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The Many Benefits of Biblical Singing with David Moul (Episode 48)

The Many Benefits of Biblical Singing with David Moul (Episode 48)

June 14, 2022

The Many Benefits of Biblical Singing with David Moul

Summer is here and we're ready to try something new!  Today's guest, David Moul, is passionate about singing and giving glory to God.  We're going to explore how everyone (adults and kids) benefits from singing!  Check out the terrific resources to sing a new song this summer.

Ready to get the music flowing this summer? Let's go....

DAVID MOUL is a passionate follower of Jesus, husband, father, worship pastor and music educator. He is dedicated to glorifying God in all things, and pursuing excellence and creativity in the arts as a means to this end. David holds a Bachelors of Music from Michigan State University, and currently serves as a worship pastor in Michigan.

Resources For You:
Seeds Family Worship
Slugs and Bugs
Rain for Roots
Kids - Soverign Grace Music
Getty Kids Hymnal
Hillsong Kids

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Faith-Filled Summer Fun with Stephanie Smith (Episode 47)

Faith-Filled Summer Fun with Stephanie Smith (Episode 47)

June 7, 2022

Faith-Filled Summer Fun with Stephanie Smith

Summer is here!!  Today we're exploring fun and easy ways to have an intentional, faith-filled summer with the kids in your circle of influence.  Stephanie Smith, our Director of Operations, is sharing three ideas for summer fun!

Ready for a faith-filled summer? Let's go....

STEPHANIE SMITH is Bible2School’s Director of Operations, keeping everything running smoothly so more children can hear about Jesus! She is a former teacher and leads Bible2School’s Curriculum Team in developing lessons that are Christ-centered, age appropriate, and fun!

Steph is married to her husband, Jeff, and together they have three daughters who are all Bible2School alumni. The family loves to camp and travel together. Steph is also a musician, playing at church and with the Lancaster Marimba Ensemble in addition to teaching percussion at the local high school.

Resources For You:
Matthew 4:18-22
Psalm 63:1-4
Faith Bracelet

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Fun and Engaging Ideas for a Kid’s Prayer Walk with Don MacLafferty (Episode 46)

Fun and Engaging Ideas for a Kid’s Prayer Walk with Don MacLafferty (Episode 46)

May 31, 2022

Fun and Engaging Ideas for a Kid's Prayer Walk with Don MacLafferty

Let's get outside with our kids and engage them in prayer in God's creation!  Today's guest, Don MacLafferty from In Discipleship, is sharing some simple tips to incorporate God's creation, walking, and prayer in a fun and impactful way! 

Ready to lace up your sneakers and go for a walk? Let's go....

DON MACLAFFERTY is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband to April for 31 years, a dad to Jason, Julie and Jessica and Founder/President of In Discipleship.

In 2002, God moved the hearts of Don and April to launch Kids In Discipleship—a ministry to call parents back to discipling their own kids to Christ and to find their God-given dream in serving others. Today this ministry is named In Discipleship and disciples young and old to have a daily revival with Jesus in His Word and to disciple the new generations through a partnership of the home, school, and church. Don has launched this ministry in 34 countries.

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Download Don's Book, "Meet Jesus Outside"

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Helping Our Children See Jesus with Tom Luttmann (Episode 45)

Helping Our Children See Jesus with Tom Luttmann (Episode 45)

May 24, 2022

Helping Our Children See Jesus with Tom Luttmann

Helping children see Jesus is what our partner, Bible Visuals International, is all about!  We're going to hear from Tom Luttmann, Bible Visuals International's Executive Director, about how they support the efforts of ministries who evangelize and disciple children, and how we can apply the lessons they have learned from ministry partners in our own homes.

Ready to be inspired by this dynamic ministry? Let's go....

TOM LUTTMANN has served as Executive Director of Bible Visuals International since 2010. He is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and maintains a love of the history and culture of the Maritimes. Before coming to BVI, Tom served in Christian education as a teacher and textbook author. Besides serving with BVI, Tom is a Good News Club teacher with CEF and serves on the board of Manheim Township Bible2School. He and his wife Betsy have five children and reside in Neffsville, Pennsylvania.

Resources For You:
Bible Visuals International
Genesis 18:19
Bible Visuals Family Worship - the Gospel of Mark
Depths of Grace - the Life of John Newton
Beautiful Feet Upon the Mountains

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How God is Working Through Praying Moms with Sally Burke (Episode 44)

How God is Working Through Praying Moms with Sally Burke (Episode 44)

May 17, 2022

How God is Working Through Praying Moms with Sally Burke

Hey teachers, it's spring and we're praying for you and your students to end the school year strong!  As president of Moms In Prayer International, Sally Burke leads moms around the world in praying for their children and their schools.   She's sharing some simple yet powerful tips on prayer and sharing stories about answered prayers today!

