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Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

This year, we started a brand new curriculum from Kidology called "Stickers Through the Bible".    Stickers Through the Bible is a revolutionary new Bible curriculum for non-readers. By placing beautiful stickers into their Bibles, kids gain a love for God’s Word while gaining an understanding of the overall Story of the Bible. Just before I discovered this hot off the press curriculum, my friend Paulette and I were lamenting that there was no "in between" Bible for kids. You go straight from … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

Teaching Kids the Catechism: The Trinity

We're heading into part two of our Children's Catechism curriculum.  It's been interesting hearing the reaction of parents and congregation members when we talk about our curriculum.  Most people relate "catechism" to the Catholic church, but as I mentioned in this post -- it was actually Protestant long before it was Catholic.   Interestingly, I ran into a blog post just this week that encouraged the use of catechism and creeds with our children because it roots them to centuries of Christian … [Read more...]

10 Great Easter Activities for the Family

10 Great Easter Activities for the Family

Yikes stripes!  If you stopped by the blog on yesterday, you might have spotted this post in a rather rough state.  I had it scheduled to go live and forgot to finish it up first!  Sorry about that, friends.  I've done some fine tuning and added pictures, so now it's ready to go!  Hope you like this version a little better! #1  Countdown to Easter Activity Cards Grab these cute printable from Wild Olive to have lots of Family Activity ideas at your fingertips! #2 Grow a Resurrection … [Read more...]

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

With the days growing longer and the sun starting to (finally) make an appearance, summer looks like it might actually come around!  And of course, summer means some serious ministry fun!  If you're doing a Vacation Bible School this year, you're probably already thinking about decorations, crafts, and snacks. I've been amazed at some of the fun ideas I've spotted around the blogosphere already. Here's a few of the treasures I've spotted that coordinate with Group's Weird Animal Vacation … [Read more...]

Teaching Children the Catechism: Is there more than one True God?

Teaching Children the Catechism: Is there more than one True God?

Last week was our first review week with our new curriculum, Kids Quest.  We've been learning the questions and answers of the Children's Catechism (based upon the Westminster Shorter Catechism) and I have to say, I'm really pleased with the results.  The kids answer the questions (mostly!) quickly and easily and I hope that the beginnings of a firm biblical foundation are being laid.  Check out all our Catechism related posts below, including our letter of introduction to parents. In … [Read more...]

New Release!  Pulse: Pumping Life into Your Kids Ministry  (Available Here!)

New Release! Pulse: Pumping Life into Your Kids Ministry (Available Here!)

  This amazing new book, published by Kidzmatter and edited by Ryan Frank is filled with 38 chapters of amazing Children's Ministry advice from the best in Kids Ministry. From managing the nuts and bolts of ministry to maintaining margin, Pulse brings the best in real-world wisdom, innovative ideas and leadership development for KidsMin professionals from trusted experts in the field. In addition to practical advice, Pulse tackles crucial matters of spiritual and professional development, … [Read more...]