Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

Simple Idea: Get that Lesson to Stick!

This week in Children's Church, we were studying Saul's Damascus Road experience from Acts 9.  The curriculum (Promiseland) had a great skit to go along with the lesson, but I wanted to make sure we read the text straight out of Scripture.  We've been learning how to use our Bibles in Wednesday night Kids' Club and we try to always give the kids an opportunity to be able to follow along with the day's Bible account.  Of course, we wanted to add a little excitement to the lesson, so after I read … [Read more...]

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

Sin of the Heart (Children’s Ministry Lesson)

This last Saturday, we gathered together as a team to discuss the midweek program, some upcoming events and how everyone is liking the new What's Up curriculum.   Though we all agreed that the material is a little deep (especially for preschoolers), the content is excellent and we want to keep pushing forward for a little bit to see if the teaching gets a little easier with time. This week, we're taking a look at the Sin of the Heart -- namely what we say comes from what is inside of our … [Read more...]

Lessons from Frozen: The Ultimate Sacrifice

Lessons from Frozen: The Ultimate Sacrifice

Here is the third and final lesson of a Frozen series I recently taught at snow camp for 1st through 4th graders.  In case you missed them, the first two lessons were: Everyone is a Bit of Fixer Upper Let's Fix it Together You can find my entire script below as well as the power point I used at the end of the post.  Have you used Frozen in your ministry as well?  I'd love to hear about it!  You can also check out my Frozen Fun pinterest board for more inspiration.  Lesson#3: The … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshot: Noah’s Ark

Sunday Snapshot: Noah’s Ark

Here's some shots of an ark we built for a recent lesson.  We encouraged kids to bring a stuffed animal to church that night and during the lesson, the animals were all loaded aboard the ark. Hmm, looks like rain! Afterwards, the kids could take pictures with the ark as well. It was a hit! All aboard! … [Read more...]

Giant Creation Mural

Giant Creation Mural

Did you ever have a project that just took on a life of it's own?  Our Children's Church creation mural was one of those projects!  I knew covering "what happened on what day" wasn't going to cut it with these kids, so we needed to think a little more "outside the box" for the day's lesson.   We have a wide age range in our Children's Church program, so it needed to be something simple to explain and easy to implement. Someone from our church had recently donated a GIANT roll of "throw-away" … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Good Green Bay Packer

The Parable of the Good Green Bay Packer

This week in Children's Church, the lesson on the agenda was the Good Samaritan.  Now, I'm not sure why curriculum writers are obsessed with the Good Samaritan, but I've only been teaching for about three years and already this particular parable has come up about 12 times (this may be a slight exaggeration).  At any rate,  we decided to do a little contextualization and change the characters a bit. Now, we are in Steelers country, so it would only be natural to make the dirty rotten … [Read more...]