Category Archives: Creativity

Top 5 Reasons why Super Church Curriculum is for you

Are you shopping for curriculum?  I’ve got a couple questions for you… Have you ever thrown your hands up in the air in desperation while searching for curriculum? Have you ever thought to yourself when you find a great curriculum, “It costs how much!?” I bet you chuckled and said yes to at least one of these […]

5 Holy Spirit Object Lessons

It’s important to talk to kids about the Holy Spirit. Our kids need to know the Holy Spirit is real, powerful, and that He comes to live inside when we ask Jesus Christ into our hearts. This week I’ll be sharing five of my favorite sermons teaching about the Holy Spirit.  I guarantee these will […]

Should We Do VBS?

I never really understood the name “Vacation Bible School.”   The words “school” and “vacation” should NEVER be in the same sentence.   When I hear someone say “Vacation Bible School,” it reminds me of summer school.   Another thing is Vacation Bible School is not really a vacation for me.   I always seem […]

How Kids Help Grow Your Church

The church growth people tell us that kids are one of the top three reasons why people choose a church. 1. Pastor 2. Worship 3. Kid’s ministry I discovered this early on. I was helping my youth pastor plant a church in Michigan. I had all the kids in one room because we were just starting out. I was teaching on […]

How To Develop Leadership Skills In Your Kids

One day a parent asked me the following question: “What is the most important thing I can do to make sure my kids stay in church when they become an adult?” I did not hesitate. “Teach them to be a leader.” Of course, I can’t guarantee that your child will stay in church when they become an adult, but I can […]

Tap Into The Leadership Gifts of Your Kids

It’s easy for a parent or a teacher to recognize leadership gifts in their children. If I can spend several hours teaching and observing a group of children, I can pick out who the leaders are. One thing about people who have leadership gifts is that they will find a way to use their gifts. […]

Helping Kids Get BIG Spiritual Muscles

Helping Kids Get Big Spiritual Muscles “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Jesus wants us to “make disciples” of the kids we teach. This begs the following questions: • How do I actually make a disciple? • What does a disciple look like? • What does a disciple do? The word disciple means […]

What Matters Most?

Recently, I was consulting at a local church.   I was interviewing some of the key volunteer leaders and one of them asked me a question, “What matters most?”   I didn’t hesitate, “Begin with the end in mind.”   Then I asked this question, “What does a spiritually strong 5th grader look like?’  They began to say things like, “They are unselfish, kind, […]

Can a 5-year old receive Christ?

Ninety percent (90%) of a child’s personality is formed before the age of 5 years old. When ministering to preschool children you are establishing their foundation, in which their spiritual life will stand and be supported. You have an incredible opportunity to influence the character and development of the kids you are teaching. Don’t lose a minute. […]