Do You Use Veggie Tales In Church?

I have been one of Big Idea‘s best customers. Until recently, we bought every video. (Even the weird Space Penguins.) We have about a half dozen Veggie Tales toys. We have two Veggie Tale video games and a couple of

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.

Do You Homeschool?

I recently wrote an article about Christian homeschooling. Watch this video clip of Dr. Voddie Baucham, author of the new book “Family Driven Faith,” talking about home education. I’ve also started researching home school curriculum.

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.

New Children's Ministry Curriculum: Our Bible lessons are designed to keep the kids’ attention and show how God's Word makes a difference. Every series is flexible enough for a wide-age group and affordable enough for small churches. Download a free children's church lessons in pdf or view our latest Bible curriculum for kids.

Why is children's ministry so important?

We get lots of of questions about local church ministry. Here are the most common for church leaders serving in the children's department.

1. Kids ministry can grow your church 🌱

Children's ministry is an important part of growing a church. 1st children are the future of the church. It is crucial that we nurture and cultivate their faith from a young age so that they can continue to grow and thrive in their spiritual journey as they get older. Additionally, children's ministry provides a great opportunity for outreach. By providing a safe and welcoming environment for kids, we can attract families who may not be otherwise involved in the church to come and check us out. And finally, ministering to the needs of families with young children helps to create a strong and supportive community within the church bodies. When parents have somewhere to turn for help and support raising their kids with Christian faith in the Bible. A strong kids mininistry will organiclly build up your youth ministry as elementary aged children move into Middle School and High School.

2. Ministry to children makes an eternal impact ✝️

Children's ministry is one of the most important ministries in the church. It helps kids learn about God and how to begin a personal relationship with Him. Kids come to faith in Jesus through Bible lessons, memory verses, singing songs, and sharing prayer requests with their friends. Each week, they grow closer to God and learn more about His love for them. 🙏🏾 Parents play a vital role in their child's faith journey as well. They can talk with their kids about what they learned in children's ministry and help them apply it to their lives. Praying together as a family is also a great way to encourage kids in their faith. Read more statistics on children's ministry.

3. Kids matter to Jesus Christ 😇

There are many Bible passages that mention how Jesus loved spending time with them and blessed them. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." This shows us that Jesus valued children very much and saw them as an important part of His ministry. We also see in Mark 10:13-16 that when people brought their children to Jesus to be blessed, He was very gracious and loving towards them. He even laid His hands on them and prayed for them. This shows us that He saw children as precious to God, worthy of love, and a prioiry in the Kingdom of God. Read Bible verses about Jesus and what Jesus said about kids.

How can you boost your children's ministry?

1. Growing your children's ministry should be a priority.👀

Church should focus on children's ministry outreach because it is one of the most effective ways to share the gospel. According to a study by The Barna Group, 88% of people who accept Christ do so before the age of 18. That's a pretty significant number, and it shows that investing in children's ministry is worth it. ⛪ Children are also more receptive to the gospel than adults. They're not as jaded by the world, and they're more likely to ask questions about God and Christianity. So reaching out to kids at church is a great way to introduce them to Jesus and help them grow in their faith.

2. Providing a fun and safe environment for kids is essential for local churches.⛪

Parents should expect their children to be safe while in our care. We want them to have fun and experience all that God has to offer, but we also understand that safety is a priority for parents. As ministry leaders and children's pastors, we do our best to create an environment where kids can learn and grow without having to worry about their safety.

3. Outreach events and programs can grow your children's ministry outreach.⚽

There are many great outreach programs that can help grow your children's ministry. One great program is sports outreach. This involves taking your church's message to kids through a sport they're interested in. You can set up clinics or tournaments and have a booth where kids can learn more about your church. Another great outreach program is Vacation Bible School (VBS). This is a week-long event where children come to your church to learn about the Bible. VBS often includes songs, games, crafts, and stories that teach children about Jesus Christ. Many churches also offer day camps throughout the year, which are a great way to reach out to your local community.