One of my fondest memories of growing up was hearing my mom singing worship throughout the house. She had been a worship leader since she was a teenager, so worship permeated every area of her life and it naturally crossed over into our home.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Let’s be honest. VBS can be one of the most stressful weeks of the year for KidMin People. You get watch everybody’s kids for the whole week instead of just Sunday. Not only are you putting in an extra 50 hours, but you still have to cover the weekend services. It’s easy to start thinking […]
The answer is a resounding yes. The story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel chapter 17 is a great example of leadership. David was just a teenager and he managed to have influence over the king and change the direction of a nation. Here are ten leadership principals that we can learn from David. […]
Here is a list of my favorite illustrated sermons for kids. Sword of the Spirit – Hebrews 4:12 Purchase a real machete and some apples. Use the apples to represent temptation. Throw the apples in the air and slice them with the machete. Be careful to slice the apples away from the kids. Control Your […]
One of the greatest things you can do for families is to teach kids to honor their parents. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to do this. Whenever I am a guest speaker at a church I pray, “Lord, show me how to increase the love between this Pastor and his congregation.” I’m not there […]