Connected, Session 2: Are You a Faith Snob?


by Jason Hayes One of my greatest desires is to be humble. When people hear the word humble, I want them to immediately think of me. I want to become the national spokesman for an organization that’s about humility. In fact, I’m hoping to get a large statue of myself erected in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., [...]

Connected, Session 2: Free Student Devotion, “A Patient Life”

This is the free student devotional for Connected, Session 2: Connected in Unity. Pause What things are causing you to be anxious? Instead of worrying about those things, lift them up to God. Think about the words patient and impatient. What attitudes, feelings, or other words and phrases do you associate with each of those [...]

Connected Session 2: Walk the Line


  How to navigate conflict with a balance of truth and grace by Daniel Darling I was having a particularly rough day at the office, and I carelessly left a weapon lying around — my email inbox. Chafed at a colleague who publically embarrassed me in a team meeting, I composed a bitter and sarcastic [...]

Connected, Session 1: Connected in Christ


As you begin this new series about church membership, it is important to first help students understand the importance of being a part of the body of Christ. There are many blessings in being a member of a local church. It’s truly a gift. With Jesus as the Cornerstone of His church, the people of [...]

Connected, Session 1: Free Student Devotion, “A Call to Community”

This is the free student devotional for Connected, Session 1: Connected in Christ. Pause Look over this week’s devotions and ponder what you’ve learned about God and His triune nature. Thank Him for a being a God who is greater than you could ever imagine. You can’t have community by yourself. The word implies interaction [...]

Connected, Session 1: Meaningful Minstry to Those Who Cannot Attend


  by John Garner They are in every church in America. They are faithful believers. They have held positions of leadership in their churches. They have been great neighbors, employees, and citizens. They have taught Sunday School, been deacons, and some have preached. They are some of God’s choice servants. They are shut-ins. These folks [...]

Connected Session 1: He’ll Come Running


The amazing race of a father and his son, and how it demonstrates God’s undying love for you. by Pete Wilson There’s a dangerous temptation many of us face when we think we’ve got God all figured out. I’ve noticed that I tend to get myself into all kinds of trouble when I make assumptions [...]

Connected, Session 1: All Excuses Ceasing


by Susan Childress This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation. In 1953, she sent special invitations to the coronation. The invitations were inscribed, “all excuses ceasing.” In other words, there is no RSVP — you’re expected to be there, no excuses. Today, you are invited and expected to accept an [...]

Preschool EXTRA (Fall 2014)

Unit 1: Do I Matter (One Conversation Placemat) NEW!  Full color printable Babies take-home pages. Session 1 - Miriam and Moses (September 7) - Ministry Grid Training Video (Kindergarten - Make a Verse Puzzle) (3s – PreK – Baby Moses Figure - Pic A, Pic B) Session 2 - Moses Led the People from Egypt (September 14) - Ministry Grid Training Video (1s and 2s [...]

And It Was Good, Session 2: Meeting the Needs of Others


by Gene A. Getz He not only healed the sick physically and psychologically, but He provided food for them as well.  Our Human and Divine Example God became flesh and dwelt among us in the person of Jesus Christ. The Bible states that Jesus was tempted in every way, and yet He was without sin. [...]