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 […]
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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 […]
Are you looking for a great craft idea for your children’s Sunday school class? Then check out these websites. They list many great kid’s Christmas crafts, ideas and projects. Arts and crafts are not my strong point. So I’m thankful for all the easy and free Christmas craft ideas for kids. Try these for your […]
Are you looking for a Christmas or Advent lesson for your Sunday School class? This page lists all the lesson plans we’ve posted for Christmas over the years. Any of the following could be taught in Sunday School or kids church. These materials are 100% free to download and use in your church, home, or school. […]
Here are some Bible verses about Christmas. You can use these favorite scripture quotes for your Christmas greeting cards. Many churches also use them for Advent Bible readings or Christmas programs. These Bible verses are inspirational for holiday occasions and a great way to personalize your gifts or crafts. I’d love to hear how you’re […]
The average children’s Bible has about 100 stories. The real Bible has many more. Every story matters. But what are the basic stories kids need to understand to have a full grasp on the Bible? What stories are so basic to the Gospel that omitting them would leave a big whole in their worldview? Here’s […]
Here is a long list of Bible verses that talk about parenting, child instruction, mothers and fathers. Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (2) “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), (3) “that it may go well with you and that you […]
My name is David Kummer. Anyway, I am 6 years old. I am smart. If you don’t know, Tony Kummer is my Dad. He is a good Dad. He plays with me. We play Star Wars! And yesterday we went on a big airplane!
Kids matter to Jesus – the Bible says it loud & clear. Get this list in a printable PDF or scroll down to see even more. Reference links to comparison translations. Luke 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for […]
Johnny walks into your Sunday school class 25 minutes late. He’s a challenging kid, but you pride yourself on keeping an ordered classroom. You’ve planned your lesson very carefully. You’ve even prayed for you class this week. You smile at Johnny, but inside your saying, “Why didn’t they just wait until church.” It’s too late […]
One of my favorite story Bibles is written by David Helm and titled The Big Picture Story Bible. You can check it out and read a review at the Discerning Reader. Here is a quote from their review: David Helm has done a wonderful job of developing these “big picture” ideas and most importantly, demonstrating […]
Few issues are as sticky in Christian Churches as Halloween. This year Halloween 2008 falls on Friday night. Should we just find the best Halloween crafts and Halloween recipes and throw an outreach party? Or is the history of Halloween too involved in witchcraft? I want to hear your ideas about Halloween. Is it really […]
My oldest son is almost seven and my youngest is almost two. One thing we love to do is ride our bikes. Over the last few weeks, our Indiana weather has been just right. We headed out tonight just after dinner. Twice around the neighborhood and then off to the “adventure way.” That’s Kummer speak […]
I’m a children’s pastor. My job is making things plain for kids. Children’s ministry is the easiest AND the hardest job in the church. It’s easy because most kids want to learn. They want to know. Ideas become adventures. It’s hard because children are limited. They don’t know grown-up words. They’ve only lived a little […]