MSM Small Group Teaching Series May 2019 Whether you’re the parent of a sixth, seventh or eighth grader, you and your student are in a phase full of transition and transformation! In MSM, we recognize that this is a pivotal point in your student’s journey, and it’s our desire to keep partnering with you to help…

What’s That For? While you are cooking in the kitchen, collect an assortment of items such as: cheese grater, pizza cutter, candy thermometer, etc. and ask: What does it do? What is it used for? Explain that each item was made for a specific purpose (to grate cheese, cut a pizza, or determine cooking temperature)….

MSM Small Group Teaching Series April 2019 What We’re Learning: Jesus was a man who died thousands of years ago, but His story doesn’t end there. Jesus was also God’s son and He conquered death and is alive today.  In fact, as Christians our lives can be built around a single purpose: Because Jesus lives….

That child could have been me, I thought as I read through one of the responses to my survey about stress and compassion fatigue in caregivers. The respondent said her sixth-year-old child lived with intellectual delays caused by an untreated Rh factor blood disorder. The mother also said that she is still her child’s primary caregiver. With a…

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MSM Small Group Teaching Series March 16-31, 2019 What We’re Learning: Imagine you’re invited to the coolest party on earth – how exciting would that be? Now, imagine you can pass the invite on to anyone you want to, who would you invite. Well, we are invited to the coolest party of all time, knowing…

MSM Small Group Teaching Series February 23-March 10, 2019 What We’re Learning: Our lives get busy and hectic. During a basketball game a coach can call a time out to reconnect with his players, set them on a better path, and give them rest. Even in the busyness of life, God wants us to take…

Accountable to Authority Visit the public library and get each child a library card (if they don’t already have one). Allow each child to pick out and take home some books. (One book for each year of their age is a good way to keep up with how many books they checked out.) Explain the…

There have been a few times when I’ve felt that God has been pulling me up by the bootstraps and telling me he has everything under control and worrying about things isn’t actually a productive or helpful use of my time or energy. That hasn’t always been an easy message to receive, but sometimes God…

School teachers and administrators are a gold-mine for information on youth culture trends. That’s why I threw this question at a high school principal friend a couple of weeks ago: “What are you most concerned about with kids these days?” “You want to know what we’re having to deal with more than anything else at……