Children’s Ministry Lesson Ideas for Freedom and Liberty Celebrations

Countries around the world celebrate national holidays of freedom, liberty and independence.  Some of the names include: Independence Day, Canada Day, Australia Day, New Zealand Day, Confederation Day, National Day, Bastille Day, Merdeka Day, Liberation Day, and St. Patrick’s Day.  There is a list of names and dates for each country at http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/glossary/defindependence.htm.

How can you, the Children’s Ministry Leader, use your nation’s celebration to proclaim the gospel? (more…)

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Children’s Day Sunday School – Children’s Church Bible Lessons

Are you looking for creative Bible lessons to use in your Sunday School and Children’s Church services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Children’s Day?

Children’s Ministry Today has a great selection of lessons and games for your Christian Church holiday services at the www.ChildrensMinistry.org website.

Each Mother’s, Father’s, and Children’s Day lesson is excitingly designed to powerfully instill strong children’s Bible lesson truths in a motivationally fun interactive way.

These Sunday School and Children’s Church lessons have wonderful games and attention-keeping ways of teaching spiritual truths to children. Best of all, you can download these lessons and games.

Salvation – The Prodigal Son

Script from Ventriloquism is for Dummies E-book .  (Good for Father’s Day)

V- Good morning ________. How are things going with you?

F- Oh, it could be better.

V- And how’s that?

F- I’m losing my hair.

V- It looks like you already lost it.

F- Well, you don’t have to rub it in. (more…)

Father Abraham Had Many Sons

Text- (Genesis 121-4a) The Lord had said to Abram, Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.

I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. (more…)

What’s Next, Father?

Text- (Romans 8: 15b-17a) It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What’s next, Papa?" God’s spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we are: Father and children. (New International Version)

Thought starters
Harry Chapin was a singer-song writer and he wrote a song in the 1970s called "Cats in the Cradle."

The first verse is this, A child arrived just the other day, he came to the world in the usual way, but there (more…)

Egg Smash

You get a place of business to let you do this fundraiser out in front of their store. You take plastic and spread it out then have one person stand on it and have people to buy an egg they can keep the egg or pay more money to crack it all over that persons head. This will be a fun but messy fundraiser.
by Melissa Bray

Prayer and Protection

Ask how many of the children have learned to swim. Talk with the group about how it can be a fearful experience when one doesn’t know how to swim or is just learning to swim. See if the children know how to overcome a fear of water–by learning to swim. The more a person learns to swim and spends time swimming, the less he or she will be afraid. (You may want to warn the children not to try to teach themselves to swim.) Similarly, we are often afraid that God won’t answer our prayers, that He won’t protect us. Explain to the children that just as the more time spent swimming takes away fear of water, so the more time spent in prayer takes away the fear that God won’t protect us. Encourage the children to pray daily so that they will know that God will answer their prayers and that they don’t need to be afraid. Say a prayer of commitment with the children to pray to God each day and know that God will help and protect them.