True Repentance: Children’s Ministry Lesson for Kids

True Repentance: Children’s Ministry Lesson for Kids

This week in our midweek program, we're taking a closer look at repentance.   For our purposes, repentance means: Stop living the wrong way Start living in a new way Many kids know they should repent (or apologize) for doing something wrong, but this week, we'll also talk about how God wants us to repent of our good behavior. What?? Often, we think of repentance of something that "bad" people have to do.  However, this week we'll learn that we need to repent both of the bad … [Read more...]

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple Pleasures: Book Review

Simple pleasures is sometimes I often long for in our every day living.  Too often, I'm laying in bed at night, recounting the day, and realizing that I've gone yet another day without truly savoring the gift that it was. This book, Simple Pleasures, by Marianne Jantzi, is a wonderful reminder to to savor the every day moments that make up a life filled with love.   Her stories are short and sweet and filled with a tangled web of memories that we all so often feel and … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: I Can Serve God

Sunday Snapshot: I Can Serve God

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Snapshot, where you get a little glimpse into what's happening in our minstry this week.  This project is something the kids were working on in response to a lesson Joshua about serving the Lord. I cut four big pieces of brown paper and had kids work in teams of three to color a picture of how they could serve the Lord.  After Children's Church, we hung the pictures on the wall in our gym. Here's a closer view of a few pictures: I Can Serve God by … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Craft: Mom, You Rock!

Mother’s Day Craft: Mom, You Rock!

Here's a fun craft that our preschool and kindergarten class did last year for a Mother's Day project. You'll need to start the project a few weeks before Mother's Day in order to let the paint dry.  The embellishments are best added with tacky glue or a hot glue gun. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Armor of God Lesson: Small Group Ideas

Armor of God Lesson: Small Group Ideas

Are you looking for some great crafts, games, or activities to coordinate with an Armor of God lesson?  You've come to the right place.  Keep reading to discover ways we can teach about the armor of God and fighting sin. Games Put on your Armor Relay Race: In this game, one student will serve as the model and the rest of the kids will run in the race.  Have the model student stand on one end of the playing area and have a number of props beside them to represent the armor of God (for … [Read more...]

Summer Wilderness Program for Teens

Summer Wilderness Program for Teens

Being a teenager is not an easy job. Youth today experience cases of alienation, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and even suicide. Young adults are spending more time in front of computers or phones than in front of family or nature. For families with struggling teens, there is a wonderful opportunity where young adults can enjoy positive group interactions in a beautiful, outdoor setting. When planning family travel or vacations, the following option is well … [Read more...]