09/23/14
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So…You’re a Youth Ministry Volunteer? by Will LaRose


I began my youth ministry experience more than thirty years ago as a volunteer. After fifteen years working as a volunteer I became a “professional” youth worker. Now that I am again volunteering on the local level, I realize that I had forgotten the joys and the disappointments that are unique to volunteers in your ministry.

This may be a good time to refresh my mind and to share with others some of the more important aspects of being a volunteer. Here they are: Read the rest of this entry »

09/16/14
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Teens Teaching Sunday School?


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 »

09/02/14
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Children and Music by John Duncan


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 »

08/19/14
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Classroom Management with a Purpose by Dan Boulton


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 »

08/12/14
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Ten Commandments for Guiding a Youth Bible Study


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 »