Ready to hear how God is working through intentional prayer from moms? Let's go....

SALLY BURKE serves as the President of Moms in Prayer International.  Compelled by joy and the hope God gave as she prayed with other for her children and their schools, Sally began to reach out and share with other moms-first as a Moms in Prayer group leader, then area coordinator for her hometown of Temecula, California, and later as regional coordinator for Riverside County.  In 2008, Sally became the Director of Field Ministry at Moms in Prayer headquarters, overseeing ministry expansion worldwide.  Today, in her role as President of Moms in prayer International, her vision remains unchanged, that more children and schools and moms might experience God's life-changing answers to prayer.  Sally is also an international speaker, teacher and author of _Raise Them Up, Start with Praise_ and _Unshaken_.

As a child growing up in Florida, Sally was fascinated with the space program and began her career as a space shuttle engineer.  After her marriage and the birth of two children, Sally and her husband came to faith in Christ, and Moms in Prayer soon became a top priority.  She and her husband, Ed, now have frou grown children, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren  Sally keeps fit by running and lifting weights, and in her leisure time, you'll find her curled up with a good book or enjoying the company of friends.

Resources For You:
Moms In Prayer International

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Ways We Can Help our Kids Be Passionate About Prayer with Leslie McCarthy (Episode 43)

Ways We Can Help our Kids Be Passionate About Prayer with Leslie McCarthy (Episode 43)

May 10, 2022

Ways We Can Help our Kids Be Passionate About Prayer with Leslie McCarthy

Kids ask lots of good questions about prayer, like "Why do you talk to God?" and "Does He answer prayer?"  Today we're talking to Leslie McCarthy, a Bible2School teacher and who is passionate about prayer!  She'll introduce us to practical ways to talk about and incorporate prayer with the children in our circle of imfluence and even has a prayer challenge for us!

Ready to be inspired from Leslie's passion about prayer? Let's go....

LESLIE MCCARTHY is one of our Bible2School teachers and loves teaching Biblical truth to 3rd graders! She lives in Manheim, PA with her husband and 3 children. Leslie also has a passion for artwork and enjoys painting in her spare time! Her love of painting is a result of the inspiration she finds in her family, her friends, her faith, places she’s traveled, and stories she’s heard.

Resources For You:
Philippians 4:6
James 5:13-16
Revelation 5:11
Psalm 116:2
1 Peter 5:7
Bible2School At Home P-R-A-Y Resource

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The Impact of Prayer for our Nation and Leaders with Will Graham (Episode 42)

The Impact of Prayer for our Nation and Leaders with Will Graham (Episode 42)

May 3, 2022

The Impact of Prayer for our Nation and Leaders

Today we're hearing from William Graham, Billy Graham's grandson, and past honorary chair of the National Day of Prayer.  Get ready to hear from this amazing third generation evangelist about his familiy's ministry and the importance of prayer for our nation and leaders.

Ready to be inspired by Will? Let's go....

Will Graham is Vice President and Associate Evangelist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. The third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ under the banner of the BGEA, Will
has shared the Gospel with more than one million people across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006. Will and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters, Christine Jane (CJ) and Rachel Austin, and a son, William Franklin Graham V (Quinn), and live in the mountains of North Carolina.

Resources For You:
National Day of Prayer
Samaritan's Purse
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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Why Intentionality Matters in the Life of a Child with Jonathon Pitts (Episode 41)

Why Intentionality Matters in the Life of a Child with Jonathon Pitts (Episode 41)

April 26, 2022

Why Intentionality Matters in the Life of a Child

Have you ever wondered if the family dinners, notes in the lunchboxes, and all the other little ways you intentionally show love and disciple a child is making a difference?  You'll want to tune in to hear our guest, Jonathan Pitts, as he discusses how hope, intentionality, consistency and even friendship has a lasting impact in the life of a child. 

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JONATHAN PITTS is an author, speaker, ministry executive and pastor at Church of the City in Franklin, TN.  For more than fifteen years, Jonathan has served in executive leadership roles in Christian media, entertainment, and the Church including Executive Pastor at Church of the City, Executive Director at Dr. Tony Evans' The Urban Alternative, manager to recording artist Anthony Evans , Jr., and current President of For Girls Like you Ministries, a ministry to tween girls and their parents that includes a magazine, books, and other resources.  Jonathan is also a spokesperson for Christian Parenting and a Chief Strategist for Durham and Company.

