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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...]

Pulse: Pumping Life into Your Kids Ministry  (New Children’s Ministry Book Available Here!)

Pulse: Pumping Life into Your Kids Ministry (New Children’s Ministry Book 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...]

Reverse Easter Egg Hunt: Great for Older Kids (even teens!)

Reverse Easter Egg Hunt: Great for Older Kids (even teens!)

Last year, we were looking for some family friendly Easter activities for the kids in the family who aren't really kids anymore!  I listed a few of the activities we did in this post (the egg-drop was a huge hit), but I didn't give you any details on our Reverse Easter Egg Hunt that was the highlight of the event. Well, the wait is over! The Basics In this reverse Easter egg hunt, instead of looking FOR eggs, participants START with an egg and then find places on a list.  The idea is to … [Read more...]

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA!  (Book Review)

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA! (Book Review)

Last year, my husband started raving about a book called Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman.  He's not much of a reader, so for him to take notice of a book, it had to be good.  I picked it up and was thoroughly impressed.  It was compelling, inspiring, and convicting.    We even ended up using it as a curriculum for our entire Sunday School program. So of course, when I was invited to be a part of the book tour for Kyle's new book AHA, I jumped at the chance.    The "AHA" is based on three … [Read more...]

New What’s in the Bible Deals!

New What’s in the Bible Deals!

Are you thinking about trying the new What's in the Bible series?  Already love it and want to add to the collection?  There are new deals for Easter including a Holy Week Download Pack and Easter Bundles to check out!     Head on over to the store and check it out! … [Read more...]