Category Archives: Teaching

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 […]

Is It Possible To Lead When You Are Not The Top Dog?

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. […]

My Top Seven KidMin Sermons

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 Tongue – James […]