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JenningsDavid has served kids around the world for the majority of his life.  From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him.  Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.
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5 Ways to Bring Music Into Your Children’s Ministry

How important is music to your ministry? Recently, a new study of 4-year-olds showed that singing and playing music can help improve a child’s cooperation and problem-solving skills. The kids studied were 30 times more likely to be helpful after they had sung and played a percussion instrument compared to children who hadn't. And in the Bible, we see the importance of music. In Matthew 26:30 we see how Jesus and his disciples sang hymns. Let me encourage you to integrate music into your ministry. Here are some quick and simple tips to help you hit all the right notes…
Posted at 12:29

When Disaster Strikes: 3 Stages of Emotion Kids Experience

You may have seen on the news the Colorado flooding that has (at the time of writing) taken three lives. Our prayers go out to all those impacted by this disaster. Kids are seeing the devastation on televisions and newspapers and are hearing adults talk about it. The children you work with may have difficulty understanding and processing a disaster like this. They may end up confused and full of questions. The subject can be difficult to tackle, but it gives us a chance to grow closer to God…
Posted at 12:00

7 Interesting Facts From the Bible for Kids

Adding interesting facts about the Bible to your lessons can help bring context and clarity to those Bible verses that may be harder for younger kids to comprehend. Here are seven interesting facts from the Bible you can use…
Posted at 10:48

5 First-Day Memories

The first day of school is a big day. We’ve all seen the adorable pictures that proud parents post on Facebook of their children going to their first day of school. Remember when you were just beginning on your ministry journey? What it was like in your first year? First months? First days? Remember how it all began?
Posted at 12:08

Quiz: Do You Know Kid Lingo?

Do you know how to talk to your kids? When your kids speak is it like hearing a whole new language? The team at Oxford Dictionaries has recently added 65 new words, many of which have origins in preteen talk. So how hip on kid lingo are you? This quick quiz of the new words will test if you can speak preteen or if you need a translator…
Posted at 12:35

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