Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Appealing Appetizers

Welcome back to another post in the Bringing the Bible to Life Series!  If you want to catch up on some old posts, you can find them here: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations In my last post (Cooking up a great Children's Ministry lesson), we talked a bit about the components of a great lesson.  I gave a few examples of appetizers, main dishes, and side dishes along with a promise to cover each of these elements in a … [Read more...]

The Divided Kingdom {Lesson and Craft}

The Divided Kingdom {Lesson and Craft}

A few months ago, our church began a journey through the entire Bible using Zondervan's The Story curriculum.  It was a great opportunity to take a look at the "Big God Story" as well as cover some stories that don't always make it into the Children's Church curriculum.  One of the lessons that especially had me worried was the divided kingdom.  I had trouble keeping track of all those kings when I was going through the course in college and I certainly didn't know how to keep it all straight … [Read more...]

God’s Big Story: Bible Lesson Ideas for Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph

For our summer Wednesday night program, we’re doing a Story Time approach (check out all our summer plans here).   We will be covering the major stories in the Bible and showing how they are all one big part of God’s redeeming plan of love.  Sometimes I read out of the Read and Share Bible, sometimes the kids act out the story using the Big Action Bible Skits book, and sometimes leaders act it out for the kids.  After the story, the kids head to stations.   What are Stations? Each … [Read more...]