Posts tagged Children's Ministry
Hand Lettering Inspiration

Sometimes we just need a creative break in our busy days to focus on God's Word. At Proclaim Truth, you will be welcomed into this time to learn and practice a new creative outlet. Christie wants to help you discover a creative way to interact with the beautiful Words of scripture and is confident that anyone can learn the art of hand lettering. You will learn the basic steps in hand lettering to help you engage with God's Word and share it with others. Each participant will be gifted with a few tools to inspire you to continue your new skill at home. Take this moment to exercise your inner artist.

Christie Daugherty is a hand lettering artist from Tyler, TX. She teaches women to relieve stress & anxiety while building their confidence and faith through the art of hand lettering. She is invested in sharing God's Word while inspiring others to "Be the Light".


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Teaching Good Theology to Kids: The Story of Scripture

The Bible tells a story - the true and great story of God, His world and a people He loves. It is a story about God, but it is also our story - the history and heritage of the people of God. Helping children understand, believe and find their place in God’s big story is an essential part of discipleship. But it's hard work! How do you tell the individual stories of scripture in a way that keeps the whole story in view, with God at the center? This workshop will help you think carefully about teaching the story of scripture to the children in your home, church, school or family and equip you with practical tools to do so.

Anne Lincoln Holibaugh serves as the Associate Minister of Next Gen and Family Equipping at The Village Church Denton. She has ministered to children and families within the local church for 15 years and has developed curriculum, designed classes and created learning environments for children and families to grow in their knowledge of and love for God. Anne Lincoln also serves as an advisor for Proclaim Truth.

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How to Faithfully Interpret Scripture

Do you have a curiosity to answer all the possible questions that may come to mind as you study scripture? Beyond reading the scripture and making observations, Caroline Smiley will give you the guidance and tools you need to interpret Scripture faithfully with humility and wisdom. We want you to have confidence to interpret Scripture for yourself, not by yourself. Take this step into diving a bit deeper into studying God's Word.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

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How to Craft a Rule of Life

There are necessary physical rhythms of our body: breathing, heart beating, blinking. The same is true on a spiritual level. Learning to develop a Rule of Life is about arranging your life to actually be abundant - rather than tired, busy or frustrated. By clarifying your life’s vision, spiritual gifts and desires, your life in Christ can be transformed in concrete ways. In this workshop, you will bring clarity to your deepest values, most important relationships and highest priorities, and feel motivated to remove what may be wasting time and depleting energy. We will learn to model Jesus' self awareness he teaches in John 10.

Jill Barlow is a self proclaimed math nerd, who after working in the corporate world, decided to attend Gordon-Conwell seminary where she graduate with a Masters of Art in Theology. Jill moved to Texas in 2013, bought a "Texas Forever" t-shirt and has never looked back. Jill serves in full time ministry as the Groups Minister at The Village Church in Southlake, TX.

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Practicing the Presence of God

You have commited to spend these 3 days to growing as a teacher, a leader, and one who faithfully disciples others. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed or confused about your next steps. We invite you to intentionally spend time in prayer and engaging God's Word on purpose. Lacey will guide you through these 90 minutes and allow you to experience rest and recharge through a time of prayer and engaging scripture. We are confident that this time will be extremely well invested in hearing from God and transforming your future practice of walking with Him.

Lacey Rozell, her husband Scott, and 3 kids live in New York City. She has led in many capacities in the church over the last 15 years including Steps and Prayer ministry. She is devoted to studying and teaching specifically about prayer in her community and church.

Better Together: How to Make Team Teaching Work

Teaching a Bible study is a BIG job for one person. Aina and her team have learned the value, joy, and best practices for teaching as a team in the church. They want to help you discover the beautiful gift of working as a team to teach the Bible, and lead well in humility and wisdom. They will guide you through the process of building and growing a cohesive team by providing you with tangible tools to work together functionally and relationally. You will have a clear picture of how to equip your teaching team, while providing helpful feedback and encouragement as you grow together.

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It is her degrees in both Education and Counseling (M.Ed in Educational Psychology, and M.Ed. in Counseling) that eventually led Aina Carruth to her true passion, teaching the Bible. She has a fierce conviction to bring others along to see how beautiful an informed faith can be. Aina and her family have been a part of The Village Church since 2008 and part of the Plano Campus, now Citizens Church, since it launched in 2014. Aina now teaches as part of a team for Women's Bible Study at Citizens Church.

The Teacher's Toolbox

As teacher's we feel a great responsibility that our students are understanding the content and ultimately growing and being transformed to the image of Christ. Prof. Howard Hendricks says, "Good teachers can't be focused on what they do, but on what their students are doing." If you have wondered why the content is not affecting transformation in your students, then consider this workshop. There is a reality that not everyone learns in the same way, and there are tools that you can use to creatively help others know God at any age and in any setting. Erin will walk you through understanding different learning styles and give you the best tools to add to your curriculum that will effectively encourage gospel transformation in your students.

