How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You {Book Review}

How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You {Book Review}

I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel my role as a parent is all consuming.  I wake up each morning with so many good intentions, but before I know it, it's noon and I've only got one thing done on the giant to-do list decorating my fridge.  As a work-at-home mother, it's tough to be present with the kids and still maintain the responsibilities I've committed to as a Kidmin director and small business owner.    I desperately want to mold them into people who love and serve the Lord, but … [Read more...]

Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

We're learning how to Navigate the Old Testament in our midweek Children's Ministry program and this week, we'll be taking a closer look at the book of Ruth.   Check out our previous lessons below: Learning about the Old Testament with Kids Joshua Lesson Ideas Judges Lesson Ideas We've covered Ruth once before on Growing Kids Ministry.  You can check out the Ruth Gleans in the Field lesson from Children's Church here. If you're looking for a few craft or activity ideas to … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Peter Escapes Jail

Sunday Snapshot: Peter Escapes Jail

This craft came from a recent lesson about Peter's miraculous escape from jail.  To begin, I used this coloring page from Bible Wise. I also grabbed a disciple from this coloring page and then did a little cutting and pasting to make this sheet for each of the kids. Using a piece of construction paper and some glue, we construction a jail where Peter was trapped. However, when you open the sides of the paper up, Peter is miraculously set free by an angel! Of course, I … [Read more...]

Kids’ Verse Sunday! Video Solution

Each month, we try to have a kid from our midweek program say the month's memory verse on stage.  Though many of the kids knew the verse, most were reluctant to stand in front of the congregation to recite it (I can relate!).  To solve the problem, I went around during our Wednesday night program and recorded a few of the kids and compiled a video using Animoto.  Now, we get a variety of faces sharing their verse and no one has to get stage fright.  Win! Win! Check out the first video we made … [Read more...]

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe {Book Review}

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe {Book Review}

I'm not much of a fiction girl, but I am a fan of Max Lucado's work. I'm also a big fan of coffee.  So when I saw Lucado's new book (written with Candace Lee and Eric Newman) entitled Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, I decided I would take a closer look. Like many of Lucado's book, the lines between the spiritual world and the physical world are blurred as Chelsea Chambers, the main character in the book, struggles to revive her mother's coffee shop.   Things seem pretty hopeless until … [Read more...]

Obedience Leads to Victory: A Lesson from Joshua

Obedience Leads to Victory: A Lesson from Joshua

In our Wednesday night midweek program, we're headed through the Old Testament, learning how to navigate through the various grouping and learning where major Bible accounts are found.  At the beginning of the series, we put up a book case  and have been adding cereal box books of the Bible as we go along. This last week, we covered the book of Joshua, highlighting two major stories.  You can find my lesson script below as well as the power point I used at the bottom of this post. Lesson … [Read more...]