Here is a craft idea that you can use in your children’s ministry around valentines day. Basically you will use two pieces of red construction paper and some ribbon to sow together a heart pocket. This can be used to store Sunday school Bible verses. You can even write something like “I love learning God’s […]
Here is another free lesson plan for children’s church (or Sunday school). It’s based on the Bible story from Matthew 8:1-7 where Jesus heals the sick. Children’s Church Bible Lesson: Jesus Heals The Sick from Matthew 8:1-17 You can also download my other Bible Story Lesson Plans for Children Church Children’s Church Lesson: Jesus Is […]
Be prepared to share the Gospel Story with our free lesson plans, coloring pages, and crafts for Easter. This page links our best lesson plans and activities for Sunday School this Resurrection Weekend. Lesson “No More Crying” More Lesson Choices for Easter He is Risen (Luke 23-24) Sunday School Lesson Easter Lesson for Kids (Matthew […]
Skip the cute bunnies– Easter is about the Good News of Jesus. This is the key day in the Christian message, let’s make sure our crafts are Bible-based. Links to other website I’ve listed as “offsite.” Painted Cross Template & Video Example – Protect a portion of the paper with masking tape as the children […]
Jesus is Alive! – These simple words changed the world and announced the amazing truth of Jesus’ Resurrection. This page lists all the Bible verses about Easter, ideal for cards, crafts, or inspiration during the Holy Week. Matthew 28:6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where […]
My friend Trevin Wax just posted a great article on his website titled Dear Dad and Mom, Thanks for Shooting Mario. It’s a public thank you note to his parents for setting responsible limits on his video game exposure as a child. He writes:
VBS Craft Ideas Hand Painting Tree mural VBS craft – this kids craft idea would be great for many Vacation Bible School themes, just change the tree to match your Western or Jungle decorations. VBS T-Shirt painting – here is a video example with preschoolers Oozy Slime Craft – originally from PowerLab VBS but this could be […]
Too often serving in the church nursery can seem like a thankless job. One of the key tasks for children’s ministry leaders is to help volunteers understand their importance. With that in mind, I offer these following 7 reasons why serving in the church nursery is important. Click here for a print-friendly version of this […]
Photo by Freeparking Vacation Bible School curriculum options are getting better every year. With the host of excellent VBS themes comes a problem – which one is right for your church? Here are the top elements I look at when choosing a Vacation Bible School curriculum.
My friend and fellow Children’s Minister Glen Woods has written a touching article titled When A Child Writes To God. He reminds us of the joy and faith that are so wonderful in a child’s faith. He tells the story of a recent learning activity when he asked the children in his church to
This week’s Bible lesson is finished. The learning objectives are clear and measurable. I’ve found all the right teaching activities. The lesson plan is laser-focused to change lives. But am I ready to teach? Once again I’ve forgotten a basic key to effective teaching – I’ve failed to pray!
This Bible lesson plan for children can be used in Sunday school or kids church. You can download this children’s church lesson as a Word document from the following link — Children’s Bible Lesson Plan: Jesus Is The Bread of Life John 6:22-40. You can also download my other Children’s Church Lesson Plans Bible Teaching […]
This Sunday I continued my series of New Testament stories in children’s church. This Bible lesson plan for children can be used in Sunday school or children’s church. You can download this lesson plan as a Word document from the following link: Children’s Bible Lesson Plan: Jesus Feeds The Five Thousand from John 6:1-14. You […]
Safety and security is one of the biggest topics in children’s ministry today. This is true for both small and large churches. Keeping kids safe should be a priority in every church. In this article, I will discuss the leading concerns about Sunday school security and offer some ways to improve safety at your church. […]
You must have clearly written church nursery manual regardless of your church’s size. In this article, I want to offer some tips and point you to other resources that can help you develop your own church nursery guidelines.
Here is another post by my 7 year old son, David: I go to church at CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH. I go to Sunday school. My Mom is my Teacher. It is very fun! I go to sanctuary. I sing. I go to children’s church …! It is fun! Some times, I stay in sanctuary.
Are you looking for a craft idea for your Sunday school lesson? Do you need just the right idea to supplement your Bible lesson? Check out these popular websites that provide Sunday school craft projects. Some are free, and some require a membership. Do you know of another website that features Sunday school crafts? If […]
When God called me to serve in children’s ministry I never imagined some of the situations I would face. Over the years I’ve learned that kids bring a lot of baggage with them to church. The biggest danger for sexual abuse on church property is often one child molesting another. The danger for cruelty and […]
Here is a list of volunteer expectations that I have been using for our church nursery. We don’t have a formal church nursery worker manual, but these guidelines have several ideas for safety that move in the right direction. I do not use the term ‘job description’ in the document. We want our people to […]
How much are your Children’s Ministry volunteers worth? Of course, they are beyond value. But, what if you could calculate the weekly budget needed to hire replacements? Here is a group exercise I developed for a College level Children’s Ministry class. I was the guest teacher on the topic of volunteers. I wanted to communicate […]