January/February 2016 Web Exclusives


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  • Jesus Welcomes Children: We created a Heart Cut-Out template for the artistically challenged—just copy on colored paper and cut! (From “Nursery,” page 22.)
  • Resolve Conflicts With L.O.V.E.: Print L.O.V.E. bookmarks for kids to remind them of the steps they can use to resolve conflicts with others. (From “Elementary,” page 30.)
  • Forgiveness Shows: Want kids to dig even deeper into Joseph’s life? Use this unforgettable demonstration. (From “Elementary,” page 30.)
  • Pop-Up Prayers: Print a Heart Template for each preteen, and lead kids through the Pop-Up Prayer devotion to help encourage them to trust God with their prayers.  (From “Preteen,” page 34.)
  • The Jesus-Centered Bible: For those of you who can’t get enough of the Jesus-Centered Bible, check out the Jesus-Centered movement to get involved and stay connected with others in the Jesus-Centered community. (From “The Goods,” page 47.)
  • Pre-emptive Strikes: Dig into more details on how to periodically search in Gaggle’s article “Top Social Networks and Apps Your Kids Use.” (From “Leadership,” page 53.)
  • WIN WIN: Print or post our Win Win Checklist to get started on partnering with your community to make a difference. (From “How Your Church Can Partner With Colleges or Universities,” page 70.)
  • Gamification and Your Ministry: Watch the  drivers in Sweden who were photographed and entered into a lottery to win a portion of the proceeds from people who got speeding tickets on the same road. (From “Gamification and Your Ministry,” page 77.)
  • Gamification and Your Ministry: Still wondering about Octalysis? Start by looking at the Gamification Framework created by Yu-Kai-Chou. (From “Gamification and Your Ministry,” page 77.)
  • Wrapped in His Love: Use the Heart Envelope Handouts to show kids how God wraps us in his love. (From “The Love Connection,” page 89.)

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January/February 2016 Web Exclusives
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Jessica Sausto

Jessica Sausto is an editor in Group’s children’s ministry department and a key leader in the preschool program at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colorado.

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