We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

We’re Back with the Catechism! (Abraham and Learning How to Obey God)

It's a new school year and time to jump back into our Question and Answer lessons. This last Spring, we tackled questions # 1-13 of the Catechism for Boys and Girls (check out the lesson Round Up here).  This Fall, we'll be diving into questions #14 - 33 which deal specifically with Scripture, Adam and Eve, and God's Covenant with his people.   A handout of all our questions is coming soon! This week, we'll be focusing on Question #14: Q: Where do you learn how to love and obey God? A: In … [Read more...]

Piggy Production: Jesus Walks on Water

Piggy Production: Jesus Walks on Water

We love when kids get involved in the work of the church.  Starting a few years back, we regularly began incorporating kids in key roles such as worship team, greeters, taking attendance and helping with audio visual things.   We even take things to the next level once a year and have them serve in the adult service with Kids' Sunday. A few of our girls decided they would go even further and make their own video for an upcoming lesson.  They made tiny pigs out of playdough and produced an … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Moses and the Burning Bush

Sunday Snapshot: Moses and the Burning Bush

Grab some tissue paper and this coloring page from What's in the Bible and you've got a craft ready to go.  Oh yeah, you better grab some glue too! … [Read more...]

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...]

Backyard Lawn Games and Pavement Games

Backyard Lawn Games and Pavement Games

I was reading through the book Tag, Toss, & Run this week, hoping to squeeze a little more outdoor fun out of the season (grab a copy at your library here on Amazon).  While many of the games have some complex rules, a few others are simple enough to through into the mix for Children's Ministry. Here's a few fun options I found: Hoop Trundling Basic Idea: Keep the hoop rolling no matter what! Playing Area: Flat, smooth surface (lawn or pavement) Equipment: Hoola hoops and … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: We’re Going Camping!

Preschool Story Time: We’re Going Camping!

Summer time isn't complete without a camp out, even if it is just in the living room.  For this story time, we're focusing on camping. The books we originally were hoping to get weren't available at the library when we needed them, so we did a little improvising! Books Camping Day Ladybug Girl and Bingo Just a Little Too Young Just a Day at the Lake We were thinking about using (but couldn't get): PigPig goes to Camp Fred and Ted go Camping Songs and … [Read more...]