Children’s Ministry

Janet Parshall…Disability Ministry Champion | Church4EveryChild – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Editor’s note: Janet Parshall will be serving as keynote speaker for Inclusion Fusion Live, a national disability ministry conference sponsored by Key Ministry. Click here to learn how you might join us for the conference on April 5th and 6th, 2019 at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. Janet Parshall is one of America’s most prominent talk show hosts. Her radio program is heard for two hours every weekday on over 700 stations through the Moody Radio Network. She…

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Build Foundations for Your Children – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.…

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Beatitude Craft Ideas | Ministry-To-Children – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Teach the Beatitudes with these Craft ideas for Sunday School. Download the directions, gather your supplies, and watch our demonstration video below. These are perfect for your Sunday School or children’s ministry. Please leave a comment below to share how they worked out in your kids church. Beatitudes Craft Ideas for Sunday School Craft ideas related to the Beatitudes Blessed are You! Blessed are You!  Craft Ideas for the Beatitudes and Happiness in Jesus    The beatitudes can seem somewhat…

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The Mobile Crane | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The mobile crane is eight feet wide with add-on arms to extend the crane for 4, 8, 12, or 16 feet. The mobile crane is on two large four-foot by eight-foot sticker (adhesive back) panels. No painting sets this year!   You can easily adhere the stickers to large construction foam panels from Lowe’s. Cut out the crane parts with a sharp blade quickly and easily. The crane arms can be joined together using yardsticks or dowel rods taped to the…

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Recruiting = Going on a Treasure Hunt! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Call me crazy, but I love recruiting volunteers for Children’s Ministry!  It’s exciting and so much fun . . . like being on a treasure hunt!  What’s not to love about being on a treasure hunt, particularly when you’re sure to find the treasure?!! I’m absolutely convinced God cares more than anyone if we have the volunteers we need for the most effective ministry possible.  This is why I believe He has placed in every church the people who are needed for each ministry to be…

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A Great Idea to Get Kids Involved in Worship ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of the key things I often look for in a church is to see if the kids engage in worship. Especially the 3rd-to-5th grade boys.  The majority of the time they are standing there motionless.  It can definitely be a challenge at times to get all the kids worshiping.  There are key factors that are involved in the solution.  We’ve talked about the “cool rolls downhill” factor.  When the younger kids see the older kids worshiping, they will engage…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Fiery Trial – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: I Peter 1:3-9 TO CHEW ON: “These (trials) have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed..” I Peter 1:7 The year was 64 A.D. One night the sky above Rome glowed bright long after the sun had set. Soon the air was thick with smoke. The streets filled with panicky people crying, “Help! Fire!…

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1st Annual International Day of Prayer for Awana – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

February 15, 2020 Last fall when Awana was in the midst of the distribution issues, I called for a day of prayer for Awana on September 30th. That day was well received. Afterward I wondered if it was something that should become an annual event and I even had some ask me if I would do it again. The question became, what date should it be held? The initial day of prayer was in response to a specific event that…

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Karl’s KidCheck Review – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The results are IN! I’ve been using KidCheck at my church since the launch last fall, and not only do I love it, but our parents and volunteers do too! I decided to film a short review to show you what I love about KidCheck at my church: Here is an overview of what I LOVE about @KidCheck: Great Support Speedy Sunday Set Up Easy Special Events Set Up EXPRESS CHECK-IN (It’s like Fast Pass for Church!) Awesome Reports Thought…

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I Have Some Great News For You. – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In 1988, we published Super Church Classic. We marketed Super Church as a curriculum for spirit filled, charismatic churches who are tired of teaching from luke-warm curriculum.  We were not prepared for the response. It was hard for us to keep up with all the orders in those early days. We found out that there were thousands of churches, just like my church, that wanted their kids to experience the move of the Holy Spirit.  In 2010, we updated Super Church Classic to Super Church 2.0. We totally…

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Retaining Volunteers Q&A with Christine Kreisher – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Christine Kreisher casts a compelling vision for why our key concern for volunteers should be retaining them, not just recruiting them. This crucial shift in mindset is the focus of the final part of a six-session series from an online event called Volunteer Bootcamp, hosted by Ministry Boost. Christine Kreisher Connect with Christine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get access to the full Volunteer Bootcamp sessions and notes here. Links Mentioned in this Episode Volunteer Bootcamp Webinar…

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Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! Bible lessons can be fun and interactive, but still teach important concepts. Use this Elijah and the Prophets of Baal object lesson experience to teach children the power of the One True God. Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 18 Materials: 1 of each red and yellow plastic table cloth Backdrop (a large refrigerator box, or I used a photography backdrop at my church) tape an adult to hide behind the backdrop Children volunteers to help act out the…

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Using Data to Evaluate Your Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Numbers, numbers, numbers. Doesn’t everyone just love it when numbers have to be reported? How many people showed up to what? Where are you seeing growth or decline? Why Data is Important In Ministry Collecting data and numbers is an important part of your ministry role as it helps you evaluate it. And, no matter what ministry role you serve in, you’ll either be reporting numbers or data to a supervisor, or you’ll have numbers reported to you. Each ministry…

