Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

Following God’s Path: A Lesson in Bible Study for Kids

While we were studying the Catechism for boys and girls during our midweek program a few months ago, we spent a week learning about Following God's Path. Just as certain things (such as a flashlight, a map, and footprints) help us follow the path in the woods, other things can help us follow God's path. To introduce the topic (and to pique some interest), I taped some animal tracks down on the ground starting at the front door.  Some headed into the sanctuary and some led all the way to the … [Read more...]

Great Resource to Check Out: Family Ministry

Great Resource to Check Out: Family Ministry

I am in the middle of reading through Seven Family Ministry Essentials by Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman.   I'm not ready to post a full review yet, but wanted to give you a quick review and let you know this is a resource you will want to pick up! Like everything I've read from Michelle Anthony, this book was both challenging and inspirational. Michelle does not beat around the bush when calling ministry leaders to the highest standards, but she also shows a clear path in how to … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child Yard Sale

Operation Christmas Child Yard Sale

The tables in our church gym are full of stuff.  Boxes filled with old clothes, dish sets, toys, and a whole lot more.  Normally, I don't endorse this sort of thing, but this time, it's for a good cause. The Operation Christmas Child yard sale is just around the corner! Last year, our Shoe Box coordinator extraordinaire came up with an great idea.  While you can't put old toys and stuffed animals in a shoe box to send overseas, you can gather them all up, hold a giant yard sale and use the … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Mammoths

Preschool Story Time: Mammoths

This is actually a story time from last year, but I just realized I never posted about it and you never know when someone might need some ideas for a Mammoth themed event! For our book, we read: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth It's a very light-hearted book and the kids loved guessing about what was going to happen next. For our craft, we were inspired by a craft seen on Learn, Create, Love.  Click on over to that blog to get the free printable template. We cut most of the pieces out … [Read more...]

Why Isn’t It Working?

Why Isn’t It Working?

Last night, my husband and I received a message from a friend of ours.   It was a link to a picture on facebook.  The picture was of a boy we used to know.   It seems this boy, now fourteen years old, shot someone over a bicycle and was on the run from the police.  As we both sat in stunned silence, I began thinking for the fourth or fifth time this month: "Why Isn't It Working?" I felt like we really invested in this kid (and his sister).  We picked them up for church every week, stopped by … [Read more...]

Benefits of Playing for Kids (Infographic)

Source: Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com … [Read more...]