The child today
Listening to the concerns of society, the child today occupies a central place. The child is a singular being, a social being similar to others and different among others similar to him.
Work as if everything depended on us, and expect us in God as if everything depended on Him.
You can get the wrong goal!
Three possible trajectory errors…
Salvation for all
The Bible makes no restrictions on who is affected by the offer of salvation (John 3.16). As soon as a child is aware of his sin, he needs to reconcile with his Creator.
What happens in a nest?
Since the sun has risen, we hear incessant spllings in the nest comfortably installed. The little ones are hungry, and even very hungry. Parents go back and forth continuously to feed their nest. What a job! Let’s imagine for a moment…
Organize the lesson
The pedagogical sheet allows the preparation of the lesson to be organised; then, it can be referred to during the session.
A good atmosphere
If we can create a peaceful, joyful, confident, relaxed atmosphere, the children will look for it.
A good habit
Start each of our meetings with prayer.
At some point, the instructor has to do a little (or a lot) of discipline.
Replace speeches with image
As much as possible, it is best to replace the speeches with the image. What for?
Singing is important for believers
They thus proclaim their faith, confess the name of Jesus, and strengthen themselves spiritually.
Children can be taught a song to be sung during the sessions, or to perform it on a special occasion, a church party.
An athlete does not turn out to be a champion on the morning of victory. This moment is just the manifestation of what it has been for many years. To succeed, he had to make choices. He had to train and prepare with courage and determination to achieve his goal....
LOVE PROVES ITSELF If we are asked if we like children, we will answer "of course!" And yet, the answer is not so simple. Our love can quickly reach its limits in certain circumstances. True love is not only what we feel, such as tenderness, emotion, sympathy,...
Helping children walk with God
To become a disciple of Jesus, the child must go through 7 steps in his growth.
Everyone likes to hear stories!
And especially, children. But how can you tell and captivate your audience when you’re not used to it?
You're entitled to my respect! In a team effort, especially in pairs, each instructor must stick to the part that has been allocated to him: singing, lesson, activities ... except for special needs and agreement among all. For example, he should avoid commenting on...
The verse by heart?
We may have this habit of taught children a verse by heart during each session. What impact does this learning have on children? Is it useful?
Four points to highlight
Regarding the children’s prayer in the context of Sunday school.
Adapting to the child’s abilities
The lesson itself does not last more than 15-20 minutes, at the greatest maximum, the teaching can continue in other forms through the activities.
If we want children to remain interested in our teaching throughout the session, (and therefore avoid heckling) it is imperative to add a variety of activities. What kinds of activities can be done in the application of a lesson?
Be simple but not reductive
The state of perdition and the path to salvation are the same for all human beings. However, it is clear that you will not speak to a child with the same terms as if you were talking to an adult.
Let’s talk material
Didn’t you ever have to give up an activity just to not have to go a few kilometers to buy a tube of strong glue or colored paper?
Why aren’t the Bible taught to toddlers in churches?
Because a toddler only blurs a few words, one imagines that he does not understand what he is taught.
Preparing the local
Ideally, the little ones should have a room of their own, which you can furnish and decorate to your liking. But this is not necessary.
Teens: Building a Relationship
Imagine that the preteens you teach talk about you in your absence.
The teenagers who are they?
Beings in the making, under construction, helpless, I would say in construction. They therefore need mandatory security measures.
Getting ready to take care of teenagers is…
to get to know them, to listen to them, to be a reference, to know how to meet their needs.
Becoming an adult
For me I find that what adolescence looks like most is at birth…
“Chouquette discovers God”
This manual presents a thoughtful, tested program to help parents and teachers bring a bible education to the very young 2-year-old.
“The toddlers discover God”
Children will learn that God loves them, and that he also loves other children in the family and their parents. They are no longer the center of the world! We want to help them see those around them and begin to become aware of their needs.
Knowing how to react in difficulty
The Word of God, the word of truth, which does not obscure any aspect of Christian life, offers us his answers so that our service may be imbued with the victory of the Lord Jesus.
Although they grew up in the church and in a Christian family, many young people did not really grasp the basic Christian doctrines. Without falling prey to false doctrines, they have difficulty in clearly stating the things they believe in.
Does the child always have to understand the word?
“You don’t understand what I’m doing now, but you’ll understand later.” (John 13.7) When Jesus taught the parables, even his disciples did not understand them afterwards, they were allegories: “Then Jesus left the crowd and went home. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weed in the field.” (Matthew 13.36)
Yes, the child is important to God!
God chose men from birth and often before.
Here is a selection of books, recent or old, that I have made for you, the monitors, among the many books I have been able to read in order to improve my service. Accessible to all, they constitute a minimum "base" of knowledge essential for our service to children....
Is it necessary to have a special ability to care for children or a special affection for them in order to be able to teach them the Word of God? First of all, being a good facilitator (knowing how to lead a group, organize activities, have good contact with...
The goal is above all spiritual, The instructor needs a variety of spiritual tools: Communion with the Lord The current must pass between the monitor and God so that the monitor can speak to him and direct him. The monitor will be able to give the children the "bread...
Not so easy …
We are sometimes saddened because children seem not to be interested in the teaching that is given to them. One could then deduce that they are not thirsty for God’s things.
Excerpt from the book "Pais my lambs" (exhausted) by Wendy HANNA, with permission from the author. Physical: Application to Teaching: He is very active but gets tired very quickly. Provide for moments of physical activity and periods of rest. He likes to touch...
An article by Pastor Edouard KOWALSKI Let us seek to look at the children with the eyes and heart of Jesus. The children, in the time of Jesus, were like the children you know today. Jesus could meet the children you work with, he would have the same reactions. Let us...
Excerpt from the book "Pais my lambs" (exhausted) by Wendy HANNA, with permission from the author. Physical: Application to teaching: He is very active in words and deeds. Choose songs with gestures, mimic verses, play history. He gets tired easily, he can't sit too...
Excerpt from the book "Pais my lambs" (exhausted) by Wendy HANNA, with permission from the author. Physical: Application to teaching: Its growth slows down, it is very active and exuberant. He enjoys participating in camps and outdoor activities. Its muscle...
Excerpt from the book "Pais my lambs" (exhausted) by Wendy HANNA, with permission from the author. Physical: Application to teaching: Rapid and irregular growth is often caused by fatigue and clumsiness. Take this into account when entrusting him with tasks to...
An article by Nicole DENIZOU The child today Listening to the concerns of society, the child today occupies a central place. The child is a singular being, a social being similar to others and different among others similar to him."If he is small, we talk about...
An article by Nicole DENIZOU
About 40 years ago, I was keen to get involved with the teenagers in the church where we were. At that time, I think I was the first to do so. We had some very strong moments. We have seen conversions, healings, it has changed the face of the church where we were. There was a bible teaching adapted every week for them, quickly I set up a singing and orchestra activity, and we were able to form a group with which we were evangelizing.
To help you succeed in a moment of sharing and prayer as a family : Prepare a little in advance your intervention in front of the children with the help of the educational sheet (you can ask for advice from the leaders of your church who are used to using this...
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