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Hidden in the Heart Activity – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use this Hidden in the Heart activity, a bulletin board, craft idea, and Bible activity all-in-one, to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the elementary-aged kids in your ministry. You’ll need: cardstock, several colors of felt or other fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, leather laces, glue, scissors, staplers, puffy fabric paint, and fine-tipped markers. Valentine’s Day Craft: Hidden in the Heart Activity Make these hearts three weeks before Valentine’s Day. Have each child cut out a 6-inch wide heart from cardstock and one…

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When Children Make Early Decisions for Christ – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

What do we do when we tell children about Jesus and kids question their beliefs years later? My two older daughters both were baptized in kindergarten. Yes, they were both very young. I had the intention with both to encourage them to wait until they were older. However, both made decisions for Christ that I felt were genuine, both could explain the gospel in age-appropriate language, and both really were excited to go public with their faith. (You can see…

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5 Ideas for Indoor Fun – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Depending on where you live, the winter months can be brutal, with temperatures so low that taking the kids outside isn’t an option unless absolutely necessary. Even if you live near an indoor amusement park or an indoor swimming pool, those can get crowded during the winter months—which is also the height of flu season!—and the entry fees and/or costs to play can add up. On days when you’re all stuck at home, what can you do to keep the…

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A letter to #MyYoungerSelf | Church4EveryChild – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Editor’s note: The Child Mind Institute has launched the #MyYoungerSelf campaign during Mental Health Month to counter the stigma for the 1 in 5 children struggling with these disorders. This May actors, athletes, social influencers, business people and others are sending a message of hope about their experiences growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. Here’s a letter from the leader of our ministry team to an eleventh grade boy who was going through a difficult time.  Hey Doctor…

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DC4K » Murdered Single Mom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Six years ago, at about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a seventeen-year-old young man murdered his single mom in the Florida community where I live. They had been having an altercation, and at some point, the young man grabbed a baseball bat, beat his mom, and stabbed her numerous times with kitchen knives. From all accounts, the young man appeared to be a good kid and had not shown any previous signs of aggression. His baseball coach said the kid…

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“Don’t Steal” Lesson #9 in The Ten Commandments for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is lesson #9 in our curriculum called “God’s Good Rules” that helps children study the Ten Commandments. This lesson will explain why it’s wrong to steal from others and how God’s law teaches us to respect all property.. Download the complete printable lesson plan below. See all the lessons and find bonus learning activities on the series page: God’s Good Rules – A Study for Children on the 10 Commandments. “Don’t Steal” Lesson #9 in the God’s Good Rules Series…

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Making a Safety Vest | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

1. Remove bag handles and turn upside down. 2. Arm Opening: Cut across just below the folded bottom 3. Cut along the support strap to remove. 5. Reveal the side folds. 6. Cut outside folds and remove. 7. Neck Opening: Cut a two-inch strap on both sides. 8. Cut the middle part in half, between the straps. 9. Cut a middle slit opening on the front. 10. Cut a “V” shape on the front. (both L & R sides) 11.…

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About the Children’s Department: VBS 2020 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Mystery Island is the VBS from Answers in Genesis this year, so today we will take a close look at to see if it is a good “fit” for your ministry.Mystery Island GOD IS GREAT! – Paul in a City of Idols – Acts 17:16–34 – God is GREAT! He is the one and only God who is the awe-inspiring Creator. GOD IS ALMIGHTY! – Jonah, Book of Jonah, Psalm 139 – God is ALMIGHTY! He is all knowing, all powerful, and all present. GOD IS…

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An Inside Look at a Really Cool Children’s Ministry Building ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Last weekend, I was at Lake Pointe Church in the Dallas area.  They have an amazing children’s facility. I’ve often said, “A good children’s ministry building will make your ministry seem better than it really is and a subpar facility will make your ministry seem worse than it really is. While there is no substitute for the people (nursery volunteers, preschool teachers, elementary small group leaders, etc.) who serve in children’s ministry, the physical space where you have your ministry…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Insults = Blessings? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: I Peter 4:12-19 TO CHEW ON: “If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.” I Peter 4:14 Which of these things has happened to you because you are a Christian?– called names – left out – teased – made fun of It’s not fun going through things like that. But it shouldn’t surprise us. People in the past were insulted and persecuted…

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Breakfast with Jesus by Vanessa Myers – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a Christian author, I reluctantly have to admit that I sometimes break the 10th commandment, which is… thou shalt not covet. But how can I not think, as I pick up  Vanessa Myer’s new book… I wish I’d written this? This lovely new family devotional is based on the simple premise that just as Jesus shared breakfast with his disciples, he also wants to share breakfast with you!  In her introduction, Vanessa Myers describes Breakfast with Jesus like this… In this 100-day…

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