Child Discipleship Forum: Summer Discount Ends Soon

As children’s ministry leaders, you’ve been called to child discipleship. Every week you fill the critical need for a loving, caring adult to pass on a legacy of faith to the incoming generation of children. Hundreds of thousands of leaders around the world commit themselves to this high calling. Time only reveals more clearly that, now more than ever, we … More Children’s Ministry Resources

How-To Guide to Prayer Journaling for Kids

Prayer is such a powerful thing, especially for our children. In fact, prayer is one of the most important parts of their regular spiritual routine! From mealtimes to bedtimes, the act of praying can set the stage for lots of spiritual growth, even long after their prayers have been said. That’s why prayer journaling is one of the most effective … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Jonah and the Whale (Game & Activity)

This “Big Gulp of Jonah” was written by Bible Games Central – be sure to check out their website for more fun idea for teaching the Bible through fun activities. In this cup-and-ball game, players try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale. Use idea to introduce the story of Jonah. Bible: Jonah 1-3 Ages: 6 to 10 … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Jesus Turns Water to Wine Craft for Kids (John 2:1-11)

Water into Wine Craft for Kids

This First Miracle craft idea was submitted by a generous reader. Thanks Barb! Simply follow the directions below for a fun learning activity when teaching this Bible story. Jesus First Miracle Craft (John 2:1-11) Needed per child: 3 toilet tissue rolls 9 squares blue tissue paper…3″ sq 9 squares purple tissue paper…3″ sq 1 sign “water” 1 sign “wine” Directions: … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Group Kidmin Conference: 13 Things You’ll Love

This is a special guest post by Danielle Bell. Most people don’t love the number 13, but I find it quite encouraging as I think about Group’s KidMin Conference. I’ve been to every KidMin Conference and they never disappoint. Each one has it’s own special viewpoint and I so appreciate all the ways each conference challenges, inspires, and encourages me. As … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Mission project: Kids feeding kids!

Rice Bowls is an incredible, tangible way to empower the kids in your ministry to make a difference in the lives of other kids around the world. It’s as easy as 1,2,3… Order a Rice Bowls resource box (it’s free and easy) Fill the plastic bowls with change Feed a child! First – Order bowls so that your children can … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Free "Minecraft" VBS Theme & Curriculum

It’s amazing to see the creative ways that churches are telling kids about Jesus. The following Minecraft themed vacation Bible school was sent to us by one such reader. Sarah Schlatter from Newport Mesa Church wanted to share this curriculum and materials with everyone here on our website. Click on the links below to download. Please come back and let us … More Children’s Ministry Resources

3 Things Experts Know, That Kidmin Leaders Do Best

by Bob Singleton, head worship guy at God’s Kids Worship® I worked for several years as music director for the top-rated children’s TV show on PBS (Barney™ & Friends). It might surprise you, but there is a lot of research that goes on for shows like that. While I was there, top experts in child development submitted papers and reported … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Noah's Ark Activity Worksheets for Children

This 4 page set of activity sheets about Noah’s Ark was shared with our readers by Jason from Bible Story Cartoons.His website sells Bible activity sheets that can be downloaded for children’s ministry or Sunday School. He sent this free samples to post on our website for our readers. Click on the preview image to download these free Noah and … More Children’s Ministry Resources

A is for Adam Coloring Page & Letter Practice

This free coloring sheet and activity page was sent in by Matt from ArtistXero Creations. His website sells digital coloring sheet download, but he wanted to share a sample here for our readers. Click on the image to the right to download this free PDF of “A is for Adam.” We hope you enjoy this resource. If you want more, … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Leading VBS Mission Trips in Haiti

After our posts about Haiti over the last few weeks, many readers have responded with their own stories of how God is working in that country. One such reader was Trish Moneyhon. After talking and exchanging emails, we asked her to share a little of her story here to encourage other readers. My husband, Dennis, and I made our first … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Rice Bowls: Mission Project Ideas for VBS

Rice Bowls is a great way for children to have a tangible mission project that impacts and changes their world. When your children participate in Rice Bowls, they are helping feed orphaned children all over the world. That’s right, children helping children! Rice Bowls feeds orphaned children in 52 children’s homes around the world. That’s nearly 1800 orphaned children being … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Is Mother’s Day a Christian Holiday?

This background on the Christian origin of mother’s day was compiled by Graham McDonald. He serves with Children of the World, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia. Mother’s Day and the Christian Connection. Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May Celebration of Mothers over the centuries has appeared in varying forms and traditions since and possibly before Roman times. In … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Don't Make Transitions So Hard on Kids

Transitions in Children’s Church – and at home **This post was written by Dr. Barbara Sorrels. Any teacher or caregiver in an early childhood environment is familiar with the potential challenges that transitions present throughout the day It is often at the point of a transition that children display challenging behaviors. Why are transitions difficult for children and what can … More Children’s Ministry Resources

7 Ways to Minister to Children in Your Community

**This post was written by Glenys Nellist. She’s the Coordinator of Children’s Ministry at the West Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church. Learn how you can submit an idea to our website. Last year I met Sierra. She is 8 years old. Sierra lives in a tiny house with her three older siblings. Her mother is an alcoholic. Her father is … More Children’s Ministry Resources