God in Action VBS (Review)

God in Action VBS (Review)

With a glimpse of warmer weather today, I'm finally starting to think of summer and of course, for many churches, that means Vacation Bible School!  Our church doesn't run a traditional VBS (read about that decision here), but I do love using VBS curriculum to shake things up a bit in the summer and bring some fresh energy to the program.   I know the Vacation Bible School model is still hugely effective for many churches, so I wanted to be sure to share this incredible program with … [Read more...]

Children’s Catechism: Getting Started

Children’s Catechism: Getting Started

This week we're officially starting a new curriculum in our Wednesday night Kids' Club program.  I really wanted to "get back to basics" this year and dig deep into both God's Word and the core tenets of a Biblical worldview.    I found the Kids' Quest curriculum by Great Commission Publications recently and decided to give it a try.  I really like the content, but the "Small Group" component is a little lacking, so I'll be digging around for some supplemental material and posting it here. … [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...]

Tru Sunday School (Now on DVD!)

Tru Sunday School (Now on DVD!)

If you haven't checked out the Tru curriculum from David C. Cook, now it is easier to use than ever before with Tru DVDs.   We've been using the original Tru curriculum this summer in our Children's Church program and I have loved both the format, the content and the philosophy present in Tru. What is the Philosophy of Tru? I was able to hear first hand the heart and philosophy behind Tru curriculum while I was at the Gathering conference in 2012.   If I had to sum it up in a nutshell, I … [Read more...]

Do You Tru?

Do You Tru?

Have you gotten a chance to check out the Tru curriculum from David C Cook yet?  I just back from The Gathering conference and I was so inspired by all the cool stories I heard from people who were using Tru in their churches.  We've been using it in our Children's Church program, and I have to tell you, this curriculum is JAM-PACKED with ideas, activities, and truths to share with little ones.  The curriculum is designed for an hour and a half service, so if you're program runs shorter than … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel Church Curriculum

Truth in Tinsel Church Curriculum

I'll tell you what.  Amanda from ohAmanda.com never ceases to amaze me!  Not only did she come up with a great product to help families celebrate the Christmas season, she and her best friend, Staci Brown, have created a coordinating church curriculum!  I absolutely love seasonal curriculum so I was thrilled with Amanda sent me over a copy to try!  To read all about it, head to the Truth in Tinsel site.   We tried out the Week One in children's church last week and the kids loved it.  We … [Read more...]