Children’s Ministry Today has some “Awesomely Interactive” Olympic-themed lessons for your kidmin services!
Each complete lesson features some wonderfully creative ideas with a tremendous parallel to the Olympic games and are designed to powerfully instill strong Bible lesson truths in a motivationally fun interactive way.
There are several to choose from or you can download the entire set! We’ve posted them on the CMIV at: http://childrensministryvault.com/ministry-lessons-ideas-training/olympic-themed-kidmin-lessons/
I listened intently as a friend shared from several scriptures. One scripture in particular challenged me to the very core of my spirit. I have read through it in at least ten translations. I believe the best translation is from the New Century Version.
Carefully consider God’s words to Joshua in Joshua 13:1. God says, “There is still much land for you to take.” (more…)
When you started ministering, what dreams and expectations did you have? Can you concisely answer the question, “What did you desire to accomplish in ministry?” Here’s the follow-up question for you. “Have you done it?”
There are many examples of being held back from doing something we really wish to do. The classic example from (more…)
I work with new kids all of the time. And by ‘new’ and I don’t mean ‘the opposite of old’. Obviously, by definition, all kids would be ‘new’ by virtue of being ‘young’. I guess I mean I work with different kids all the time. Ok, by ‘different’ I do not mean kids that have 3 arms or plaid hair. What I am trying to say is that I travel a lot, and work with different groups of kids. There. That didn’t take long to say at all. I guess I write like I talk. The way I talk in my sleep, that is! (more…)
Each and every year we adopt a new theme for the year. We use a catchy acronym to get the children excited about the year ahead.
Here are some of the ones we have used so far:
WWJD (Everyone knows this popular What Would Jesus Do )
GUM (God Using Me)
Frog (Fully Rely On God) (more…)
Are you looking for creative Christmas Bible lessons, Christmas sermons for kids, and kids ministry games to use in your Sunday School and Children’s Church services for this holiday season?
Children’s Ministry Today has a great selection of Christmas lessons and games for your Christian Church holiday services at the www.childrensministry.org website.
Each Christmas Bible lesson and holiday game is excitingly designed to powerfully instill strong children’s Bible lesson truths in a motivationally fun interactive way.
These Christmas Children’s Church and Sunday School lessons and games have wonderful attention-keeping ways of teaching spiritual truths to children. You can download these Christmas lessons, object lessons, trick cartoon drawings, and games from Children’s Ministry Today, who has a growing selection of complete kids ministry services, individual lessons, and games for every holiday season.
PS – Many of the complete lessons, such as the “Characters of Christmas” (2 Complete Lessons Set) has almost no preparation needed and is great for the busy Children’s Pastor and Sunday School Teacher!
Relationships matter. Simple enough; no one will likely argue this point. Ministry is filled with all sorts of ups and downs, but, at the end of the day, relationships continue holding everything together. Beyond hip children’s ministry themes, cutting edge technology implementation, and crazy games with kids, creating bonds, and giving others the opportunity to bond with one another, opens the door to deeper, lasting life. Christ, himself, seeks not just acceptance, participation, or compliance; but relationship.
Since creating relationships is a goal worth pursuing, plan to hit that goal. Take practical steps to help you and your team invest in such a way that you see relational returns. No one would build a house without a blueprint, so create a blueprint to build and strengthen relationships with those you serve.
You are probably already relationship-savvy, but we all periodically need reflection and refinement in this area. Use these tips to help evaluate and refine your relational existence. (more…)