Archives for January 2017

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Welcome to the final post in the Bringing the Bible to Life series.  To read through the other posts, click on the links below: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations Cooking up some Tasty Goodness!  Cooking Up a Lesson: Appealing Appetizers Cooking Up a Lesson: Savory Side Dishes For this post, I thought I'd share some resources that I find especially helpful (links may be Amazon affiliate links): Kidology … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Savory Side Dishes!

Bringing the Bible to Life: Savory Side Dishes!

Welcome back to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life Series!  If you want to catch up on some old posts, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In my the Cooking up a great Children's Ministry lesson post, we talked a bit about the components of a great lesson.  I gave a few examples of appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes along with a promise to cover each of these elements in a … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Welcome back to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life Series!  If you want to catch up on some old posts, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In my last post (Cooking up a great Children's Ministry lesson), we talked a bit about the components of a great lesson.  I gave a few examples of appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes along with a promise to cover each of these elements in a … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Cooking up Some Tasty Goodness!

Bringing the Bible to Life: Cooking up Some Tasty Goodness!

Welcome to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life series.  In case you're looking for other other posts in this series, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In this post, we'll talk about how to develop (or enhance) any lesson using the Bible alone.  Karl Bastian provides a great format for developing a daily schedule in his resource, the Kids Church Cookbook.  He explains that building … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Setting Expectations

Bringing the Bible to Life: Setting Expectations

Welcome to another addition to the Bringing the Bible to Life series.   So far, we've covered: Introduction Preparing Your Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart So, if you're on track --- You’ve read through the Scripture passage, you’ve read through the curriculum book, and you’ve practiced in front of your entire Little Pony or GI Joe collection.  You’re able to tell the Bible story in a plane, in a train and without refrain, and it’s time to move onto other aspects of … [Read more...]

Bringing the Bible to Life: Preparing Your Heart

Bringing the Bible to Life: Preparing Your Heart

Have you ever had one of those weeks when things just didn’t seem right?  You studied your lesson, you followed the checklist... so what was wrong?  Sometimes the lesson just isn’t good.  It just doesn't resonate with the kids.  Sometimes though, it’s not the lesson or even your lesson prep – it’s the state of your heart. Welcome to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life in your Classroom series.  In case you missed the previous installments, you can find them here: … [Read more...]