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Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021

What’s been happening with children’s ministry in Canada during COVID-19? To answer this question, Scripture Union created a survey to take the pulse of children’s ministry in the second quarter of 2021 and released the findings in the Canadian Children’s Ministry Report (CCMR) earlier this month. Technically and empirically, it was a comprehensive survey. The […]

What Does the Bible Say About Parenting?

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6. The above verse may be one of the best-known verses concerning parenting. Remarkably, it’s just one of more than 1,900 references in the Bible that mention parents, fathers, or mothers. We find most […]

Purpose of the Family

What’s the purpose of the family? Sociologists generally view the purpose of the family as procreation and socialization. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Robin S. Smith, says the socializing purpose of the family in today’s society “is to provide a safe and nurturing space in which its members can know that feeling of ‘home’ … […]

Two Minute Training

For Christians, the Great Priority is to pass the stories along to our children about God’s fame, power, and the marvellous things He’s done. God should not be hidden from our children. We must teach them about Him so the next generation, and all the generations to come, will know and love Him (Psalm 78:1-8). […]

Heart, Head, Hands

Helping children connect with Jesus and His Story takes more than programs, a good curriculum, special events, or keeping children engaged with good things. If children are going to develop strong links with Jesus, they need hearts inclined to Him, a thirst to know Him, and a desire to live for Him. Hearts inclined to […]

Aim Higher

I should have walked out or cried out, but I stayed where I was and stewed with frustration. The cause of my agitation was the content of a plenary message at a children’s ministry conference. The thesis was that children, in and of themselves, are the raison d’être for children’s ministry. It was gruelling. Jesus […]

Encourage Your Children

COVID-19 is having a negative effect on children and adults worldwide. Changes to our regular routines, living situations, time spent with friends and family, access to medical treatment, engagement in physical activities, what we’re eating, and the use of technology, are profoundly influencing our emotional and intellectual wellbeing. For children in particular, new protocols in […]

School of KidsMin

Reaching children with the Gospel of the kingdom, rescuing them from the world, rooting them in God’s Story, and releasing them to be kingdom ambassadors in the world, should be our # 1 priority. That’s why Scripture Union developed the School of KidsMin – a one of a kind virtual learning hub. Launched in September […]

Children’s Ministry Prayer

Build children Lord, who will be strong enough to know they are weak, brave enough to face themselves when they are afraid, and humble enough to confess their pride. May they know that to know you, is to know life. Build children Lord, whose hearts are clean, lips are pure, vision sure, and ways true. […]

God’s Indescribable Gift

As children begin to make their way in the world, they encounter the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sadly, some children face more trials and tragedies than others. Millions of children are victims of violence, exploitation, and abuse. More than a third of the world’s children live in grinding poverty. But the greatest catastrophe […]