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On the Go Family Devotional: At the Farm

On the Go Family Devotional: At the Farm

Looking for a way to teach your kids about God during the busy summer? Here's an idea for the Farm: A place where man’s hard work meets God’s provision.  Ask a local farmer if you can assist him for the day (or even an hour).  Ask him questions about his job.  Discuss how it relates to scripture.  Try to find the four soils explained in Matthew 13. Go berry picking.  Talk about God being the vine and His people being the branches.  Eat some of the fruits of the labor. Visit the animals … [Read more...]

A Little Bit Crazy VBS Promo Idea

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzxKr6Vlwkg Why are there Birds in my yard? A friend sent this my way and I thought I'd share with those of you who haven't done your Vacation Bible School program yet.  It sounds like it would be a lot of fun.  You can read the full article at the Agenda website, but bascially the idea is to flamingo your church members yard and put up a sign advertising VBS at the same time.  Members have to pay $10 to remove the birds (they also have the option of buying … [Read more...]

Five ways Children’s Ministry is like the documentary “Oceans”

Five ways Children’s Ministry is like the documentary “Oceans”

Oceans Trailer 1. Everyone Needs A Friend Time and time again, big fish in this enchanting Disney documentary were in the company of smaller fish sidekicks.  Sometimes the little fish had peculiar jobs like cleaning teeth.  Others just seemed to be along for the ride.  I even saw one fish swim into the gills of a shark (now that's a friend who sticks closer than a brother - yikes!).  Regardless, the big fish didn't swim alone.  The same is true in ministry.  You may be the big fish, the person … [Read more...]

Tips for 4th of July Parade

Tips for 4th of July Parade

Thinking about building a float to advertise your church or Vacation Bible School program?  It can be a great way to promote an event, but make sure you Count the Cost before you begin.  Also, check out these four helpful tips: Arrive on time, not before Our parade started at 2:00, which meant line up started at 1:00PM.  I told the kids to get there somewhere between 1 and 2:00.  Of course, they all showed up pretty much at 1:00.  Which meant they had an HOUR to get in the float, get their … [Read more...]

David C. Cook’s Email Response to Rio Curriculum Review

Recently, I posted a review of David C. Cook's Rio Curriculum based on some sample materials I received.  After taking a look at the review, Sharron Jackson, a Rio Product developer, responded in the following email: Hi Lindsey! Thank you so much for taking a close look at Rio and for sharing your thoughts with us and with those who read your blog. I’ve spent some time on your Growing Kids Ministry site and am thrilled to hear how God is using you to further His Kingdom! I’m also excited … [Read more...]

More Parade Float Pictures!

More Parade Float Pictures!

Here are pictures from our Egypt VBS Parade Float. Check out the links at the bottom for more information about the Float! Helping paddle Pharoah's Rive Boat along Passing out flyers and candy   Pharoah and Friends Queen of Egypt See you later!! More Parade Posts: Counting the Cost: How much is it to put this float together anyway? Building the Parade Float: What does it take to put it together? Four Tips for Participating in a Parade … [Read more...]