Children's Ministry

Patriotic Crafts for Kids There are many ways to illustrate biblical stories and themes. This Memorial holiday weekend is a perfect opportunity to give thanks unto our Heavenly Father for all the brave men and women who have served and given their lives for this great nation; sort of how Jesus gave his life that …more


By Mimi Bullock There has been a lot of discussion in my circle of friends recently about the necessity of Sunday School. I’ve been working in children’s ministry for nearly two decades and I never thought I’d see the day when churches would consider doing away with this valuable ministry. I know the arguments, “We …more

5 Characteristics of an Effective Youth Worker

Being a Top-Rate Christian Example By Kelli Mahoney   If you are thinking about getting involved as a youth worker or you are already there, you probably feel as if you are called to be a youth worker. Just because God placed a desire to work with Christian teens on your heart does not mean that …more

Sep 072012

By Mike Real Christians are as different from fake Christians as real flowers are different from artificial ones. Materials: One small vase One artificial flower One fresh-cut flower Duration: Approximately 5 minutes Topics: Christianity, Fruitfulness, Godliness, Truthfulness, Values Target Audience: Grades 2-5 (Ages 7-11) What you will do: Before class, find one artificial flower and …more

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Classroom Behavior Management

Classroom behavior management can be one of the most difficult aspects of being a volunteer Sunday school worker. We want to provide a loving outreach to all children. We also want to make all families feel welcome and accepted. When behavior problems arise we don’t have the option of sending the child to the principle’s …more


By Amy Brown Giving is a subject often preached upon in churches.  Many adults need a reminder and admonition to practice giving regularly.  Even though our children do not have a regular income (aside from a possible allowance), they still need to begin learning about what the Bible teaches about being a generous and sacrificial …more

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Jun 302012
Pressing On

Children’s Ministry Lesson Plan Target age: Best for ages 6 to 12 Materials: You’ll need a Bible A sign that says “2011″ A sign that says “2012″ Tape Agenda: The goal is to focus Hang your signs on opposite walls, and clear the way between the walls so there aren’t any obstacles. Have kids stand …more

Ideas That Will Keep Them Coming Back!

Ribbons – an amazingly effective way to keep children interested by Mike The class had just finished playing a game, during the course of the game each of the kids had received an index card with the name of a Bible character. As the game ended one of the children asked, “May we keep the …more

Apr 272012
Church Growth

Does children’s ministry enter into the equation? By Mike Church growth is a sign of a healthy and well-balanced church. A big portion of a church’s budget can be easily spent on trying to reach those in the local community with the Good News of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I will never forget …more

Mar 092012
Balloon Faith

Children’s Ministry Lesson Plan Theme: Forgiveness Text: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Preparation: For each child, you’ll need one large red balloon and one medium yellow balloon. You’ll also need Scotch tape, a long pin, …more