Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

Fight Hunger with Rice Bowls

We've all heard of world hunger.  It's one of those problems that seem to plague us... niggling in the back of our mind every time we throw out a half eaten apple.   Fighting hunger is something we all want to do, especially when it comes to kids.  It's not the motivation we lack, it's the clear direction on what to do.    That's what I'm so pleased to be partnering with Rice Bowls, a company dedicated to fighting world hunger, one bowl at a time. Rice Bowls is a non-profit organization … [Read more...]

God Sees Everything and Knows Everything (Joshua 6 & 7)

God Sees Everything and Knows Everything (Joshua 6 & 7)

This post is part of our Teaching the Catechism in a Protestant Church series. If you're new, here's a few more related posts to check out: Who Made You? What Else Did God Make? Why Did God Make You?  How Do You Glorify God? Why Should You Glorify God? Review and Recitation Week (Party Time!!) Is there more than one true God? How many persons of God are there?  Who are the three persons of God?  What is God? This week, we're diving into Q&A 11 and 12 while using the … [Read more...]

Pizza, Potatoes, Puzzles and the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)

Pizza, Potatoes, Puzzles and the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)

Are you looking for a creative way to explain how the church is like the body of Christ to the kids in your Children's Ministry?  Take a look at some of these fun and creative ways to explain 1 Corinthians 12 to children. #1 The Body of Christ (the church) is like a Pizza To begin, paint a plain cheese pizza on a piece of poster board. Cut the pizza up into slices, depending on the number of kids in your class.   We had 11 in class that day.  Hand out the slices along with some markers and … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We're entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum, Kids' Quest.    If you haven't read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children's Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through … [Read more...]

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Children’s Catechism: God’s Glory

Last week, we began a new curriculum which uses the Children's Catechism to teach kids the basics of the Christian faith.  Of course, there has been some concern surrounding the word "catechism".    Here's what I wrote in our Children's Ministry newsletter last week: As you might have heard at last week's annual meeting, this year we'll be digging deep into God's word and really learning what it means to be a Christian.  What do we actually believe?    We'll be learning all about it this year … [Read more...]

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Every since we got our Kindle Fire, I've been on the lookout for great apps for the kids.  We originally purchased the Kindle for my husband and I, but the kids quickly took over ownership.  :)  (You know how it goes!) Sometimes it's a struggle finding good quality games, and I especially hate spending money on something I end up deleting three days later. Academic games were hard enough to find, but good quality Bible apps?  Sheesh, you could just about forget it.  Especially if you're one of … [Read more...]