7 Fun and Exciting Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

You can create an awesome Mother’s Day experience for families during the COVID-19 pandemic with great ideas from childrensministry.com! You can easily adapt these ideas and activities for video presentation; simply provide parents with the easy supply list beforehand or assemble and deliver supplies to families beforehand. Engage your children’s ministry kids in honoring moms with these 7 fun and exciting ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in your children’s ministry. 1. Bearing Fruit Adaptation: Create individual kits of seeds, construction…

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Would You Rather Questions Featuring the Bible Edition – Youth Ministry Christian Article

These would you rather questions on great for every youth group leader that needs a steady supply of icebreaker games at the ready. This idea for a twist on the popular would you rather questions game is sure to be a Christian crowd-pleaser, plus potentially drum up interest in the Bible among your students. A win on both accounts! There are many ways to play the game Would You Rather. If you are unfamiliar with it, there is a good…

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3 Elementary Activities to Start a Discussion About God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Looking to encourage discussions about God in your elementary ministry? Check out these three simple activities to get the conversation going. 3 Elementary Activities to Start a Discussion About God Game: Snatch the Spud Use this game to show kids God knows and protects those who are his. You’ll need: a Bible and one clean potato per child. Say: Look carefully at your potato. Tell us how it’s unique from the others. After kids share, collect the potatoes and spread…

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10 Entertaining Games You Can Play With Your Small Group On Zoom – Helping Youth Workers Build Successful Youth Ministries – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Hello, if you’re reading this in the future, it’s 2020 and we are quarantined due to the Corona Virus or Covid-19. Life is crazy. People are crazy, buying lots of toilet paper for no reason. If you’re in the present, you’re probably meeting with your Youth Groups online most likely on a platform called Zoom. Times have changed but youth groups, and teenagers, have not. Games are still a thing, even during a pandemic. If you have a youth group…

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Share the Joy of Jesus With This Jelly Bean Gospel Poem – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Perfect for Easter! Use this Jelly Bean Gospel Poem to share the gospel with children—and everyone! Jelly beans come in all the right colors to tell the gospel of God’s love. Use this Jelly Bean Gospel Poem with any of the ideas below: Jelly Bean Gospel Poem Orange is for the sins we’ve done, Red is for the blood of God’s only son, White is for the grace he gives, Green is for new life in him, Yellow is for…

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Programming: Simple, Fun Service Opener Video – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This last week we had our Youth Winter Conference. I will have to post about it later because I am still trying to process how awesome it was because it surpassed all expectations. It was the first time we ran something like this but in a nutshell: 3 nights in a row we put on a service and then an event. We had all our campuses together, bussed them every night in and basically put on an in-house winter camp…

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Conflict Belly Ball (Titus 3:1) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use this Bible activity to help your Sunday school students learn how to handle conflict by bouncing a ball of their bellies. You’ll need: Bible, beach ball, masking tape, large empty trash can Medium-Energy Game: Conflict Belly Ball (Titus 3:1) Using masking tape, create a line on the floor for participants to stand behind. Place a large, empty trash can several feet in front of this line. Have kids form two teams. Explain that each player will stand behind the…

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Mariners JH Weekend in Review: Volume 4 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Weekend Teaching Series: RESET: Jesus, Fresh Starts & Screaming Goats (series finale, week 4 of 4) Sermon Synopsis: This week we wrapped up the RESET series from the start of the New Year with Doug Fields teaching (4th week in a row, yeah!) and Service Length: 62 minutes Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This week we played a fun active game called Extreme 4 Corners Impossible Edition (you can find it here on DYM) but we tweaked it to have 4 colors instead…

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Mariners JH Weekend in Review: Volume 3 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Weekend Teaching Series: RESET: Jesus, Fresh Starts & Screaming Goats (week 3 of 4) Sermon Synopsis: This week Doug Fields was back for a 3rd week in a row (what a way to start the New Year) teaching about the miracles of Jesus to our students. Doug used Sidekick Pick Me to have some fun with some students who used the “check in” system from the church when they arrived and kids loved seeing their name on the screen and…

