Sunday Snapshot: The Big Circle Timeline

Sunday Snapshot: The Big Circle Timeline

In our children's church program (ages 4-9), we've been using The Gospel Project curriculum.   It seems to be a big hit with the teachers (I know I love it) and we have had a number of people comment on the big circle timeline we have posted outside the classroom. We wanted to use it as a tool for parents, not only to give them a picture of the "Big God Story", but also to quickly let them see where we were at in Children's Church. We started using the "This Week" arrow to show … [Read more...]

Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Friends Strengthen Each Other: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

This week, we continue with our series on friendship (curriculum via Children's Ministry Deals) in our midweek program.  I really like the content so far, but the small group activities are a little lacking, so I've gathered some ideas for my own team and hopefully it will be a help to my readers as well!   So far, we've covered: Friends are Faithful: David and Jonathon Friends Share Good News: Philip and Nathaniel This week, we'll be focusing on the Three Amigos! KEY PASSAGE: Daniel … [Read more...]

Who wrote the Bible? {Taking a Look at Moses, David, and Paul}

Who wrote the Bible? {Taking a Look at Moses, David, and Paul}

We're back with our questions and answers for our midweek program at church! If you missed last week's post, you can read all about Abraham and learning how to obey God here.  As for this week, the question we'll be focusing on is:   Question: Who wrote the Bible? Answer: Chosen men who were inspired (or directed) by the Holy Spirit Supporting Scripture:2 Timothy 3:16 As I look ahead to the questions, I'm not as thrilled with this set as I was with our Spring time questions. … [Read more...]

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

Stickers Through the Bible: Review and Recommendations

This year, we started a brand new curriculum from Kidology called "Stickers Through the Bible".    Stickers Through the Bible is a revolutionary new Bible curriculum for non-readers. By placing beautiful stickers into their Bibles, kids gain a love for God’s Word while gaining an understanding of the overall Story of the Bible. Just before I discovered this hot off the press curriculum, my friend Paulette and I were lamenting that there was no "in between" Bible for kids. You go straight from … [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...]

We are AWANA Cubbies!

We are AWANA Cubbies!

I opened my front door to see a giant "Blogger Box" on my front porch.  I'm always a fan of packages, but this one was an exceptionally fun surprise.  I quickly cut open the box to find a myriad of treasures inside. As you can see, my own two children were perched on the edge waiting to get their hands on the goodies!  This box was filled with puppets, a curriculum book, shirts, badges, large story pictures, postcards, and more!  Here's a few more pictures to show you the goods! Isn't that … [Read more...]