10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

10 Amazing Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Are you getting ready to celebrate Earth Day?  This year, Earth day is April 22nd.  Actually, every year Earth day is on April 22nd. I’ve compiled a list of some of the terrific Earth Day crafts and activities I’ve seen around the blogosphere, including a few we’ve done ourselves.  Hope you can find something to use either in your own home or in your ministry! #1 Earth Day Melted Crayons These super fun crayons are easy to make and are a terrific project for young and old alike. … [Read more...]

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

This last Saturday, we gathered together as a team to discuss the midweek program, some upcoming events and how everyone is liking the new What's Up curriculum.   Though we all agreed that the material is a little deep (especially for preschoolers), the content is excellent and we want to keep pushing forward for a little bit to see if the teaching gets a little easier with time. This week, we're taking a look at the Sin of the Heart -- namely what we say comes from what is inside of our … [Read more...]

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

If you're looking for something to add to your large group presentation, these videos might be just the ticket.  Check them out! K5 Easter 2016 Large Group from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo. LOVE, the Easter story (for kids) from Brenton Smith on Vimeo. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4gQniUVO8 God's Story: Easter (one of my favorites) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzr9ogygwA An Easter Story: Told by kids. Very creative and fun! … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Welcome Slide

Sunday Snapshot: Welcome Slide

We're using a "seeing clearly" theme in our midweek program and this is the welcome slide we've been using.  I thought I'd throw it up here for Sunday Snapshot in case you're looking for a quick welcome slide yourself.  Enjoy!   … [Read more...]

The Gospel and Your Life Today

The Gospel and Your Life Today

We're in week four of a new series we've started in our midweek program all about discovering the gospel.  You can check out the previous lessons here: Lesson #1: Oh, Now I See!  (Taking a Look at the Gospel)  Lesson #2: Is Your Vision Blurry (Seeing the Gospel Clearly) Lesson #3: The Gospel from the Beginning (Creation & Rebellion) This week is the ending of last week's lesson.  Last week (March 16th for us), we talked about creation (we were created for God's glory) and … [Read more...]

The Bronze Snake: Children’s Church Lesson

The Bronze Snake: Children’s Church Lesson

This last week, we studied Numbers 20 and 21 in Children's Church. This passage covers Moses striking a rock to get water (against God's commands) and also the Israelite people being bitten by snakes.   These are the stations we used with the kids.  We are using the Gospel Project curriculum and some of these suggestions come from that teacher's guide. Snack Time: As I was telling the story, I let the kids eat pretzels and had the water clearly visible, but I wouldn't let any of the kids drink … [Read more...]