Free, Fun, and REWARDING! – You Could Be The Next Winner!

Did you know that the odds of writing a NY Times Bestseller are 220-to-1? Not bad, but your odds of becoming the next winning writer in the CMIV are much better ! CMT is sponsoring a new contest in the Children’s Ministry Inspiration Vault. It’s Easy! It’s Fun! And, most of all, Children’s Ministry Leaders […]

It Was The Christian Thing To Do

Text (Luke 10:36-37) “What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers? “The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”(The Message -Eugene H. Peterson) Thought Starters Good Morning! How are your Random acts of Kindness going? I have […]

God of the Incredible

2 Kings 6:1-7; “The company of the prophets said to Elisha, Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live. And he said, Go. Then one […]

Rewards go along way!

I always keep a Sunshine Bucket in my office. The Sunshine Bucket is bright yellow and filled with all kinds of doo-dads (toys and trinkets from Oriental Trading, coupons for free kid’s meals and ice cream, stuff from the $ store). Whenever a child has something to celebrate (birthday, straight A’s, new baby sibling, etc.) […]

Making Pre-K Classroom Clean Up FUN

To make clean up after “free play” easier and more fun, take pictures of the toy (digital cameras work great for this), laminate the photo, then put it on the outside of the bin or on the shelf where the toy belongs. This enables pre-readers to put things back, and the kids feel great about […]

Memorizing Philippians 4:8 thru Puppetry

We have put this verse to music and we sing the song about— if we get bad thoughts or bad dreams the we sing the verse. We get some puppets up front and as we mention bad thougths bad things or bad dreams then the puppets start to shake as in fear. Then we say […]

Time Fillers

You never know when church might let out. We put together a folder of time filler ideas for our workers. It’s been a great resource to have in the classroom. Your teachers will appreciate the extra ideas to keep them going while waiting for the adult service to conclude. We’ve included: