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Premium Barnyard Scramble

Help children understand how, in a church, everyone needs to find out what their spiritual gift is and use it together with others in the Body of Christ.

Games, Spiritual Gifts
Premium Bible Formulas

A fun way to spark interest in the Bible or review Bible books.

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
Premium Clean Teeth

A fun game that takes an ordinary daily chore (brushing your teeth) and provide a spiritual application on obeying God's Word.

Games, Teamwork, Obeying God's Word
Premium How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

Small Group Training
Premium It's About Relationships

There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by the results!

Relationships
Premium No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?

While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
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 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 Vote with Your Feet

This opening lesson activity helps to illustrate that while we have many things that make us different... there are some things we can all agree on.  

Fun Lesson Intro
Premium We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

Bringing Stories to Life
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
Basic 11 Things You Can Do To Make A Kid's Day

Fun simple ideas for engaging kids!

Engaging Kids
Premium 6 Things I Tell Every Storyteller

Here are six things I tell every storyteller whether they are veterans or new to the storytelling role.

Teaching Tips, Storytelling
Premium Break Out of Your Teaching Rut - Go Take A Hike!

Dig out of your rut by taking a hike!

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
Premium Develop: Leveraging Transformational Moments

Development as a dynamic system [is] a perpetually ongoing process, extending from conception to death, that is molded by a complex network of biological, psychological, and social influences. ~ Laura E. Berk “Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people.” (Luke 2:52)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Teachable Moments
Premium Discipline Policies That Work (1 of 2)

Almost every teacher in a church's children's ministry is looking for help to manage the classroom. Trisha Peach shares her best and time-tested discipline ideas.

Discipline
Premium Easiest Large Group Game Ever

This is probably the easiest large group game ever invented. If you can think of an easier one, please let me know in the comments.

Games, Large Group
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 Get That Lesson to Stick!

We all want to get the Word of God into the children we teach. Here's a simple idea to get the kids into the Word.

Using Bibles, Acting
Premium Good News Skittles Printable Gospel Tool for Kids

Try this creative idea using Skittles to share the good news of Jesus with your children. 

Creative Ideas, Gospel Presentation
Premium Hear: Speaking So Children Want to Listen

What would ministry be without conversation? ~ Katey Hage "How can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?" ~ Paul (Romans 10:14)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Conversations, Connecting
Premium How To Become An Effective Team Member

Use these tips to become a better team member that will benefit not only your team, but the kids in your ministry.

Team Work
Premium How to Put Together Ready-to-go Emergency Lessons

Have you ever had a Sunday School or Kids Church leader call in sick last minute? If you're not prepared, you'll be left scrambling for ideas for your substitute teacher. To avoid this, have an emergency lesson ready to go.

Leadership, Preparation, Volunteers
Premium Jesus Feeds the 5,000 Teaching Skit

This is a great little skit that would be a good addition to your lesson about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

Skit, Feeding the 5,000
Premium Kid Volunteers: The Welcome Table

Are you looking for creative ways to get kids involved in serving in your ministry?

Getting Kids Involved in Serving
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 Make Your Easter Egg Hunt a Family Event

Involve the parents with your next Easter egg hunt!

Easter, Family
Premium More Positive Classroom Ideas (2 of 2)

Almost every teacher in a church's children's ministry is looking for help to manage the classroom. Pastor Trisha Peach shares her best and time-tested discipline ideas. Part 2 of Pastor Trisha's articles on Discipline.

Discipline
Premium Questions Kids Ask About God

Kids have questions, naturally. One of the best ways to interact and lead them closer to God is by engaging with their questions.

Worship Stations, Questions
Premium See: Using Visuals for Greater Impact

… paint a power-packed picture for all those visual learners out there. ~ Aaron Reynolds "Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light." ~ Jesus (Matthew 6:22)

Teaching Tips, Using Visuals
Premium Six Questions to Ask When Choosing Songs for Worship with Kids

When it comes to worship with children the choices of songs might be overwhelming, but rather than going back to the few songs you repeat each week, consider these questions to help you find the best worship songs for kids.

Worship, Songs
Premium Teaching Tip: Using Perspective to Creatively Share Bible Stories for Kids

It's the same old BIble story, but it can also be a fresh one, when told through the eyes of someone new. 

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
Premium The Infiltration of Whirlwind Kids -- What Do You Do?

Children are active and have a lot of energy. But some kids are hyper all the time, it seems. Here's what you can do.

Divorce, ADHD, Grace, Discipline
Premium The ONE Rule that Saved My Ministry... and the Night that Almost Ended It

This valuable story could prevent you from great heartache and a ruined ministry career! A MUST-READ!

Safety, Leadership, Integrity
Premium Through the Eyes of a Child

12 short but meaningful tips on how to be a thoughtful teacher of children.

Relating to Children
Premium Worship Response Stations

Use these worship station ideas to allow kids to express themselves in ways that they are most comfortable. 

Worship, Object Lessons


  

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