3 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Going Back to School

By , Elementary Assistant Director| July 30th, 2020|

Stella, my 3-year-old, knows people wear masks because we must all be “sneaky ninjas” and hide from the virus. She believes this because that’s what I told her. It was the best explanation that I could come up with when she asked why the lady handing me her Happy Meal had a mask on. That’s [...]

How to Handle Stress When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By , ReNew Director| May 6th, 2020|

The Gunter house has been a little crazy in the last few weeks. When homeschooling started for my oldest child, my youngest had one molar that was just breaking through with the other molar just about there. It has been a battle of wills between the boys and me on what needs to be done [...]

Chalk Attacks: Using Chalk to Fight Fear With Faith

By , | May 3rd, 2020|

Our family is always trying to find ways to thank the teachers and staff at our kids’ school. One of the most meaningful ways is when we “chalk attack” the sidewalks with positive messages and pretty pictures. We’ve been doing these chalk attacks for years, but it seems now that COVID-19 has affected the world, [...]

Bible Memory Verses Made Simple for Your Family

By , KidzKlub Director| April 29th, 2020|

With stay-at-home orders in place, many of us may have found some extra time on our hands. What’s a better way to use that time than to equip yourself and your family with the truth of God’s Word? This simple method will help you learn Bible memory verses. You can easily memorize Scripture, poetry, and [...]

5 Daily Full-Time Working Mom Routines for This Season

By , Communications Project Director| April 21st, 2020|

How can we balance being a full-time mom, full-time manager, and full-time wife? You just don’t. On the first day of my self-quarantine, I pretty much gave up on having some sort of normalcy or schedule for my family and me. I also found myself asking for forgiveness from my co-workers and my toddler for [...]

8 Practical Tips for Learning at Home

By , | April 17th, 2020|

In this season, you may be asked to step in as a "sub" for your child(ren). This is hard work, and it can be overwhelming! It's not easy to be an excellent teacher on top of your full-time career. Be gracious to yourself and lower your expectations. If you work at teaching your children with [...]

7 Ways the Armor of God Can Protect Your Children Right Now

By , KidzKlub Director| April 16th, 2020|

During these uncertain times, we believe that if our children aren’t being prepared, then they are unprepared. As parents, we feel like it is crucial to equip our children (and ourselves) with the armor of God. In Ephesians 6:13-17, the Apostle Paul writes: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the [...]

Four Cheap and Easy Easter Crafts

By , Contributing Writer| April 7th, 2020|

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Easter has crept up on us. Since we’re all cooped up, this is a good time to resurrect some enthusiasm for crafts. Many people are out of work, so here are some dirt-cheap ideas to keep you and/or your little ones busy. To boot, no craft store is required. The Dollar [...]

3 Easy and Fun Preschool Bible Crafts for This Season

By , KidzKlub Coordinator| April 2nd, 2020|

As parents and children are forced into shelter-in-home orders, we know how hard it is keep things fun and creative at home with your children. So, the KidzKlub Team has assembled three of their favorite preschool Bible crafts that you can do with things you already have around the house! We hope you enjoy these [...]

Resurrection Eggs: An Easter Advent Activity

By , Teams Resident| March 25th, 2020|

Oftentimes, when we think of advent, we think of Christmas. But Easter also has an advent season. Easter Advent is during Lent—a time where we prepare our hearts to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This season, try resurrection eggs, a fun way for your family to count down to Easter [...]