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Children’s Ministry Magazine | January February 2015

FEATURES

Is Sunday School on Life Support?
Is the much-trumpeted demise of Sunday school reality—or myth? We have exclusive research results  exploring the truth about Sunday school in churches today.

Come, Follow Me!
If you want to recruit like Jesus, stop doing these four critical things.

Good Media Checklist
Use our 6 traits to evaluate whether your media makes the grade.

Chasing the Sun
Travel to Uganda with one of our editors as she uncovers the long-term benefits of short-term missions.

10 Vital Truths About Autism
What you need to know to welcome families with autistic children.

How to Make Your Ministry Irresistible
15 ways to get kids (and their families) to keep coming back.

Are You a Gutsy Leader?
Tough talk from a ministry guru.

Fleeing the Faith
This is not a feel-good story; it’s a parent’s conundrum that’ll break your heart.

Faith Unfrozen
Use these 6 fabulously frosty ideas that play off the wildly popular movie Frozen to thaw out kids’ faith this winter.

AGE-LEVEL INSIGHTS

Birth to 2
Hugs from Jesus, nurture learning with five senses, building blocks for spiritual growth, plus more.

Ages 3 to 5
Winter wonder, for God so loved the world, preschool praise, plus more.

Ages 6 to 9
Life unfolds, love obstacles, cultivate kids’ callings, plus more.

Ages 10 to 12
Picture it, inspiration wall, grace-inducing freedom, plus more.

IDEAS

Reaching Out
A year of sharing faith, Valentine’s day night, week of good work.

Family Ministry
First place family ministry, prayer cubes, plus more.

Special Needs
Our kids can, substitute snapshots, plus more.

Discipline Q&A
Redirecting “church is dumb” talk, handling bullying, and when to talk to a parent.

Leadership
Expert insights from children’s ministry leaders.

>> And much more…

Letter from the Editor