Tag Archives: childrens ministries

Kids Corner: Distracting Decor

There’s a lot of distractions this time of year. The presents, the lights, the garlands, the pageants, the cookies. It’s easy to forget why we do it all.

Bible Verses: Luke 12:22-34, Colossians 3, 1st Timothy 6:17-19, Psalm 119:11, Proverbs 2:5 and 2nd Corinthians 4:7

Kids Corner: Rocky Ground

When everything seems to be changing in your life, how are you supposed to be thankful? And if its your friend that’s feeling like that, what are you supposed to do?

Bible Verses: Philippians 2:14, Lamentations, Psalm 7:17, Ephesians 5:20, James 1, 2nd Corinthians 12, 1st Corinthians 13:6 , 1st Peter 2:21, Romans 12:15

Kids Corner: The Story of Ruth

It’s another broadcast of Jerusalem News Daily! Your news, 3000 years in the making! Tune in to find out what miraculous things are going down!

Source: The Book of Ruth, in the Bible.

Kids Corner: Stormy Skies

Dark are the days ahead… What are Christians supposed to do?

Bible Verses: Ecclesiastes 1:9, Genesis 6:5, Jonah 1, Genesis 18, Romans 12:21, Matthew 5:38, 1st Peter 2:12, Philippians 2:15.

Inside Out – Biblical Worldview – Barna Research – 11/01/23

We develop our way of looking at the world—our worldview—before we turn 13.

Remarkably, new research finds that fewer than one in ten parents think through how to guide their children spiritually during those critical years.  

Dr. George Barna directs the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University and includes these findings in his new book Raising Spiritual Champions: Nurturing Your Child’s Heart, Mind and Soul. “Everybody has a worldview. You need a worldview to get through the day,” Barna says. “So children are going to develop a worldview whether their parents are involved in it or not. That is a vacuum that has to be filled.” 

If parents don’t work toward developing their children’s spiritual life, other worldviews will fill that void. “Without their parents being there to help guide them, they’re just doing the best they can to make sense of it all.” Barna offers ways to help parents to live out their roles as disciple-makers.  “The first of those is to recognize that God gave them these children to raise up to be disciples,” he says.  So it’s important to be intentional and not outsource this critical part of parenting.  

“They have to have not only a commitment, but a plan to take in these children during those formative 12 years, and do everything they can to lead them down the right path.” That begins by knowing what beliefs you as a parent want your children to embrace.  “Why? Because we do what we believe. In essence, your worldview is based on your beliefs, that then gets translated into behavior,” he says.  

“The only way that you can be Christlike is to think like Jesus so that you can live like Jesus.” 

Children see when stated beliefs are not reflected in behavior.  “Kids don’t trust their parents anymore because their parents say one thing and do another. You want to get to your kids? Model the beliefs that you’re trying to teach them. When they see you live it out, then they’re going to say, ‘Okay, I see it. It works. My parents believe it. I’m going to run with it.’” 

Underlying all of this, Dr. George Barna recommends that Christian parents bear in mind the context of all of their parenting.  “Parenting is a vital battle in the spiritual war in which we live,” he says. “We have to be aware of the nature of that battle if we’re going to fight it well.” 

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Kids Corner: Fast And The Fearless

There’s a lot of spooky things around this time of year. Is it ok to be scared? Are there things we shouldn’t be scared of?

Bible Verses: Psalm 34:4, 56:3-4, 27:1, 2nd Timothy 1:7, Proverbs 9:10, Philippians 2:12

Kids Corner: All Alone

Turtle Scouts, Revolution, and Church. What could they all possibly have to do with each other? There seems to be a connection at Mr. Jacob’s garage today.


Bible Verses: Ephesians 2, 1st Peter 2:9, Hebrews 10:24, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 3:16, Matthew 18:15

Kids Corner: SHARATHON!!!

It’s a super exciting morning at Mr. Jacob’s garage! There’s popcorn being made and furniture being pushed around for the optimum listening experience. What could possibly be happening?!

Bible verses: Proverbs 16:9, Mark 11:24, Matthew 18:20, Mark 12:43

Kids Corner: Boss Monsters

How do you feel when you are being bossed around? It’s fun to be in charge, but is there a right and wrong way to do it?

Bible Verses: 1st John 4:18, 1st Corinthians 13:5, Philippians 2, Matthew 5

Kids Corner: Teaching Is Hard

Have you ever tried to teach someone something and they just aren’t getting it? It’s really frustrating, right? The Bible tells us that we are supposed to teach others about Jesus, but what if it’s just too hard?

Bible Verses: 1st Corinthians 12, Matthew 25:21, and Luke 12:48