Erin Duffy is a 4th grade teacher at Evangelical Christian School Germantown, Tennessee. Erin taught for 15 years in Dallas before becoming a wife to Brian Duffy and step-mom to four wonderful children (ages 9, 11, 14, and 15). She is passionate about teaching academic content in creative and engaging ways, helping her students recognize the beauty and wonder of the world around them. She loves using her teaching skills within the context of Bible instruction, and it has been a joy for her to be able to do this for many years in the world of Christian education.

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Knowing Faith Podcast: Live Recording

Spirit and Word: The Inspiration and Illumination of God's Word.

The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. This will be a live recording for the Proclaim Truth audience that will feature a helpful discussion of the Spirit's role in inspiration and illumination of God's Word.

Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, Knowing Faith podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.

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Sharing the Gospel with Children

It is an amazing gift to be able to help children understand and respond to the Gospel but sometimes we don't feel as equipped to do so as we would like. Whether you are presenting the plan of salvation once or are making consistent investments in a child's spiritual future, Jenni will give you the framework to do so with simplicity and honesty.

Jenni Hamm is passionate about teaching others the truths of Scripture and the greatness of our God. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their four children and serving with women’s Bible study and the NextGen ministries at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX.

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Mothering and Ministering: Is Balance Possible? (a panel discussion)

Making time to study the Word, especially to lead and teach, is valuable. But for those of us in the season of mothering young children, finding the right time and balance to be faithful to the Word and faithful to our families can be particularly challenging. How do we balance being first and foremost a daughter of God and on mission for the Kingdom, knowing that our families are a very valuable expression of our mission but not always our only mission? Joined by a panel of women who are faithfully teaching in their own community, Caroline will guide us through a helpful discussion that will speak encouragement and creativity into finding balance in ministry and mothering. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a glimpse into different perspectives in the midst of this season of life.

Caroline will be joined by Colleen Searcy, Angie Likens, Kelsey Hency, Melissa Deming and Aina Carruth.

Caroline Smiley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three young children where she teaches Bible study at her home church, Eastside Community Church. Her passion is making theology accessible to the church, especially women. Caroline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament.

Developing a Philosophy of Teaching

Often times, we find ourselves in a position of teaching others the Word but haven't quite developed our “voice.” And often times we have been faithfully teaching for a while, but we need a reminder on the biblical and theological foundation for why we teach God’s Word. If this resonates with you, then this workshop will encourage your heart and give context for creating your own philosophy of teaching. You will develop a mission statement for yourself in order to help guide, encourage and reorient your heart around why you do what you do.

Alexandria Ford serves as a certified wellness coach, and as a teaching assistant for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Her desire is to encourage believers to live well for the glory of God.

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How to Teach Little Kids Big Theology

We have all heard people say things like "it is too hard to teach theology to children" or "kids can't really understand scripture". Julie Wilding disagrees and will show you how to communicate truth to children in a way that they can understand and digest. Whether you want to teach big truths to your own little ones or in a formal setting, Julie will teach you how to redeem the moments you have with the kids in your life.

As the mom of three amazing kids, Julie Wilding has a passion for teaching Children Biblical truth. Julie serves as the Preschool Minister at her church where she trains volunteers to teach in age appropriate ways and maintains the theological integrity of all curriculum taught. Julie lives in the Dallas area with her husband Mike and three kids.

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How to Speak Human

Faced with the desire to see other women walk in the light of the gospel, we can sometimes meet challenges and obstacles that are difficult to navigate or hard to understand. Conflict in relationships, the desire to support a friend in a difficult season of life or the reality of walking with a young adult who is maturing requires grace, empathy and trust in God's sovereign reign. In this workshop Jill will help you to identify human needs and emotions, as well as teach you a form of communication to help you and those in your life flourish. You will learn to listen and communicate with others in a way that allows you to trust God and love others well.

Jill Hawkins is a Life and Wellness Coach. She lives in Prosper, TX with her husband where she invest her time as a researcher, mediator and collaborator. Jill has a soft spot for mom's of boys, having raised five of her own, and host the most amazing dance parties in the Hawkins' barn. Jill also serves as an advisor for Proclaim Truth.

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Foundations of Teaching the Bible to Others

Have you ever wondered if you are using commentaries correctly or if there is a Bible study tool that would make it easier? Kelsey Hency will be sharing her process of studying the Bible to teach it to others. She will help you develop the foundations necessary for teaching women directly from Scriptures, and take you from studying the Bible to communicating God's Word to others.

Kelsey Hency is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fathom Magazine, a media company set out to compel people to seek out the depths of Christian faith. Kelsey lives in Dallas with her husband Matt and their two girls, and she teaches the Bible to women at her local church, Northway Church.

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