Journey Through the Old Testament: Lessons from Genesis

Journey Through the Old Testament: Lessons from Genesis

During our Wednesday night midweek program, we've been learning how to Navigate the Old Testament.  I thought I'd share some of the lessons we've been doing in one big Round Up post, but as I started to gather up lessons and activities from around Growing Kids Ministry, I realized there were a few too many to include all in one post!  So, this Round up will be dedicated to Genesis, but stay tuned for more lesson Round-ups coming soon! Lessons from Genesis (in no particular order) Wacky … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (To Buy & Make)

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (To Buy & Make)

Whether you're looking to create a craft with the kids in your Sunday School (or classroom) or searching for a great gift for your own mother, here's some crafty ideas and some store bought ideas to get you headed in the right direction! Things to Make (For DIY and Crafty People) Nothing says Mother's Day like a handmade gift, especially if it involves an actual hand print.  Here are some adorable crafts to make either in the class or in the home.   Of course, most would be great for Grandma … [Read more...]

God is With Me Even in Hard Times: Children’s Bible Lesson from Job

God is With Me Even in Hard Times: Children’s Bible Lesson from Job

Large Group Lesson During large group, we'll spend some time summarizing the story of Job and the reaction of his friends.  We'll talk about whether or not the friends (and Job's wife) were helpful to Job during his time of his trouble.  Then, I'll give the kids an opportunity to share any hard things that are going on in their own lives and give the kids an opportunity to pray for their friends and offer then encouragement. Small Group Time Looking for some extra activities and crafts to … [Read more...]

The Story of King Jesus {Book Review}

The Story of King Jesus {Book Review}

I'm always on the hunt for a good quality picture book for children and a book that promised "the whole gospel in a single story" was certainly worth a look at.   Here's What I Thought: The Good: The pictures are lovely.  I love the mixture of (I'm guessing) watercolor and chalk and the way the colors blend into each other to create a truly vibrant scene. The story flows very well and it does seem to paint a cohesive story of the gospel. I like that the author tried … [Read more...]

Why I’m Excited for The Gathering 2015

Why I’m Excited for The Gathering 2015

The countdown has begun for The Gathering!  This year, I'm thrilled to be headed to Chicago to hear a great line up of speakers and be refreshed and renewed. Here's the top 5 reasons I'm excited about the Gathering! 1) The Speakers! Every year, David C. Cook rounds up a great bunch of keynote and break out speakers and this year is no exception.  I have heard previously from both Michelle Anthony and Albert Tate, but Mike Erre and Brady Boyd are new to me.  I just picked up a couple of Mike's … [Read more...]

Are You Headed to the Gathering?

Less than a month away, I'll be boarding a plane and heading to Chicago for David's C. Cook's Gathering Conference. The Gathering is a unique event focusing on spiritual formation and family ministry… where you will be inspired, refreshed, and renewed. Now you have two locations to choose from—Costa Mesa, CA, and Chicago, IL. Both events will feature the same keynote speakers and many of the same workshop topics. Seating is limited in both locations, so register today (dccgathering.com). You … [Read more...]