Build up the skills of new and veteran leaders and teachers with easy-to-use reference guides for ministry to children of all ages. Get the big picture and the details for ministry to children of all ages with Smart Pages.
This comprehensive guide provides you with all the information you need to create an effective children's ministry. For children's ministry directors, there are strategies for setting ministry goals, expert organization advice, guidelines for facilities and equipment, plans for recruiting and training volunteers, safety tips and much more. The articles for teachers include information about a child's world today, how to teach spiritual truths, storytelling tips, practical discipline advice, age-level characteristics, meeting children's needs, ADD/ADHD, along with many other topics. This book also includes miniposters that highlight key teaching skills and a CD-ROM containing everything that's in the book. This is an indispensable resource for everyone who works with children! Manual.
This expanded and revised Nursery Smart Pages includes a bound-in DVD containing the entire text and a caregiver training video. A wealth of information for anyone who is involved with a church nursery ministry. You’ll find answers to most any question raised in the operation of the church nursery, from the latest information on safety questions to ages and stages information, as well as new ideas to communicate and play with babies. Easy, no-fuss training and preparation of workers produces a quality nursery program and makes for easier recruiting. Birth to Age 2. Reproducible. One included in Baby Beginnings Nursery Kit.
Much more than theory, Preschool Smart Pages offers a variety of concrete actions to take when working with preschoolers, and examples of how to build an effective ministry. This book also includes a CD-ROM with customizable forms, checklists and charts. Discover how this comprehensive guide inspires and prepares teachers to make an eternal difference in children's lives!
The essential guide to understanding and ministering to preteens Gordon and Becki West describe preteens as crazy, high-energy, awkward, unpredictable, hard-to-understand young people. What are the best ways to minister to this often misunderstood and neglected group? Gordon and Becki offer a solid, practical and comprehensive understanding of how to build an effective ministry that reaches this vital age group. Preteen Ministry Smart Pages covers such topics as understanding preteens, making preteen youth groups work, motivating and nurturing preteens, ministering to the families of preteens, and recruiting and managing ministry volunteers. The book also provides suggestions for games, special events, mission trips and service projects for preteens. Anyone who has a heart for helping kids make the difficult transition from childhoodto adolescence will find a wealth of information and ideas inthis rich and much-needed r2ource.
Advice, Answers and Articles About Teaching Children with Special Needs Children with special needs often don't fit into typical children's church programs, which can result in frustration for parents, children and churches. Yet it is crucial that all children are given the opportunity to meet Jesus as their Savior and Lord. In Special Needs Smart Pages, Joni and Friends meet this vital need by providing churches of all sizes a comprehensive resource to help them reach out to individuals with different kinds of special needs, including autism, cognitive brain disorders and physical disabilities. Learn how to recruit and train leaders and teachers for a special needs ministry, how to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of disabled children, and how to help these children discover and use their unique gifts to serve the Body of Christ. Includes lessons for specially tailored Biblestories, motivational teacher devotionals, planning information, training articles, tips and miniposters, in addition to inspiring stories of six kids with special needs living for Jesus.
Teacher Training Smart Pages is the ideal resource for enabling children's pastors to quickly provide training for teachers and small group leaders in any children's program. The entire range of the training process is covered in this step-by-step guidebook. Included are forms, teacher-training certificates, teacher devotions, a monthly planning calendar, articles, tips and miniposters for use in guiding teachers of early childhood through the elementary years. Specific training issues covered include how to lead effective meetings, how to focus on publicity, in addition to teacher preparation, safety, salvation, schedules, small-group discussion, special needs, storytelling, dealing with trauma and more. Reproducible manual with CD-ROM.
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