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The Easter Games

Need to add more resource to your Easter lessons? Try these games and group activity that are exclusively available at RaiseUPfaith.com. Children will love getting to know Bible verses and the essence of Easter. In this Easter Games and Group Activity free resource you can find an All Age Gathering that will create memories that will last a lifetime!

Palm Sunday Crafts

Need to add more resource in preparation for your Palm Sunday lesson? Try these crafts that are exclusively available at RaiseUPfaith.com. Children will love getting to know Bible verses and the essence of Easter.

April RaiseUP RoundUP: Lectionary edition!

Many of you may follow the lectionary as you journey through the Bible in your church community. For those who haven’t come across this before, this is a cycle of three years (A, B and C) which some denominations use to plan their pattern of bible readings and talks.

30 Short Bible Verses for kids to memorize

Here at RaiseUPfaith we believe in giving kids the things they will need to help them navigate through life. One tool which is really powerful is learning key Bible verses about God’s promises for them, for their family, church and the wider world.

The Future of Church? It’s Peachy!

It is no secret that the number of children and young people attending church is declining rapidly. How can we effectively grow our children’s and youth work? Let's find out!

March RaiseUP RoundUP: Lectionary Edition!

Many of you may follow the lectionary as you journey through the Bible in your church community. For those who haven’t come across this before, this is a cycle of three years (A, B and C) which some denominations use to plan their pattern of bible readings and talks.

15 Prayer Ideas For Pastors and Parents

Can we help you pray? Through this article we share with you some fun and lovely prayer ideas that you can do with your family!

How to engage Children and Families in Lent

This article suggests 10 fun, creative ways for families and children to engage in a dynamic spiritual journey leading up to Easter.

Teaching Children to Pray

This article suggests ways we can all journey towards a vibrant prayer life that combines talking and listening to Almighty God.

12 Bible Verses For Kids

We’ve compiled some of our favourite Bible verses about children and what they mean to us at RaiseUP.

9 Tips For Building Children's Ministry Volunteer Teams

There is one universal issue that all churches face: How do we find, grow and cultivate a team of volunteers who can lead effective Children’s Ministry?

Junk Media & Your Kids Digital Diet

It is not just the food our kids eat that effects their health; it is also the content they consume. As parents and kids’ workers, knowing your cyber super-foods from your streaming string cheese is key to effectively communicating the gospel in the digital age.

How to: Encourage discussion with Young People

Three top tools for encouraging discussion and engagement with young people

Encouraging Encounter with God Through Children’s Ministry

Ever heard an adult say to a child, 'You’re too young to really follow Jesus – wait till you’re older'? Or perhaps you heard something similar growing up? NEWSFLASH: Children CAN encounter God! We wholeheartedly believe this.

Communicating with God's littlest children: Sharing God's big story with our churches children's groups

Sharing a message can be a bit nerve-racking at the best of times. But sharing it to a roomful of four-year-olds? That’s in a whole other league!

Leader's Devotional #6: Loving God

A short adult devotional to help you and your team get ready to lead.

Leader's Devotional #5: All Knowing God

This short devotional will help you and your team get ready to lead - this time focussing on knowing that God is all knowing

Leader's Devotional #4: Provider God

Take 15 minutes with your team to prepare to leader by considering how God is our provider

Leader's Devotional #3: Kind God

This devotional will help you and your team prepare to lead by considering God's kindness.

Leader's Devotional #2: Saving God

Take a few minutes with your team to remember that our God saves, and that Jesus is good.

Leader's Devotional #1: Creator God

Before you lead with your team, take a few moments to think and pray on the God who made it all.