Halloween Block Party: Getting the Candy Ready!

Halloween Block Party: Getting the Candy Ready!

For the third year in a row, we're taking ministry to the streets during Halloween. We've tried a few different events for the fall season (check them out here) and the block party has come out a clear winner.   This year, we're moving the party to a new house that is closer to the church.  Of course, one of the key elements of a successful party is CANDY!   The week before the party, we spend a little time getting the candy bags ready for the party.  Care to follow along? Getting Started For … [Read more...]

A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

A Pirate Fairy and a God Who Saves

We've been going through the God in Action Vacation Bible School curriculum on Wednesday nights.  It's a super great program and even though our church doesn't officially do VBS any more, I love to use these types of curriculum for the great theme and coordinating games and crafts. The kids have been loving the God in Action series. This week's theme was God SAVES.  It focused on John 3:16 and emphasized that God would do whatever it takes to save us and restore the relationship that sin … [Read more...]

Kids’ Sunday: The Day We Give the Service to the Kids

Kids’ Sunday: The Day We Give the Service to the Kids

Kids stood at the front door, proudly pushing it open with all their might as they saw guests and regular attenders approaching.  The push handle hovered right at their eye level, but that didn't stop these kids from performing an important job.  They opened the door and shook hands with those who entered the church that day. Not only were kids serving as greeters, but they were standing outside the sanctuary doors, passing out bulletins as well.  In fact, it seemed like kids had taken … [Read more...]

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

Teaching the Catechism to Kids (Lesson Round-Up)

We recently finished a series on the Catechism for Boys and Girls using the Great Commission Kids' Quest curriculum.  It was a great set of lessons for us and it could be a terrific resource for parents as well.  We adapted a few of the lessons and added games and crafts, so you should be able to find something for almost any age group. Check out our first set of 13 lessons in this Round Up!  Click on the picture or link below for more details on the lessons. Question #1 Who Made … [Read more...]

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Terrific Bible Study Resource: The BE Series

Recently, we've been on the hunt for new Sunday School curriculum.  A few years back, we went to an church-wide curriculum program with The Story and it was met with rave reviews. After The Story, we gave LifeWay's Bible Studies for Life curriculum a try.  It's pretty safe to say that one tanked.   People couldn't really connect to the material and discussions were seriously stifled.  Thus, we're on the hunt again for Sunday School curriculum.  People loved the concept of The Story and … [Read more...]

5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids

5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids

Oh no!  You've run out of lesson and it's communion Sunday.  The Pastor must have had an overdose of coffee because he's still going strong and you're starting to get concerned about the mounting chaos in your classroom.  Don't panic!  Play one of these quick low-prep few props needed games instead. 5 Quick Low-Prep Games for Kids #1 Sneaky Patty Gather everyone into a circle with a chair in the middle. Under the chair, put a teddy. On the chair, put the birthday child, wearing a blindfold. … [Read more...]