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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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4 Quick and Easy Fun Christmas Youth Group Games – Youth Ministry Christian Article

According to the old Christmas song “Deck the Halls,” this “’tis the season to be jolly.” But when many youth leaders start trying to put together a youth event around Christmas, the jolly quickly turns to “OH GOLLY” when looking for a good game or fun activity. Well, help is here because I have a file folder (a real file folder not one on the computer) just packed with great Christmas youth group games I have used over the past…

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The 16 Most Important Game Supplies You’ll Ever Need In Youth Ministry – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This list is not exhaustive and I am sure I have left off a few things, but I think I nailed some common game supplies every youth pastor needs in case of an emergency. It’s my belief, that in an age of screens, students still need interaction with one another and these supplies foster games that encourage that. There are standard elements like dodgeballs, cones, etc. every youth pastor should have, but these are supplies you could stuff in your…

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Over 100 Christmas Ideas for Children’s Ministry During the Holidays – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

God gave Jesus at Christmas because of love! And because we love you, here are over 100 Christmas ideas for children’s ministry! Enjoy! 9 Children’s Message Ideas for Christmas 3 Christmas Prayers Throughout this season, help your kids discover the power of talking to God. Christmas Candy Cane Story Use this children’s message in big church or your Sunday school class at Christmastime. Christmas Quiet Help kids focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Does God Give Us Presents? Use this children’s message to…

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4 Sensational Youth Ministry Games With Masking Tape – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Masking tape is a must have game supply. It can be used from everything to making a simple line on the floor to divide sides or for identifying teams; but there are more game ideas if you look for them. I have done some of this work for you. Before you scroll down to check out the games I found, I want you to know that I am an Amazon Affiliate and the links I share below help support this…

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Duct Tape Ideas For Your Youth Retreat – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

You can play these games or use these activities as part of your weekly program, but I think these would also work great as part of a youth retreat. Here are more ideas for using duct tape on a youth retreat Duct tape name tags (first night only) Duct tape obstacle course (this could be a physical one humans have to go through or it could be a course you have roll your duct tape through) Duct tape miniature golf…

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Hungry Hippo Prayers, Story Links and Talking Points – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This Summer we are experimenting with a ‘board games cafe’ once a week at the local community centre. It’s probably wrongly named because none of the games need a board, but they are all popular and readily available children’s games! It got me thinking about how we could use the games as a church activity as well, so this is the first instalment of some prayers and activity ideas based on games… You will need: A Hungry Hippos game (or…

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Guess Who Prayers, Story Links and Talking Points – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Guess Who is a popular and easy game that even younger children can play. Here are some ideas about how you might connect the game with God… Story link:  You formed the way I think and feel.    You put me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because you made me in such a wonderful way.  I know how amazing that was! Psalm 139: 13-14 Talking Points: What is special about you? How are we similar and different to the people around…

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Group Game for All Ages: Harvest Relay – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Harvest Relay, a group game that’s perfect for all ages, will teach kids about the importance of sticking with God’s harvest, even when it gets challenging. You’ll Need: a large tub, water, cranberries, apples plastic spoons, two identical containers, and a scale. Group Game for All Ages: Harvest Relay At one end of the room, fill a large tub with cold water, cranberries, and a few apples. At the other end of the room, form teams of four or five.…

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Pop Up Pirate Prayers, Story Links and Talking Points – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Praying with Games: Pop Up Pirate Prayers, Story Links and Talking Points Pages Praying with Games: Pop Up Pirate Prayers, Story Links and Talking Points Game: Pop Up Pirate Story Link: Be ready! (Luke 12: 35-40) Talk About:What things in your life do you have to wait for?How do you feel when you are waiting?What do you do to get yourself ready for the event you are waiting for?What things in life do you do where…

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Four Indie Games – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. Toxic is the word Oxford Dictionaries used to sum up the mood of 2018. It’s a…

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