Archives for December 2013

Giveaway Contest – Win $1,000 worth of Elementary Teaching Resources!

Giveaway Contest – Win $1,000 worth of Elementary Teaching Resources!

WINNER: ANDREW! Way to go! The next deal on www.only144.com starts this Friday- $97 for $1,000+ worth of Elementary Teaching Resources.  If you're a teacher, homeschooler, or know someone who is, then be sure to check it out. LEAVE A COMMENT with your New Year's resolution for 2014 and you can win this deal before it goes on sale.  I'll pick the winner before the deal goes live, and post the winner at the top of this blog post on Friday, January 3 at 10:00 a.m. Exciting! … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Are you looking for a few quick games and activities for the family to do during your Christmas get together this year?  I've rounded up a few crafts we've been doing this month along with some of my other favorites from other blogs and websites.  Hope you find something that fits your family! Paper Plate Angel This is a super simple project even the littlest hands can do.  Just cut one plate into fourths (each quarter is a wing) and then cut another plate into a pizza shape.  Cut a head … [Read more...]

Most Popular Posts in 2013

Most Popular Posts in 2013

Looking for some good reading to finish out your year? Check out the most popular posts on Growing Kids Ministry during 2013. #1 Minute to Win it Games, especially "More Minute to Win it for Church" Photo Credit: Flickr by Premauler #2 Fall Festival Game Ideas #3 Children's Ministry Job Description #4 What Nail Polish Taught Me About Modesty #5 Easter Skits #6 Do Not Fear: Halloween Puppet Skit Photo Credit: Flickr by architekt2 #7 Bible Story Lesson Ideas: Jacob and … [Read more...]

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Children’s Ministry Christmas Party!

Time to Party!! Are you having a Christmas Party in your Children's Ministry program? Looking for some great games to play?   Take a look at our schedule for some inspiration! 6:30PM Welcome! 6:35 Reading of the Christmas Story Good News of Great Joy: The Amazing Story of Jesus' Birth 6:40 Group Games Mini Marshmallow Toss (kids lined up on either side of a table) Snowman Decorating Contest (5 minutes to make the best one) Parcel Pass (find directions … [Read more...]

Our Volunteer Wishlist

Our Volunteer Wishlist

In his book, Stretch, Jim Wideman recommends making a volunteer wish list.  That way, when someone expresses an interest in getting involved, you can clearly let them know what positions are available and what the positions entail. Christmas seemed like a good time to make a wishlist, and I thought I'd share our wishlist with you.  Hope it helps!  Photo Credit: Flickr by jorgeq82 Download the PDF Version here. Download the Word Document here. Thinking of Helping with Children’s … [Read more...]

Great Teen Gift Idea: Sisterhood Magazine {Giveaway}

The days are counting down and we're getting close close close to Christmas! In the Whitney house, our tree is up and the bulk of shopping is done.  Of course, there are always those hard to buy for people in your life.  My nieces and nephew are getting to be teenagers, and I'm often at a loss for what to get them.  Creatively packaging money as a gift is only cute for so long. Photo Credit: Crafty Journal That's why I was super excited when I discovered Sisterhood Magazine.  You can … [Read more...]