Should your church hold a fall church outreach event? There are good and bad reasons to hold this kind of event. Here’s a great article on thinking through why a Fall Festival might be counter-productive. If you are wondering if your church should hold a Fall Outreach Event, then consider these four reasons why it might be beneficial:
1. Safety: Your church may be one of the only safe places in your city. If you have families that don’t go out on Halloween because their neighborhoods aren’t safe, then hosting an event is a no-brainer for most churches.
2. Community Potential: If your community, well, doesn’t act like a community, then hosting an event may be one of the best ways to bring them together. Having your church members give out personal invites may encourage more people to attend (and it would be a great way to build relationships outside the church).
Looking for a funny video to show your nursery workers during a volunteer meeting? Show them this video to see just how dangerous those young ones can be!
I’ve written about What’s in the Bible curriculum? before, so you know about my reviews regarding their curriculum. I think that What’s in the Bible? is one of the best Christian video resources for teaching the Bible to children, and I am excited to see them complete the whole curriculum and DVD set that covers the entire Bible.
Instead of reviewing the curriculum myself, I’m going to refer you to a couple of great reviews that a few kidmin friends posted:
Want to start some great conversations every week? Asking team building questions in meetings is a great way to get to know the ministry staff and volunteers that you work with every week. Here is a list of 22 fun team building questions (and a few spiritual ones added to encourage conversation):
I am honored to join the team of speakers for the CMWebsummit, which is the largest online children’s ministry conference. The best part? It’s free! It’s a great ministry to help equip people for ministry to children on a variety of topics.
It’s time for a mid-week laugh. Today, we hear from our friend Tim Hawkins, who shares the honest truth about the odd humor found in a Christmas song. If you haven’t heard him speak before, I’m sure you will love this!
Are you looking for ways to improve your meetings? If you are leading staff meetings, here are 8 simple ways to make your meetings short, intentional, and impactful!
It can be very difficult to create engaging activities for some Old Testament Bible lessons. There were so many bad kings! Here is an engaging game to help your kids learn how to distinguish what it meant for a king to be either good or bad!
The Good King or Bad King Game Show
Ages: K-5th Grade
Purpose: To show that good kings in the Old Testament were leaders who followed God, while bad kings were leaders who didn’t follow God.
Do you want to make Christmas more meaningful this year for your family? If you haven’t used an Advent resource before, I recommend taking a look at this excellent Advent book. I was blessed to work with the team that created it, and it has really turned into a creative and engaging resource for families.
Right now, this Advent book is complete, but is preparing to go to print. Matt Guevara (Executive Director of INCM) has started a Kickstarter project in order to fund the project and allow others to order a copy or two of the books.
I am excited to announce the release of Bright Ideas for Children’s Ministry: Volume 1! This book is packed full of creative ideas, with over 20 different Kidmin Experts sharing their best ideas for object lessons, crafts, games, worship, missions, teaching, technology, leadership, and more!
Bright Ideas is a great resource from Kidology.org. This was a great project to help put together, and I loved being a contributing author and editor for it. It is not a book of theory or blog posts – each chapter is something amazing and practical you can do next Sunday at church.