creativity

Let’s Paint! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Supplies: Large plastic lid (about 6 inch diameter) 7-10 small plastic lids (about 1 inch diameter) Glue gun Craft knife Pool noodle Plastic shoe box Instructions: Use the glue gun to affix the small lids to the larger lid to make an artist’s pallet.  Cut a hole for the thumb. Cut a slice the length of the noodle so that it can fit over the side of the shoe box.  Use the knife to make several smaller slits along the…

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The art of Hildegard of Bingen – Curious Christian – Christian Article

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, herbalist and overall polymath, who ruled her own monastery of Rupertsberg, high on a hill in rural Germany. Hildegard’s most significant works were her three volumes of visionary theology: Scivias (“Know the Ways”), Liber Vitae Meritorum (“Book of the Rewards of Life”); and Liber Divinorum Operum (“Book of Divine Works”). In these works, Hildegard first describes each vision, whose details are often strange and enigmatic,…

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FOUR BASIC STEPS FOR AN EFFECTIVE KIDS SERVICE – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are four basic steps for an effective Kids Ministry Service. STEP ONE Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” The first step for an effective children’s church service is to have a goal.  You have to get past, “What am I going to teach next week?”  Develop a teaching plan for the year. By doing this you and your team know where you are going. You should have a long and short range goal.  Your…

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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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What’s The Plan – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pinky and the Brain were an iconic cartoon in the 90’s.  They were two little mice and their main goal and objective in life was to take over the world. Pinky and the Brain Quote: Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight? Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world! Of course, they never succeeded, but it was great fun watching them try. As a leader it is important…

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Did You Know? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Yesterday, I picked up my granddaughter, Andi, from school.  On the ride home she kept talking about “additions,” and how we need to start a new addition at Christmas.  Believe me, I had no idea what she was talking about, and so I started asking her questions to clarify.  Finally, I realized she was saying TRADITIONS.  I began to talk about the traditions we do already.  One tradition that many families participate in is watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. A…

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NEW Outpost Set! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Finally got to update my Kids Church set! I’ve been using a blackboard wall and some curtains for two years while I saved up to be able to finally build what I wanted. We call our kids church The Outpost because I want the kids to know that church isn’t the destination in our faith, it is only where we get trained and equipped, the Adventure is out there in the world during the week. We’re in Colorado, so we…

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Is Amazon Bringing Back The Holiday Catalog? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Last week, I received in the mail, at my home, a catalog from Amazon.  It included stickers and a special page for kids to write down what they wanted for Christmas.  Yes, Amazon has brought back the “Holiday Catalog.” If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is that receiving gifts is a lot of fun. When Christmas rolls around, usually Mom and Dad will ask their kids what kind of gifts they would like for Christmas.…

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