6 Road Trip Bible Games for Family Vacation Car Time


Summer is the season for travel. Countless hours are spent by families in cars traveling to visit families or to see the sights. ¬†Here are some ideas you can share with the families in your church to help them put Deuteronomy 6:6-7¬†into practice on road trips. “These commandments that I give you today are to […]

60 Summer Fun Activity Ideas for Kids

60 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Well, it’s that time again. It’s summer. We are taking a well-deserved break from school and enjoying the nice weather. It’s also the time when my boys start saying, “There’s nothing to do!” Translated, this means, “Entertain us, Mom!” I’m prepared this year! I’ve made up a list of 60 items that they can do […]

Thanksgiving Interview Idea for Children & Families


Having trouble getting the children in your ministry to talk with the older generations at your church? Here’s a wonderful project to get multiple generations talking together. Give each of the children in your ministry a copy of this interview (there are 2 per page). Have them interview someone in your congregation, trying to have […]

Help for Parents: Preparing Kids for a New School Year

Helping kids adjust when they go back to school

Yeah! It’s that time again–back to school. With all the uncertainty in the world, it’s easy to see why parents would be a little fearful about sending them to school. As children’s ministers we have the opportunity to help parents send their children back to school safely. Feel free to share these practical tips in […]

How to Encourage Kids to Read the Bible at Home

Ideas to get kids reading the Bible at home

Inspiring kids to hone their bible-studying skills is a dream we all have, isn’t it? My kids are pretty good about showing up to church with a bible (I do offer incentives) but I notice that sometimes the books don’t make it home. That tells me that during the week, kids aren’t opening the bible […]

Outreach Idea: Host a Parenting Class


A strong church focuses on the family–in whatever form that family takes. Whether a family is a single parent or a large blended family, chances are parents will face challenges they didn’t plan on. An angry tween who can’t seem to move past a divorce, a toddler with severe separation anxiety, a frazzled parent who […]

Family Ministries Ideas: The Lord’s Prayer


The Lord’s prayer is simple but perhaps that’s what makes it so powerful. The words of Jesus have resonated with humanity for 2000 years–long after he first spoke them. What better prayer example can we ask for? If you have a heart to get your families praying this prayer at home, give them some inspiration. […]

Getting Families Connected on Facebook


Everyone has a Facebook page. I knew when my Dad, retired Navy Seal and lovable curmudgeon, created a personal Facebook account that social networking could work miracles (not literally, of course). In a practical sense, connecting to families through a social networking site just makes sense when you operate a children’s ministry. You can send […]