Trunk or Treat: Car Decoration Ideas for Church

Trunk or Treat can be a fun way for churches to serve their community around Halloween. It’s a simple idea – volunteers decorate their cars in the church parking lot and invite the kids to trick or treat in a safe environment. This post shares some simple ideas for car decorations. Christian trunk or treat ideas 7 Awesome Trunk or … More Children’s Ministry Resources

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. Randy Stinson is the Dean … More Children’s Ministry Resources

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 gain a lot of insight … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Review: VeggieTales DVD Library Curriculum

Many of our readers at Ministry To Children are familiar with the Veggie Tales DVD’s.  Yes, we have been critical of VeggieTales in the past, but we have also been complimentary as evidenced by this interview with Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales.  Now, they are at it again in helping Children’s Ministries reach children in an easy and fairly … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Advent Children's Sermon: Those Christmas Lights

Here is a brief devotion for Christmas based on some observations of the Christmas lights. Put these ideas into your own words and you could easily use this content as a Children’s Sermon around Christmas or Advent Season. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Making Un-Churched Childern & Families Feel Welcome

I realize not every church has the same cultural context as mine, but as children’s ministers we all are striving to reach the kids in our community whether that community is rural or inner-city.  When we do start bringing these children in to our churches, do they feel welcome? I am thinking primarily about the children coming without their parents. … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children's Sermon: He Sat Down!

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. –Mark 16:19 (ESV) This could be the last children’s sermon in a series about the gospel of Jesus Christ, but can also stand alone. For those churches who have skits during the Children’s Sermon. (You … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children's Sermon About Creation (Days 1-4)

Leader: Who knows what God created? Children: everything, the earth, the sun, the universe, the stars, animals, people (let them give a good list to get the idea that all things were created by God). Leader: Does anyone know what God created first according to Genesis 1? (Gen. 1:3-5) It is very important that we keep everything rooted in a … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Book Alert: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I am not sure about the children in your church, but my kids have been enraptured by a series of books entitled Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. The book is called “a novel in cartoons” and consists of pencil sketches made by a “kid” as he writes about his life in a diary. I am wanting to … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Dealing with the “ME” Generation

I grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s as many of our readers have. My generation was known as “Generation X.” Those who grew up in the late 90’s and early 2000’s are part of what has been called the “ME Generation.” It is this generation that concerns me in this article. Most of our readers here at … More Children’s Ministry Resources

How Do You Teach Kids About Missions?

How do you teach your children in your ministry about missions? It seems that with the current “drop-out” rate of youth in the church, it is now more important than ever to cultivate a love for the gospel with our children. I try to discuss a significant missionary every now and then when discussion allows, but must confess that right … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children's Sermon About Jonah & the Big Fish (Pt. 2)

Last week we talked about Jonah’s disobedience to God. We saw that when God punished him, he repented and asked for forgiveness. After that, the big fish spit Jonah onto the shore so he could go into Nineveh and preach the message of forgiveness that God wanted him to preach. The Ninevites responded to Jonah’s message with repentance. Do you … More Children’s Ministry Resources