Vision Statement Wall Decals (Sunday Snapshot)

Vision Statement Wall Decals (Sunday Snapshot)

Hey Friends!  I'm still on a blogging break, but I have managed to schedule a few simple posts to keep things moving here at Growing Kids Ministry.  We're enjoying our new little bundle of joy and hope you're enjoying the final days of summer as well! For today's Sunday Snapshot, I thought I'd share a recent decoration I put up in my office: As a ministry leader, I'm always trying to keep the vision in front of both my volunteer team and the congregation in general.  In the past, I've … [Read more...]

Our Church is Hiring!  Children’s Ministry Assistant Job

Our Church is Hiring! Children’s Ministry Assistant Job

If you're in the Erie, Pennsylvania area and are thinking about getting more involved in Children's Ministry, check out the job listing below:  Children’s Ministry Assistant Job Description Church Description: East Lake Road Alliance Church is a growing church in Pennsylvania.  We are part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Denomination and our vision is to Lead, Build, Equip, and Send. Lead others to Christ Build each other up in the faith Equip others to serve Send into … [Read more...]

Win an Autographed Copy of Brian Dollar’s New Book: Talk Now and Later!

Win an Autographed Copy of Brian Dollar’s New Book: Talk Now and Later!

As a parent, we're constantly faced with challenges when it comes to raising our children. We want to point them in the right direction and we want to provide them with guidance and information that will be helpful (and not overwhelming!) as they live their lives. Unfortunately, it's not always clear what we should be telling our kids when it comes to the "big issues".  That's why I love Brian's new book, Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life's Tough Topics. Here's what Brian … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon’s Horn

Sunday Snapshot: Gideon’s Horn

This is a craft from the Tiny Tots class (ages 2-4).  It was used with a lesson on Gideon from Judges 7, but it would also be great for the story of Jericho's walls tumbling down. Basically, the kids decorate a piece of brown construction paper and then tape it around a rolled up paper plate (staple the plate ahead of time in a horn shape ahead of time).   More Activities from Joshua and Gideon Battle of Jericho: Lesson and Craft Obedience Leads to Victory: A Lesson … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Activities from the Psalms

Sunday Snapshot: Activities from the Psalms

At the beginning of 2015, we began a Journey through the Old Testament, stopping to talk about each section (Law, History, Poetry, Prophecy) along the way.  Here are a few of the projects the kids did when we were studying the Psalms and Proverbs (you can find even more ideas here). A Psalm of the Girls   This was written by the Kindergarten small group (who happened to only have girls in attendance that day).  The leader drafted up a template based on a few of the Psalms in the … [Read more...]

Art Show Extraordinaire

Art Show Extraordinaire

We have wrapped up the Story Time and Art in the Park program a bit early this year due to a new little one in our family.  This year, we concluded the park programs with an amazing art show, curated by our amazing outreach director.  Throughout the summer, we allowed kids to submit work for the art show and then invited them to an art show at the end of July.  Check out the results! Anne took the time to "frame" all the pictures and put up a description next to each set. String Art, … [Read more...]