Posts Tagged "Small Groups"

100 Questions For Talking to Kids

image Here is another synopsis of an article which I published over on  The article titled TALKING TO KIDS: 100 QUESTIONS TO START A CONVERSATION was published on May 17, 2010.

Brief Synopsis

I love talking to kids!  I really do.  It just comes naturally, but I know that is not the case for all people.  In this article I offer a list of 100 conversation starters in a variety of categories that you can use to start talking to kids.

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Blog Patrol (May 26, 2009)


Welcome to the Memorial Day week edition of the Blog Patrol. I must have seen 50 or so blog posts on Monday about Memorial Day. I’ve only included one here in this week’s Blog Patrol. That said, I would like to take a moment to thank all the brave men and women who are currently protecting our country or have in the past. Your service is invaluable, and we should remember it and offer you thanks more than one day a year!


These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last weeks Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Are You Open Minded?

  • In this article, Barry Wallace looks at the interplay between arrogance and supposed open-mindedness that has become such a popular notion in our society.

In Love with Being in Love with God

  • From Elemental Children’s Ministry, this post looks at the issue of putting high value an emotional reactions in Children’s Ministry.

Tuesday (May 19, 2009)

Talking About Talking About Abortion

  • This article includes Dr. Albert Mohler’s take on President Obama’s recent commencement speech at Notre Dame University.

Can I Know God’s Will?

  • Tim Challies steps away from reviewing books for a moment and offers this exceprt from R.C. Sproul examining the age old question of whether or not we can know the will of God.

The problem with Sunday School

  • Kenny Conley offers his observations on problems with the Sunday School model for teaching children as opposed to a small group format.


  • For any parents of sons out there, this article looks at the fact that many of the things we see a negative characteristics in our sons are reflected of our attitude towards God.

Out of the Mouths of Babes …

  • Thomas Jefferies offers yet another verification that God talks to us through our kids. In reading about his reaction, I was reminded of the time I had a similar experience with my seven year old. I wrote about it here in a similarly titled post: From the mouth of babes….

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Blog Patrol (May 19, 2009)

Welcome to “The Blog Patrol” where every week we bring you the best of the blogs related to Christianity in general with just a little emphasis on Children’s Ministry.


These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last week’s Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Hints and Tips for Teaching Ages 2-3

  • I just found this blog this week, so the stragglers includes several older posts. This one offers practical ideas for teaching 2 and 3 year olds.

Hints and Tips for Teaching Ages 4-5

  • Practical tips for working with 4 & 5 year olds.

Hints and Tips for Teaching Grades 1 and 2

  • This article looks at advice for teaching first and second graders.

Plant a seed…Grow a Volunteer

  • This article offers 77 bits of insight related to recruiting and working with volunteers.

Tuesday (May 12, 2009)

Four Points Of Attack – Your Motives

  • Perry Noble begins a series on four areas any Christian Minister/Ministry will face.

Children’s Ministry Think Tank: What Is Your Church’s Policy About Baptizing Children?

Building Faith Skills in Kids (5 of 5)

  • In this final installment of this series, Jabberfrog looks at the skill of giving to God.

#69 Saving Seats at Church

  • From Stuff Christians Like, this is actually an older post revisited, but I liked #7 in the list so much that I decided to include it in this week’s Blog Patrol.

Preaching the Sermon on the Mount from Memory

  • In this article, Trevin Wax challenges Pastors to preach large sections of Scripture from memory.

Complaining: A Rejection of God

  • From Charlie Wallace, this article on complaining starts “Ironically, parents complain that one of the areas of parenting that is most frustrating to them is when their children complain.”

Moore: “The Devil Votes Christian Values”

  • From Between Two Worlds, this is a transcription of a sermon preached by Dr. Russell Moore in which he looks at how the Devil tries to usurp the power of the Gospel. I have not read the transcript but listened to the sermon several weeks ago. It is well worth a read and a listen!

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