Resources useful to teachers can also be found on other pages on this site: Preteen leader resources, Youth leader resources, Church resources, Homeschooling resources, Kidmin resources, & pages, Judeo-Christian history websites, videos, books pages, and more.
“A Devastating Report on Christian Education” – by Mike Riddle, founder of “Creation Training Inititative” (CTI); with excerpts from “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church… And Rethinking the Faith” by David Kinnaman, President of “Barna Group”.
“How to Minister to Solo Parents and Their Kids: Your church can be the hands and feet of Jesus by coming alongside solo parents with support and encouragement” – by Jenny Funderburke Smith for “Ministry Spark”, valuable free content from “David C. Cook”.
“How to Really Minister to Kids Affected by Divorce: Divorce is not something kids ‘get over’, but your ministry can be a place of understanding, security, and safety when kids’ lives are in turmoil” – by Jenny Funderburke Smith for “Ministry Spark”, valuable free content from “David C. Cook”.
BIBLE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
“Hearts, Brains, & Growing Pains: Terrific Teaching that Changes You & Your Kids”– by Lois Keffer & Godprints Team (could not find link).
“Raise Your GPA: God’s Way to Win @ School & Life” – by Jonathan Banks, founder of “Raise Your GPA”.
“Bible Games Central” – “We believe that Games, when designed and executed purposefully, are an excellent tool for teaching Biblical truths”; offers free games for kids, youth, & adults; search by topic or by Bible passage; each game comes with Bible learning points, recommended scripture passages, & discussion questions.
Laminin – the adhesion molecule that holds our cells together; 6 minute video clip from “How Great is Our God” DVD: “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 – DVD by Louie Giglio, pastor, author, speaker, & founder of “Passion” (in 2017, 55,000 people between 18-25 years old attended in Atlanta – the largest Jesus–focused collegiate gathering in history); also founded the “Passion Global Institute”, that partners with “Dallas Theological Seminary”.
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SUPPLIES, PRIZES, AWARDS:
“All Free Kids Crafts” – secular site with all things crafts; includes tutorial videos for kids, costumes, and much more.
“Christian Book Distributors: Everything Christian For Less” (CBD) – offers books, Bibles, DVDs, music, Bible studies, gifts, kids’ (books, Bibles, videos, toys, etc.), homeschooling curriculum, Christian Academics (apologetics, Bible reference, Christian history, theology, biblical languages, commentaries, etc.), & more; NOTE from site founder: many of the resources listed on this site are found at CBD.
Mad About Jesus Laboratories” – offers exciting, fascinating, and memorable scientifically based object lessons to teach biblical truths to children”.
“Christian Tools of Affirmation” (CTA) – great resource for volunteer appreciation, kids’ holiday gifts, & more.
“Cokesbury: Resources for the Christian Journey”. – “the retail and customer service arm of The United Methodist Publishing House” that also serves other denominations and independent churches; “offers more than 300,000 unique products including books, Bibles, curriculum, worship resources, and church supplies“; also offers gifts, Bible studies, & more.
“Concordia Supply” – family owned and operated church supply house “providing ministry leaders with quality christian resources that transform lives for Christ”; offers banners, Bibles by the case, communion supplies, candlelight supplies, worship bulletins, Sunday School items, VBS supplies, & more.
“Pinterest” – membership access; secular site, but offers multitude of Christian ideas, crafts, and other resources.
“Lifeway: Biblical Solutions for Life” – offers a multitude of resources for churches, ministries, & individuals including Bibles, books, videos, Christian & Worship music, Bible studies, curriculum, VBS material, church supplies, gifts, camps & mission projects, events, & much more; also offers membership to churches for “Ministry Grid” ministry training.
“4 to 14 Window Movement” – “The 4/14 Window Movement is a Global Mission Movement focusing on Reaching, Rescuing, Rooting, and Releasing children and youth (0-18 years old) to reach their full transformational impact in their family, community, and nation”; “Why 4 to 14?”, news, history, resources, & more.
“Bring Your Bible” – article by founder and author for “World Magazine” & “Focus on the Family”, Candi Cushman, “Can Christian Teachers Express Their Faith in Public Schools?”
“Child Evangelism Fellowship” (CEF) – “Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living”; offers “Good News Club” in public schools, “5-Day Club”, “CityKids*”, “Camp Good News“, “Military Children’s Ministry”, & “Youth Challenge”, & “Outreach Ministries” (events).
“See You at the Pole” is a “global day of student prayer” begun by 3 students in Texas and now millions of students take part; the event is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led on the 4th Wednesday of each September; logo theme changes each year.
“Teach 4 the Heart” – site to provide “ideas and inspiration you need to overcome your teaching challenges & make a lasting difference in your students’ hearts and lives”.
“Teachers Who Pray” (TWP) – “network of educators that equips and supports teachers to ground their work in faith, prayer, and spiritual practices because education is more than an intellectual pursuit, it requires a holistic approach that improves the non-cognitive conditions that drive teacher performance and student success”; offers articles, videos, legal rights, curriculum, & how to start a chapter.