Best (and Worst) Attention Getters for Teaching Kids

Kid getting attention - red card & whistle

Teaching kids is kind of an art form, isn’t it? My hat is off to all the professional educators out there. You guys rock! However, the rest of us who don’t have educational backgrounds can find ourselves in a classroom that seems out of control. We want to serve God, the kids and the church […]

7 Things That Drive Ministry Volunteers Crazy


A few months ago, I wrote an article called 10 Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy. So many folks responded to the humorous punch list, that I followed that up with 6 More Things That Drive a Children’s Pastor Crazy. (Thanks by the way for all the shares, likes and comments you gave us.) […]

Smiley Face Bible Object Lesson: How Does God Feel?

smiley face object lesson about God's love

What can’t you say with an emoticon? I do love a smiley face, as anyone who texts me or sends me a message via Facebook well knows. (Sorry all my friends.) Recently, I was wracking my brain in search of an object lesson I could use to illustrate that God has feelings. Unlike their taller […]

New Candy Bible Object Lessons

Bible Object Lessons about candy

Kids will love these candy object lessons from the Bible. Print this post for a quick children’s sermon our illustration in Sunday School class. I’m a huge candy fan! Not only is it sweet and fun to snack on but candy makes the perfect object lesson. I’ve found that whenever you use edible object lessons, kids […]

Clean Hands Bible Object Lesson about Sin

Clean Hands Object Lesson about Sin

When today’s kids think about cleanliness, they probably think about using antibacterial gel or washing their hands with antibacterial soap. As hard as it is to remember, the rules about cleanliness are a lot less complicated than they used to be. Teach the kids a valuable lesson about godly cleanliness. Here’s what I recently taught […]