Here is my weekly roundup of interesting and newsworthy posts in the world of kids ministry. If you want even more, be sure to read the Big List of Children’s Ministry Blogs.
12 Links for Christmas
- Sojourn Kids shares part 2 of their Jesse Tree idea for Advent.
- Larry Shallenberger shares what he learned from Operation Christmas Child.
- Brittany Sky is posting her Advent Lessons
- Some more ideas for celebrating Advent
- What are your family traditions at Christmastime?
- Henry Zonio asks if it is time to Simplify Christmas?
- Moving Kids from “I WANT” to “I Give”
- One of my favorite children’s authors is giving away her earnings this to charity – kinda makes me want to buy more of her books.
- Sam Luce doesn’t know what to do about Santa at church – maybe he should ask MJ
- Some ideas for using the Advent wreath to teach kids about Jesus
- Some church decorating ideas for Christmas
- Kidology is giving away two full years of Bible curriculum (it’s actually two complete three year curriculum – so it is a TOTAL of SIX YEARS of bible curriculum)- you can even download their Christmas lesson now.
More Helpful Links
- Try the “Eyeball Game” to connect with kids in your ministry.
- North Point Kids shares their enrolled kid check-in process.
- Discover new children’s ministry opportunities with a SWOT analysis.
- Do you dread recruiting kids ministry volunteers?
- North Point Kids gives some tips for attracting volunteers.
- What to do with the kids when re-planting an existing church?
- Some tips for dealing with criticism without becoming critical.
- Six things to be BIG on in Children’s Ministry
- Some great money saving tips for Children’s Ministry
- What would you say if you had 90 minutes to cast a children’s ministry vision for your entire church staff?
Christmas Gift Fail
I’m not sure who made this parody video, but I think it makes a good point about consumerism plus effort-based religion.