Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate with family traditions!  Even if you already have some time honored traditions of your own, it's fun to read about how others celebrate and you might even decide to add one or two traditions to your holiday celebrations.   That's just what Liz Murray of Simple Life Messy Life was thinking when she put together the Christ Centered Christmas Traditions series.   You can check out my guest post for the series all about Christmas morning sweet … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from CMConnect!!

I just got this email in my inbox this morning and thought I'd share it in case you hadn't heard about it.  What an amazing blessing!    I've never been so excited to write an email!  Before Jesus sent out his twelve disciples in Matthew 10, he said to them, "Freely you have received, freely give." Well, I like to think this principal of generosity was not just for the twelve he sent out. I believe it is also for all of us who follow Him. I'm excited because we have received freely; … [Read more...]

Solomon Builds the Temple: Craft Ideas

Solomon Builds the Temple: Craft Ideas

Looking for some great craft and activity ideas for a lesson about Solomon and the Temple? Here's a few ideas to get you started! Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 6 and 2 Chronicles 3 For our Children's Church program, we teach ages 4-9 in the same classroom.  It can get pretty rowdy, so we try to keep the lesson short and the hands-on activities plentiful.  Generally, we gather the kids in the middle of the room (a blanket keeps them corralled) as the teacher reviews the past week and teaches the … [Read more...]

Wisdom is the Best Choice {Solomon}

Wisdom is the Best Choice {Solomon}

Will you be teaching on wisdom, the proverbs or even King Solomon soon?  Here are a few lesson ideas we recently used that you might find helpful as well! What's the Best Choice? Begin the class by showing three different gifts.  Have two that are brightly decorated and appealing to look at.  Have one that is plain and not quite as eye catching. Inside the plain bag, put a piece of paper that says "Wisdom".  In the other two gifts, put "power" and "riches" or "long life". Explain that … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Books of the Bible

Sunday Snapshot: Books of the Bible

Learning the Books of the Bible is a great skill for a kid of any age, and it's something we really tried to focus on this year in Children's Ministry.  Here's a quick snapshot of one game we played in order to help the kids learn the books of the Bible.   You can find the printable flashcards here (business card size are free to print). A little closer look:   … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

We've been loving Truth in Tinsel this year.  My {almost} three year old can remember the stories and loves retelling the day's adventure to her dad each night at dinner.  I love the fact that we're focusing on Christ all month long instead of just rushing through the Christmas story on the big day.  Here's a snapshot of all the fun we've been having! Day Eight: Jesus is like the Rising Sun (Luke 1: 57-80) We decided to adapt this craft a bit to make it easier for little hands.  If you look … [Read more...]