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Benefits of Praying with Your Spouse

Benefits of Praying with Your Spouse

As Children's Ministry leaders, we do a lot of praying (hopefully!).  We pray for the church, we pray for families in the church, we pray for kids, their tests, their friends, their pets (dead and alive) and more.   But how often do we spend time in prayer with our own family?  With our spouse? I read this great article at IMom about the Benefits of Praying with your Spouse.  I'll share them here. Here's some shocking statistics: while 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and … [Read more...]

Minute to Win it: NFL in the Circle (part one)

Minute to Win it: NFL in the Circle (part one)

These games were taken from NBC's Minute to Win it, Episode 24 - Football theme.   Competing together are a football player from the Vikings and a cheerleader from the 49ers , playing for charity.  Of course, the cheerleader is in uniform (ugh), but hopefully that won't detract from the show!   Here's some games you can hopefully use for your Children's or Youth Ministry! Floatacious Great first game!  Players must make a floating tower of 5 empty soda cans built upon a plastic plate sitting … [Read more...]

Great Podcast: Children’s Ministry Talk

Great Podcast: Children’s Ministry Talk

I've been listening Children's Ministry Talk for some time now and really enjoy the podcast.  Hosted by Jason Rhode and Dick Gruber, it always provides down-to-earth practical advice.  I love the fact that they frequently takes calls from listeners, answer questions that have been emailed in and more.  It's a great place to gather and share ideas.  The podcast is only about 20 minutes, and there's usually a new one every week.  The short format makes it great to listen to on the way to work, … [Read more...]

Kid’s Ministry Yearbook

Kid’s Ministry Yearbook

This year, at our Back to School Bash, we had kids fill out a Yearbook page.  The page has a spot for a picture, some questions about their school, likes, dislikes, some "Would you rather" questions, and some stuff about their hobbies and pets.  My friend Kristy took pictures of all the kids which we'll insert onto the page and then make copies for everyone. We'll hand them out just like a school yearbook and give kids a chance to sign autographs, etc. It's a great way to build community, … [Read more...]

For all the Dads…

This video was posted on a blog I follow (The Busy Dad Blog).  Very funny! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hTap7EylKo">httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hTap7EylKo … [Read more...]

Monday Minute to Win It: Last Beauty Standing

These games are taken from NBC's Minute to Win it Episode 20.   Use them for your Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry! This episode worked a little differently.  There were 10 Beauty Contestants/Winners all playing the same game.  The last one to complete the game was eliminated.  Last Beauty Standing won 100,000 for a charity of their choice.  This might be a good format if you want a lot of kids to play at once (if they are getting restless or something!)  Of course, it's always rough … [Read more...]