It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

Our little boy arrived safe and healthy on Thursday, July 21.  We had a bit of scare with a heart murmur, but the Lord is already answering prayer in that department, and I would say for the most part, all is well!  We've certainly been enjoying our time with our little guy and his big sister has adjusted beautifully!  Hope all is going well for you out there!  Keep enjoying summer!   … [Read more...]

Great Props for 50 Cents!

Great Props for 50 Cents!

Party City is having their annual $0.50 clearance event with thousands of potential Children's Ministry props just begging to be picked up!  Check out the selection online or head to your local Party City to stock up on some fun supplies for your ministry.  They also have a $5 costume clearance sale -- perfect if you regularly incorporate drama into your lesson time. … [Read more...]

Getting the Camel to Church: Egypt VBS

My brother, who is doing the Egypt VBS at their church this year, recently posted this video on his facebook page.  I just had to share with my fellow Children's Ministry friends.  This isn't a real camel, but a fabulous costume made for two people.  Wouldn't the kids love seeing this camel walking around your church?   Check it out! httpv://youtu.be/nbMBkECQ_YA   … [Read more...]

Having a Baby and Taking a Break

Having a Baby and Taking a Break

Hey Readers! Hope you're all having a great time this summer with your ministry and with your families.  Our family is expecting baby #2 any day now, so I'll be taking a short break from Growing Kids Ministry blog to have the baby and then get adjusted to life all over again!  The winner for the Bible will be announced on the 20th.  Otherwise, I'll catch up with you all in a few weeks! … [Read more...]

My Awesome God Bible: Review and Giveaway!

My Awesome God Bible: Review and Giveaway!

I had the privilege of reviewing "My Awesome God Bible Storybook" by DiscipleLand recently, and here's what I thought: What’s Good: The illustrations were lively and interesting.  They were very modern and could easily keep a reader engaged. In many instances, these pictures really brought the story to life. For instance, Abraham and Sarah look seriously old (p32) when Isaac was born (which they were!).  It’s nice to have a storybook illustration finally portray this. This Bible … [Read more...]

How’s Your Summer Going?

How’s Your Summer Going?

This year, we decided to take a break from Vacation Bible School, and here's our letter to the church explaining why: We’re Taking a Break from Vacation Bible School We love seeing all those kid faces flood into the church on VBS week.  The singing, the crafts, the games, and the costumes – what could be better, right?  We asked ourselves that same question --- could we make a program that’s even better than VBS?  Something that might keep kids with us longer or something that might draw … [Read more...]