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These devotions are about children, children's ministry, or Christian living, but are primarily designed for adults rather than for use with kids, as most of the other ideas on the site are for direct ministry to children.
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3-5 year olds will see how baptism is a picture of what happens when we become Christians – our sins are washed away when we trust Christ for forgiveness.
Do you believe?
We can believe in Jesus and what He did for us even though we can't see or feel Him.
|Thomas didn't believe
Children learn about the importance of the joy of the Lord as the driving force in their life.
On Fire Worship
This short story/ talk, based around Hebrews 12:28b-29, talked about God's desire to fill us with himself during worship. We used this story as part of our "Polar Fun in the Sun" party (which can be found on the Kidology site in the Creative Ideas Zone).
Pick Your Words
We should think before we speak.
Prophecy is a Handful of Dust
A talk on the prophecy of Tyre, showing the accuracy of God's word. (Ezekiel 26:3-5)
Saul the Servant for Everyone
3-5 year olds will examine pictures of different children as an introduction to the story of why Saul changes his name Objective: To understand that God wants me to serve others not like me, so that they can come to know Jesus.
|Contextualizing the Gospel, Missions
Where is Faith?
Three children from India learn about Faith.
The Children's Pastor Who Changed the World
A great story about a great Children's Pastor.
A Kidmin House of Cards?
Do you ever feel like your whole ministry is about to come crashing down? This may encourage you...
A Shift in Focus
A look at our Basic Needs, the Fundamental Question behind them, and the Fear that drives them.
Bible Story Mad Lib Idea
This is a super fun idea to teach on how amazing the Bible is by using a very fun introduction of creating a "mad libs" Bible story. It is funny, but has a teaching point on how God's Word came to be and what it means to be "inspired" by God.
|The Good Samaritan / Inspiration of Scripture
Da Bible Feet - Caleb
A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Caleb.
Da Bible Feet - Joshua
A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Joshua.
Da Bible Feet - Moses
A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Moses.
Da Bible Feet - Noah
A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Noah.
An illustration that teaches total surrender. Originally written for a lesson on work/service.
I'm a Banana
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Just Let it Happen
Short object lesson and talk using an egg to show God's purpose and ability to complete us.
|Being Good, Purpose, Victory
Kid-Written / God-Breathed
A fun interactive way to explain how God wrote the Bible when it had human authors.
|Divine Inspirtation, Bible
Let the Children Come to Me (a sermon)
This is a sermon on the passages of Jesus blessing the children that you can use to teach about the value of children.
Stacking Up a Good Attitude!
Exciting game that teaches kids about watching their attitude. They have fun Speed Stacking and have their attitude tested.
|Game, Attitude, Speed Stacking,
A fun and interactive way to teach on the parable of the talents. This was originally taught in a school chapel on responsibility.
|Responsibility & Talents
The Gifts of the Puzzle
Kids will learn how spiritual gifts by themselves are incomplete and missing something. They are designed to fit together within the church and the Kingdom of God around the world.
|Spiritual gifts, The church
The Power of Choices
Devotional About the Power of Choices, both Large and Small
The Power of Encouragement
Karl, the Kidologist has had a note from Phil Vischer's mom up next to his desk for over 15 years... find out why!
|Young Leader Encouragement
Training Kids to Pray in Group
3 practical ideas to help your kids pray from the H.E.A.R.T
|Prayer, Praise, Guiding
Webster's Dictionary defines memorizing as "committing (something) to memory," or "learning (something)by heart." Use this simple game to introduce a time of Scripture memory or show children the importance of memorizing Scripture.
Are You Called to Minister to Children?
You'll never gain fame or glory in children's ministry. So are YOU called?
Every Child Needs a Daddy to Love Them
A Godly reminder about the reason we serve children in the Lord's name. Many kids have been through a lot and come from broken homes. What a privilege it is to be an instrument in the hand of the Lord to let every little kid we come in contact with, know that they are loved.
A Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson
Fidget Spinners: What's the Big Deal? If you've never heard of a fidget spinner, then chances are, you've never made contact with someone between the ages of 6 and 16 in the past two months. Here is a fun devotional to tap into that fad! (While it lasts)
|Pursue What Lasts!
A Narnia Discipleship Book for Children
This Narnia Discipleship Book for Children is intended to help young children as they start their faith and learn how to grow in it! This devotional book is a great resource for helping your kids begin their new walk in Christ.
|Children's Ministry, Discipleship Book
A Parent Can Only Do So Much
This is a simple poem from the heart of a parent telling the difference between what they can and cannot do as a parent ... children ultimately must decide the character of their life.
Are You a Carbonated Geyser?
Remember the parched and thirsty deer that yearns for a drink at the cool waters? Maybe it's time to rethink that imagery in light of New Testament teaching.
|Ministry Direction, Change
As Unique As a Snowflake
This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.
Being Made in God's Image
Discover how our body is shows us how God designed us to live and what being made in the image of Christ and being a part of the body of Christ really means!
|Being a Part of the Body of Christ
Christmas Devotional: A Time of Giving or Receiving?
Teach your children that receiving is better than giving...
|Christmas, Devotional, Gift Giving, Receiving
Engaging Your Audience
Whether you're preaching to kids or adults, @kidsconsultant Melissa MacDonald has these powerful tips to help you engage your audience.
|Preaching, Teaching, Planning
Family Christmas Devotional Bags
Equip your parents with devotionals for the Christmas season.
|Christmas, Devotions, Family
Family Fun Devotions: Reminder Rocks
Exciting family fun night with devotional on Joshua 4.
|Family Night, Activities, Rocks
Family Fun Devotions: Resist the Devil
What is temptation? Is being tempted wrong? Check out this family devotional to learn about how Jesus resisted temptation, and how we can too!
God Has a Positive Answer
An encouraging way to look at what God says compared to what we say and think.
God in a Box
Home is where the heart is. Church is where Jesus is. And where Jesus is, it's not a box.
|Devotion, God, Church
God Will Never Forget
A fun Scripture activity for your preschoolers to teach them that God always keeps His promises.
|Scripture Activity, Short Talk, Preschool
Head or Heart?
There is a difference between caring about someone and caring for someone
He's Not Asleep... He's Dead!
A true story that illustrates that kids are often smarter than we realize!
|Teaching Kids the Truth
How to Cure the Mopes
King David learns a powerful lesson on the potential cost of whining and complaining.
|The High Cost of Whining and Complaining
Is Your Calling Changing?
God is good at clarifying your calling.
|Ministry Direction, Change
KidMin: The Navy Seals of Ministry
A description of those in Kids Ministry and how they compare to the Navy Seals.
Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture
In this throw away culture where relationships change so often, how can we help children overcome their fear of being rejected for the next best thing?
|Love, Affirmation, Friendship