Sermons and Messages

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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Leftover Hurt and Anger (Ephesians 4:26) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

An object lesson for elementary and preteen students that deals with anger and the power of forgiveness. You’ll need: one inflated, tied-off balloon for each child. Children’s Object Lesson: Leftover Hurt and Anger Say: Raise your hand if you’ve ever been angry. Can you show me your angry face? I’m going to give you each a balloon that you can sit on and pop. Try to make an angry face while you pop your balloon. Ask: How did you feel…

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Elementary + Preteen Bible Activity: Hope for the Future – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

During the month of January, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” with children. Kids will create a classroom mural portraying their hope for the future. You’ll need: a roll of butcher paper, markers, and a Bible. Elementary + Preteen Bible Activity: Hope for the Future Talk with kids about the main points of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. If you have time, we highly recommend having children watch Dr. King Jr.’s entire…

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Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This New Year object lesson shows elementary-aged children that discovering God’s plan for our lives takes persistence and dedication to His teachings. Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders Form trios and give each group an empty bowl and a handful of buttons. Say: January 1 is the first day of the new year. On New Year’s Day, many people set goals they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Hold up an empty…

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Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Glitter jars provide a fun and crafty object lesson designed to help introduce the majesty of the Creation story to your children ministry. This project requires easy-to-find materials and takes only minutes to complete. You’ll Need: Clay, baby food jars (with lids), fake flowers, water, glitter, and nail polish. Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars Press a piece of clay onto the inside of a baby food jar lid. Stick artificial flower blossoms into the clay. Fill the…

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3 Pumpkin Children’s Ministry Messages for Halloween – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

What’s on your kids’ minds at this time of year? Halloween! What they’re going to wear…where they’re going to go…what they’ll carve on their pumpkin…all that candy. For years with my children, we simply avoided Halloween since it was such a dark day to observe. Over time, though, I decided to instead shine Jesus’ light into the darkness. To help you do the same, here are three children’s messages you can use in “big church” or in any classroom. 1.…

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