Trunk or Treat: A Church Halloween Alternative Idea


I had never heard of a church based Trunk or Treat until I became a children’s minister a few year ago. To be honest, I wondered if the idea was blasphemous to encourage trick or treating at the church facility. I found out quickly that it was an excellent outreach event to our community. For […]

What’s a Christian Dad Suppose To Do: Randy Stinson

What follows is my rough paraphrase and summary of a talk from the 2010 Connecting Church and Home Conference. In this break-out session, Randy Stinson assumed a basic understanding of Ephesians 5:22-33. This message was more about an application for husbands as they lead their families. There are nine applications that build on one another. […]

6 Habits of Gospel-Centered Homes: Peter Schemm


What follows is a rough paraphrase and summary from the 2010 Connecting Chruch & Home Conference.  This session was comprised of the eleventh chapter of the forthcoming book, Trained in the Fear of God edited by Randy Stinson and Timothy Paul Jones. While we did not delve deep into each point Schemm has, we did […]

M is for Manuscript (Apologetics in Children’s Ministry)

Questions Asked These are some of the questions that you may be asked in the course of your ministry. How do we know that the Bible we read today is what they wrote so long ago? Didn’t man decide what was going to be in the Bible? The Bible is full of errors, how can […]

John 3:16 Heart Coloring Pages (Free Valentine Printable)

Printable Coloring sheet with John 3:16 for valentine's day

If you’re looking for Christian ideas for Valentine’s day, this John 3:16 valentine printable should help. Use it for crafts in your Sunday School or children’s church. We first posted it for Valentine’s Day, but you could also use it on March 3-16 for John 316 day. It has the text of John 3:16 in […]

God the Holy Spirit Is Everywhere (Object Lesson for Children)


Have you ever been asked the following question? How can the Holy Spirit be a person in the Trinity and yet He cannot be seen and does not take up any space like all people do? This is a simple object lesson that incorporates science to demonstrate one aspect of the doctrine of the Trinity. […]

Apologetics in Children’s Ministry: An Introduction

“Always [be] prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” –1 Peter 3:15 Recently, we interviewed Ken Ham and he talked about the need for apologetics to be taught in the Sunday School room and in the church in general. We, here at […]

An Interview with Ken Ham, President of Answers In Genesis (Part 3 of 3)

This post is part 3 of 3 of our special interview with Ken Ham, the president of Answers in Genesis. Here are the links to read part one and part two. MtC: What do you believe is the solution to the mass exodus taking place with the younger generation? Ken: Churches need to do a […]