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Devotionals Zone

Need to give a DEVOTIONAL at the next meeting or gathering?

Looking for a 'little something' to encourage someone, or re-focus a group?

These devotions are about children, or children's ministry, but are designed for adults rather than for using with kids, as most of the other ideas on the site are.

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Basic Baptism Illustration

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.

Baptism
Guest Being Made in God's Image

A children's story about being made in the image of Christ and being a part of the body of Christ.

Being a Part of the Body of Christ
Guest 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
Basic Joy

Children learn about the importance of the joy of the Lord as the driving force in their life.

Joy
Basic 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).

Worship
Guest Pick Your Words

We should think before we speak.

Words
Premium Prophecy is a Handful of Dust

A talk on the prophecy of Tyre, showing the accuracy of God's word. (Ezekiel 26:3-5)

Ezekiel
Guest Reeses Cup Communion Devotional

Communion Devotional
Basic 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
Premium The Elijah Cure for Depression

A talk from the story of Elijah showing how God cured his depression.

Elijah
Basic Where is Faith?

Three children from India learn about Faith.

Faith
Guest Come Here, Kids!

Jesus offers this instruction to His disciples as though they really needed this clear word to remove any doubt about His attitude about children. The word “suffer” means literally to “Let.” It would be better read, “Let the little children come.” It carries the idea of being commanded to welcome the children to come to Jesus!  

children
Premium The Children's Pastor Who Changed the World

A great story about a great Children's Pastor.

Perseverance
Premium A Kidmin House of Cards?

Do you ever feel like your whole ministry is about to come crashing down? This may encourage you...  

Leadership Perseverance
Premium A Shift in Focus

A look at our Basic Needs, the Fundamental Question behind them, and the Fear that drives them.

Spiritual Growth
Premium 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
Premium Da Bible Feet - Caleb

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Caleb.

Caleb,
Premium Da Bible Feet - Joshua

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Joshua.

Joshua
Premium Da Bible Feet - Moses

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Moses.

Moses
Premium Da Bible Feet - Noah

A Kids Church Video featuring “Da Feet.” An introduction for a lesson on Noah.

Noah
Premium Falling Parachuter

An illustration that teaches total surrender. Originally written for a lesson on work/service.

Total Surrender
Premium I'm a Banana

Member Exclusive Sneak Peek at Object Talks from DiscipleTown Unit #3 Due out November 20th!

Spiritual Fruit
Premium 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
Premium Kid-Written / God-Breathed

A fun interactive way to explain how God wrote the Bible when it had human authors.

Divine Inspirtation, Bible
Premium 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.

Children
Premium 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,
Premium Teaching Faithfulness in the Little Things

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.

Object Lesson
Premium Teaching Responsibility

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
Premium 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
Premium The Power of Choices

Devotional About the Power of Choices, both Large and Small

Choices, Wisdom
Basic 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
Premium Training Kids to Pray in Group

3 practical ideas to help your kids pray from the H.E.A.R.T

Prayer, Praise, Guiding
Premium Who's Missing?

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.

Scripture memory
Premium 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.

Mark 10:14
Premium 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
Premium 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
Premium 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.

Individuality
Premium Christmas Devotional: A Time of Giving or Receiving?

 Teach your children that receiving is better than giving...

Christmas, Devotional, Gift Giving, Receiving
Premium 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
Premium Family Fun Devotions: Reminder Rocks

Exciting family fun night with devotional on Joshua 4.

Family Night, Activities, Rocks
Premium 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!

Temptation
Premium God Has a Positive Answer

An encouraging way to look at what God says compared to what we say and think.

Encouragement
Premium 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
Premium 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
Premium Head or Heart?

There is a difference between caring about someone and caring for someone

Caring
Premium He's Not Asleep... He's Dead!

A true story that illustrates that kids are often smarter than we realize!

Teaching Kids the Truth
Premium Is Your Calling Changing?

God is good at clarifying your calling.

Ministry Direction, Change
Premium KidMin: The Navy Seals of Ministry

A description of those in Kids Ministry and how they compare to the Navy Seals.

Ministry, Kidmin
Premium 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
Premium Making the Right Choice

An activity the encourages the kids to think about their actions

Choices, Wisdom


  

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