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Take Time To Listen

Once kids begin to develop their devotional life by reading their Bible, it is also vital to teach them about prayer. In teaching kids about prayer, you want them to know that it is not all about what they say but also about what they hear. Prayer is also listening. It is important to take […]

Watch Where You Step: Object Lesson

Free Object Lesson, Watch Where You Step. Follow your heart.

What You’ll Learn: Follow Your Heart What You’ll Need: 12 eggs 1 tarp 2 blindfolds paper towels 2 contestants Preparations: Place the tarp on the floor in front of the class. Place eggs all around the floor on the tarp. Instructions: 1. 1st contestant walks across the tarp without any assistance.  (Teacher can even deliberately place […]

How Come Kids Don’t Read Their Bible?

One day I asked for a show if hands in children’s church. “How many of you read the Bible every day or your parents read the Bible to you?” Out of 200 kids in my class only 30 hands went up. This was not good news. When I am having an 85% failure rate I can’t blame […]

Fact or Fantasy: Object Lesson

Scripture reference: 2 peter 1:20-21, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of scripture ever came about by the prophets own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (NIV) What you need: • A Bible • A fictional children’s […]

No More List of Sins To Avoid

I was flying back from a meeting one night, changing planes in Chicago. Waiting at the gate for my plane, I soon realized that the Vikings had just played the Chicago Bears in Chicago. The plane that I was on had all the Vikings fans on it. I like football, I watch football, but I’m […]

Power Tools For KidMin

Reaching Kids With The Gospel One challenge I have found as a Christian is to connect people (who are always changing) with a God who never changes.  The Apostle Paul said it like this, “I become all things to all men that by all means I might with some.” If we want to reach children […]

Relevant Spirit Filled Kids Ministry

Kids have changed a lot in the past 20 years. If we want to reach children with the Gospel, then we must speak their language and yet many churches are refusing to change. They still use the same tools they used 20 years ago. A greater concern is churches that will change their message to […]

The Dogs Shall Eat Jezebel

Pastor Willie George was one of my mentors. I asked Willie once “What is the craziest kids sermon you ever saw?” Willie didn’t hesitate. He told me this story from 1974 about a bus ministry pastor in Hammond, Indiana who was a former Green Beret. It’s a sermon based on the following scripture. “Dogs will […]