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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...]

Power Bible: Book Review

Power Bible: Book Review

If you've been reading this blog long, you'll know I'm a big fan of the Action Bible. I love the stunning graphics and the poignant emotions you can see in the character's faces.  I love how it helps kids to really visualize the Bible and how it forces long-time Bible readers to really feel the stories they have  read so many times.  Of course, there are a few drawbacks.  Some of the pictures in this graphic novel are well, graphic.  There's blood.  There's intense emotion. There's some scary … [Read more...]

The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

The God Puzzle {Book Review and Giveaway}

I've been browsing around for new curriculum for a few months now.  Even though our current curriculum has some great elements and is a lot of fun, I never felt like it was accomplishing what my vision was for the ministry.  As I mentioned in this post about measuring success in ministry, I want kids to grow in their understanding of God and the Bible and have this understanding impact their life. I stumbled upon the Praise Factory curriculum and loved the concept.  I don't think it's the … [Read more...]

Children’s Ministry Recruiting Board: Want to Get Involved?

Children’s Ministry Recruiting Board: Want to Get Involved?

When you recruit someone to the Children's Ministry team, what are you recruiting them to?  If you had to summarize what your ministry was all about in a quick 30 second elevator pitch, would you be able to do it? That's the task we were faced with during our recent Ministry Fair.  For this event, each major ministry in the church got a table to display facts about their ministry as well as any literature that might help a newcomer get involved. (Check out the signs I made for the … [Read more...]

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Great New Bible App for Kids!

Every since we got our Kindle Fire, I've been on the lookout for great apps for the kids.  We originally purchased the Kindle for my husband and I, but the kids quickly took over ownership.  :)  (You know how it goes!) Sometimes it's a struggle finding good quality games, and I especially hate spending money on something I end up deleting three days later. Academic games were hard enough to find, but good quality Bible apps?  Sheesh, you could just about forget it.  Especially if you're one of … [Read more...]

10 Great Places to find FREE Children’s Ministry Curriculum

10 Great Places to find FREE Children’s Ministry Curriculum

Finding the perfect curriculum can be tricky.  Sometimes there is too much or too little material.  Sometimes the sample lesson seemed perfect but the actual curriculum is a disaster.  Perhaps the curriculum was working splendid until a group of twelve 4-year olds moved up into your program.  Oh yes, and then there's the budget.    Wouldn't it be great to find a terrific curriculum that was FREE?  It can be done, and I've listed a few places to get you started (in no particular order).  If YOU … [Read more...]