At GCP, we’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with creative and innovative educators from all over the world. One teacher that we’ve worked with for many years is Sue Jakes. She is the Director of Children’s ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Like many educators in the churches we serve, she is constantly striving to help children know Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »
How important is music in the instruction of children?
When we teach our children the truths of the Christian faith, as set to music, we are obeying an ancient command. God not only commands it but also is pleased when he hears it. God’s people have always sung out loud in the midst of their culture.
Music has always been a principle element in the interaction between God and his people and is vital to our sanctification. From their early years, we should teach children to understand music and handle it carefully. Why? Read the rest of this entry »
If you asked me what the biggest help to my ministry is, I would have to say that it is the Children’s Education Ministry Group. They are my support, my encouragement, and my prayer partners. Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow,” has been a lifeline to me on numerous occasions. Read the rest of this entry »
Handling and preventing misbehavior in class is always near the top of any list of concerns that teachers have. Addressing these issues requires a measure of practice, patience, persistence and planning.
Why is it important to maintain good classroom discipline? Read the rest of this entry »
I. Thou shalt teach with enthusiasm and expectation
If you like Bible study, your students will tend to like it also. If you present a learning activity with interest and expectation, youth will participate. Expect great insight based on Bible truths. Your students will sense your expectation and fulfill it.
II. Thou shalt involve every youth in Bible study
The one who does the talking, searching, and thinking is the one who learns. Choose a few methods each week that involve every youth in meaningful, Bible searching, interpreting and living. Guide them to discover God’s truths for themselves. Read the rest of this entry »