Summer Zone

Summer! A time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmth! Perfect for long lazy days... and also great for bounce houses and water fights! If you're looking for ideas for your summer ministry, check out the articles below. Tips and tricks, planning activities and creating excitement, water wars and summer camp ideas... they're all here! Also includes ideas for recruiting summer volunteers and staying connected with your kids!

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Starter Backyard Bible Splash!

This is a fun event your church can host in the summer.

Water Sports, Summer
All Access Summer Bible Reading Challenge

A challenge to help kids read Matthew and John over the summer with parents involved.

Bible Reading
All Access 15 No Hassle Summer Events for Your KidMin

Events you can still plan for this summer!

Summer Events
Starter 5 Tips for Lining Up Summer Volunteers

Try these 5 tips to help you line up volunteers for your Sunday programming this summer.

Summer Volunteers
All Access 5 Ways to Stay Connected Over the Summer

Keep your relationships strong this summer by staying connected to the kids you teach. 

All Access An Open House Policy

Here are some ideas that may help you create an ‘open house’ policy with your family.

Create a Welcoming Home
Free Four Creative Water Day Games

Water day for your children’s summer camp is coming up. What do you do? Here are some creative water games that you can play!

Water Games
All Access Free Summer Activity Ideas for Summer Fun!

Keep your kids engaged this summer with free summer activities! Here are a few ideas.

Summer Activities
Free How To Get Rest in the Busyness of Summer

How children's ministry leaders can enjoy their summer and find rest in busyness.

Rest for Leaders
All Access Making Summer Meaningful with Simple Family Activities

Great ideas for fun summer family activities.

Summer, Family, Fun Activities
All Access Ready, Set, Splash! 10 Water Games for Kids

10 Fun Water Games to Play when it's HOT outside!

Water Sports, Summer
Free Reflections of a Follow-Upper

Follow-up ministry is so important for children's ministry. Whether it's camp ministry or church ministry, kids need to be discipled year round. Kendra shares her story about her own experience at camp and how follow-up plays a key role in her life now.

Follow-up Ministry
Free Should Kids Ministry Take the Summer Off?

Here are a few reasons why we DON’T take a Summer Break for Kids Ministry.

All Access Single Parents and Summer

How can churches help single parents during the summer?

Single Parents, Summer
All Access Summer Camp Manual

This is an amazing planning manual compiled by CP Team member Scott Phillips to help those tasked with the job of planning a summer camp.

Summer Camp Planning
Starter Summer is Here, Now What?

Here is some practical biblical help to support you in getting your kids to help with chores over the summer - even providing a FREE downloadable "Summer Chores Chart!"

Kids and Chores
Free Summer Lovin: Recruiting Volunteers

Short on volunteers this summer? Here's what we did to recruit volunteers to step in and serve!

Recruiting Summer Volunteers
All Access Tips to Help a Child Transition to the Other Parent's Home for the Summer

Read these tips on helping the kids in your church transition between parents' homes for the summer. 

Divorce Care
All Access Water Games to Beat the Heat

Try these fun water games to beat the summer heat. 

Summer Fun
All Access School's Out...Forever?

A counselor helps Jerry understand that not all books are like the Bible. Some are works of fiction.

The Bible
All Access Summer Themes Build Excitement

Using unifying themes help children remember what they have been taught.

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