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Veggie Tales: Wonderful Wizard Of Ha's

Veggie Tales: The Wonderful Wizard Of Ha’sOn October 6th, the latest Veggie Tales DVD will be released. The title is “The Wonderful Wizard Of Ha’s” and retells the story of the Prodigal Son with a wizard of Oz theme. Here is the blurb:
The story of a prodigal son – VeggieTales style!
Meet Darby (Junior Asparagus), the son of a Kansas floss farmer who, more than anything else in the world, just wants to have fun. When he learns about the Wonderful Land Of Ha’s– an amusement park with all the fixin’s – and its mysterious Wizard who promises to make his dreams come true, Darby is determined to go. But when his father tells him he’s needed to help with the harvest, Darby decides that nothing is going to stop him and he makes a choice that will change his life forever.

10 Reasons Why I Love Upward Soccer

I’ll be honest with you Tony. I didn’t think this would work.
That’s what one deacon said to me last fall. I had just stepped leaped outside the box. This same deacon is now one of my leading volunteers. In fact, he ended up coaching his grandson’s soccer team! But he wasn’t the only one with questions.
Q: So, are your going to have a soccer team? Who will they play against?
A: No, we’re going to have 12 soccer teams. And they will all play each other on our new Soccer fields.
Q: Wow . . . but where will you get enough kids?

Is Christian Homeschooling The Answer?

Christian homeschoolingIs homeschooling right for my son? For our family, the answer was not as simple as you might think. My oldest son starts first grade next week. I am a full time Children’s pastor – and get to hear plenty of strong opinions on both sides of the issue. Many of our friends want us to join the Christian homeschooling movement. But I need to know what is right for my son?
To help decide, I’ve made this list of pros and cons. This is my homeshcooling verses public schooling list. In our town, we have an excellent public school system, a new Christian school and a strong homeschooling community. I’ve ruled out the private Christian school because of its price. I’d love to hear what you think about this list. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

How To Write A Children's Church Lesson From Scratch

You’ve been asked to teach children’s church this Sunday – without curriculum. Here is the 9 step process I use every week to write lessons for children’s church. If this article is helpful please leave a comment to let me know. This article is a work in progress and I would love to hear your ideas.

Need More Help? Check out these free Sunday School crafts and more Sunday School lessons for children.

Top 10 Christian Parenting Websites

Here are my top 10 Christian parenting websites. These are the sites I most often recommend to people I know. They offer disciple tips, information on child development and more. They offer Christian parenting resources and help for Christian parents. If I left off your favorite Christian parenting website – just leave a comment and I will add it to the list.

Example Vacation Bible School Report

Here is a summary of the Vacation Bible School report I delivered to our church on July 1, 2007.

Our annual VBS was held June 18 – 22, 2007 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. We registered 117 children and had an average attendance of 80 per day. Our mission offering raised $516 for the Poor Children’s Relief Fund. Our theme was “Who Will Be King?” and our VBS motto was “Jesus is the King – follow Him!”

3 Simple Steps To Motivating Kids

This is boring – when can we go play!
Ouch … There is nothing more demoralizing to a Sunday school teacher than an unmotivated student. Unless kids want to learn – your Sunday school lesson will fail. Many books have been written on the topic, “How to motivate a student?” But the whole process comes down to 3 simple steps.

Statement on Child Abuse From the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Statement on Abuse
From the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
When we founded CBMW in 1987, part of our rationale in the Danvers Statement indicated our deep concern about “the upsurge of physical and emotional abuse in the family.” For the health of the family, we now offer this expanded statement on abuse.The BackgroundWhen CBMW was founded in 1987, its leaders wrote in the Danvers Statement that “We have been moved in our purpose by the following contemporary developments which we observe with deep concern.”

You are not alone in childrens ministry! Ministry-To-Children helps you teach kids from God’s Word. Since 2007, we have provided expert written, Bible-based, church tested materials for childrens ministry. There’s nothing to buy because it’s all 100% free online. We have a simple mission:

Help you tell kids about Jesus!

Every Sunday, our readers are face to face teaching children the Good News about God’s Love. We are honored to share in that work. Childrens ministry doesn’t have to be so hard. Our website can help you with free curriculum, strategies to reach more kids, ideas for building a team of volunteers, and encouragement. Do you want to grow your team with new volunteers? Then read our recommended articles on finding the right volunteers in your church. Do you need a strategy to help parents connect and make a spiritual impact in their family? Then browse our family ministry resources and ideas. Church is more than a building where people come for worship and events. We want the next generation to live out their faith in God everyday and in every life situation they face in the real world. As we build God’s Word into their lives, it plans seeds that will bear fruit for months and years to come.

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