Last year I decided to incorporate making slime into our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. The kids were so into making slime at the time that I knew it would hold their attention while teaching them a story many of them had heard a few times. I am shocked that kids are still so into making slime this year. I thought I would share what we did last year in our services for anyone looking for a fresh way to share the Easter story with their kids. Good Friday Message (Black and Red Slime) When God created humans they [...]
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I was surprised and excited to receive Sustainable Children's Ministry: From Last-Minute Scrambling to Long-Term Solutions in the mail before it was released. I have spoken with Annette Safstrom a few times, but after reading her book, she has become one of my kidmin heroes. Annette is the queen of systems, plans, and procedures. Her book is full of practical ways to bring your kid's ministry to a whole new level. Her solutions aren't always quick and easy, but she gives you the tools you need to make them happen if you're willing to put in the work. I'm excited to share [...]
This post is a long time coming! Last summer, we decided to jump into writing our own VBS curriculum for the first time. At the time, I had been writing weekly curriculum for our kid's ministry for about a year, but taking on VBS was a whole new level of writing. At first, I was a bit scared that I was biting off too much too quickly since it was my second time ever putting on a VBS, but as I got into writing the content, I realized it was totally worth the extra work and effort. I decided to go [...]
I am finally blogging about last year's VBS (just in time to start writing this year's VBS). Last year was our first year writing our own VBS. It was lots of work, but totally worth it. We chose to go with a video game themed VBS and we called it Power Up. In my next post, I will be sharing our full Power Up VBS curriculum. I tried to get as many pictures as possible to capture what we did. I thought last year's set design was crazy! This year we basically doubled the set design work. Honestly, there were moments [...]
2017 is almost over. Can you believe it? That means it's time to start planning for 2018. In the past few years, there have been years that I have been intentional about setting goals and other years I have forgotten to set goals entirely. I have definitely seen a difference between the two. Now, I'm not saying that I have met all of my goals the years I did set them, but it did help me focus on what I really wanted to accomplish. Unless we are intentional about our goals, we may find ourselves at the end of 2018 wondering [...]
Last year, we decided to try something new and created a Christmas Family Night. We wanted to create an event that encouraged families to come together, have fun, and meet other families in our church and community. It was a great success, so we decided to bring it back again this year with a new theme and several additions/improvements. We require families to pay and register for this event online. This helps a ton with planning. If you don’t know who's coming, you'll end up either over-buying or under-buying, and neither of those is a good thing. We charged our families a [...]
This series entitled “Lights, Camera, Action!” is a 5-week study where kids will learn how to pull Biblical truths out of any movie and apply them to their lives. Topics covered in the series will include: jealousy, integrity, friendship, persistence, and encouragement. Kids will watch movie clips from classic kid's movies each week. Family take-home cards will include an additional family movie discussion to go along with the movie of the week. The weekly curriculum content for this series includes weekly verses, two game options, a takeaway statement, a message/object lesson, a character skit, small group discussion questions, review questions, and a [...]
Last year, I was honored to be chosen to help launch and review Anne Marie’s book: Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids. It was refreshing to read a ministry book that is practical, easy to use, and a lot of fun to read. You can read my full review of Walk This Way here. Her next book, What God is Doing is full of Biblical lessons all pointing to our need for a Savior and how God brought about His plan for the salvation of the world. I am excited to be a part of launching What God is [...]
I created this set design for a 5-week series I wrote called Lights, Camera, Action! In this series, kids will watch movie clips from movies each week and will learn how to pull Biblical truths out of any movie and apply them to their lives. Topics covered in the series will include: jealousy, integrity, friendship, persistence, and encouragement. Family take-home cards will include an additional family movie discussion to go along with the movie of the week. The cost for this set design was easily less than $50. Most of the decorations for this set design were homemade, so you don't need to [...]
The last few days have been full of listening, learning, and laughing at the D6 Conference. Now, it's time to pack up our bags and go home. We may be leaving the conference (for this year), but we should not leave the lessons we've learned behind. I wish I could share with each and every one of you all that I have experienced and taken in during the conference, but that is not humanly possible. Instead, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite quotes and takeaways from the inspiring leaders who have spoken into our lives this week. [...]