Jonathan recently authored _My Wynter Season: Seeing God's Faithfulness in the Shadow of Grief_, a memoir that recaps his journey seeing God's kindness through the loss of his late wife, Wynter Pitts.  Jonathan co-founded For Girls Like You and co-authored two books with Wynter before her sudden passing.

The father of four beautiful daughters, Alena (18), Kaitlyn (15), Camryn and Olivia (12), Jonathan is newly married to Peta Sergeant, and he continues to see God's kindness unfolding in his life.

Resources For You:
Psalm 34:7
Psalm 128
For Girls Like You
Christian Parenting
Perfectly Imperfect
Connect with Jonathan @pittsjr26
Connect with For Girls Like You @forgirlslikeyou

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4 Reasons to Volunteer with Lee Nienhuis and Kori Pennypacker (Episode 40)

4 Reasons to Volunteer with Lee Nienhuis and Kori Pennypacker (Episode 40)

April 19, 2022

4 Reasons to Volunteer

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we’re celebrating by highlighting one of our favorite ways to get our hearts closer to Jesus — volunteering! In this fun episode, Kori and Lee chat about four main reasons why we should slow down and take the time to serve others. We truly believe that Jesus came to serve, and we can’t be like Jesus unless we serve others. 

Our hope is that you feel encouraged to find a need in your community and take action! If you’re interested in volunteering for Bible2School, learn more here

Ready … Let’s go…

LEE NIENHUIS is an author and passionate Bible teacher. She is on the national speaking team for Moms in Prayer International and the Co-host of The Martha and Mary Show. Her books, Brave Moms, Brave Kids (2018) and Countercultural Parenting (2020), published by Harvest House, have helped countless parents gain a biblical perspective on parenting a godly and countercultural generation. Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast and magazine; True Woman; Proverbs 31, Hearts at Home, Iron Sharpens Iron conferences; GEMS Girls Clubs; and American Heritage Girls. Lee shares a dynamic vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Lee is an inductive Bible study teacher who leads a Bible training program for Women’s Ministry leaders in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While she travels extensively, home is her favorite place to be.

Lee and her husband, Mike, have been married 22 years. They have four great kids and live at Grace Adventures, a Christian Camp and Conference Center in West Michigan where her husband serves as the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for three campuses. Mike and Lee have four great kids who make her need Jesus. Lee loves hot cups of coffee, laughing till her sides ache, and Jesus.

KORI PENNYPACKER has served with Bible2School since 2011. In her current position, Kori oversees the mission of Bible2School and Engagement by speaking to businesses, churches, and community leaders on the topic of the importance of spiritual training for elementary age children in our communities, especially those who are not able to attend church. She loves inviting people into the Bible2School Team as valued Members, Volunteers, and Donors.

Kori lives in Lititz with her husband, Blaine, and has three sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering with her husband to mentor engaged couples at her church.

 

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FUN Ways to Explain the Easter Story to Children with Meredith Steidler (Episode 39)

FUN Ways to Explain the Easter Story to Children with Meredith Steidler (Episode 39)

April 12, 2022

FUN Ways to Explain the Easter Story to Children

Easter is a celebration of Jesus conquering death so we can be with Him in Heaven one day. This can be a challenging story for some kids to grasp, especially the crucifixion. Do you know how to explain the Easter story to the kids in your life? We're here to help!

In this podcast episode, we chat with our friend Meredith Steidler and explore FUN ways to explain Easter to kids of all ages. We also reference a few helpful and engaging resources that you can use at home to make it easier! Have you heard of Resurrection eggs? This is an engaging way to tell kids about the Easter story while tying in the cultural tradition of Easter eggs. Don’t miss this fun and helpful episode!

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MEREDITH STEIDLER is a wife and mom to 3 kiddos ages 12, 10 and 9. She adores waterfalls and sunsets, kayaking, running, biking, and reading – anything that gets her closer to the beauty of God’s amazing creation. She also loves coffee and morning quiet time with Jesus. Meredith works part-time for a financial adviser and directs Bible2School for two schools in the Manheim Township School District (Lancaster, PA).

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CBA Cross
Resurrection Eggs on Amazon
Airplane Cross
Matthew 21:5 
Luke 23

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