Category Archives: KidMin

The Emotions Of Christmas

Christmas is a high-risk holiday. Many times I have had my expectations really high only to be disappointed by others. There have been more than a few Decembers I have drove hundreds of miles through inclement weather asking myself questions like, “Why am I doing this?” Let me explain. I could have a really fun […]

Seven Tips For Teaching Kids To Be Thankful

Do you ever feel like you pour your life into to your kids but they don’t seem to appreciate what you do? If you get the sense that your kids are not thankful for what you give them, you may be giving too much. Worse yet, you could be giving them a sense of entitlement. The bottom […]

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

Imagine for a minute that it is your birthday and your best friend has planned a birthday party for you. You are super excited as you arrive at your party. Everybody is having a great time, but for some reason no one talks to you. When it’s time for gifts, your friends give gifts to […]

How to Get Kids to Read the Bible

Take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions: • What can I do during the grade school years to prepare kids for the teen years? • What does a spiritually strong 10-year old look like? • What type of skills does he or she have? This is at the top of my list: When […]

Jesus vs. The Bunny

Webster defines culture as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. Culture is a social system created by man. Culture can be good, bad or indifferent. Case in point is the culture we have created around Easter, which includes bunnies, bonnets and egg hunting. Many churches embrace the Egg Hunts and the […]

Can kids help you grow your church?

Can kids help your church grow

Absolutely! 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 […]

Trash Can Basketball – Interactive Object Lesson

What You’ll Learn: If you want to be a leader, you must know where you are going. What You Need: Ten pieces of paper the same size Trash can Table Masking tape 4 Contestants 1 prize for winner Preparation: Wad up 10 pieces of paper into “paper balls.” Place the trash can on the table in the […]

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 […]