The “Good King or Bad King” Game Show

The Good King or Bad King Game Show

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.

The Advent Book for Families

The Advent Book for Families

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.

Bright Ideas for Children’s Ministry: Volume 1

Bright Ideas for Children's MInistry: Volume 1!

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.

Win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

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Want to win a $25 Starbucks gift card? Simply fill out the following short survey for your chance to win! One survey participant will be randomly selected to win a $25 Starbucks gift card. Contest runs from Sept 14-30.

To enter, just fill out all 10 questions in the survey below and leave a comment in the contact box with your email address (so the winner can be contacted). Thank you for your willingness to help the ministry of KidminTools, and enjoy the coffee!

Tales of Truth: Share Stories of Christian Missionaries and the Gospel Message

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I love telling kids about Christian Missionaries. Their lives can be a significant encouragement to children as they learn how to devote their lives to God. That said, I wasn’t aware of any resources that can help you teach about the lives of missionaries, until I found Tales of Truth. Tales of Truth has created captivating Powerpoint slides and helpful scripts so that you can tell these Christian missionary stories easily.

Take a look at the description for these resources:

How Ministry Leaders Can Use Text Messaging for Parent Communication

How Ministry Leaders Can Use Text Messaging for Parent Communication

Have you ever wanted to communicate with all of the parents of the kids in your ministry through text messaging? It is totally possible! There are multiple ways to do this, but the following way is the easiest way that I have found to be successful.

The best part is that you can use an easy social media tool to text your parents. That tool is Twitter! All you need to do is follow four easy steps to get started.

21 Ways to Save Money in Bible College

21 Ways to Save Money in Bible College

Are you interested in earning a Bible degree? A college education can be very expensive in today’s world. But, if God is calling you to a specific ministry, you would be well served to earn a Bible education that will prepare yourself for that ministry. I have learned a few different ways to cut down on spending and make college more affordable, which enabled me to earn a Bachelor’s and work on my Master’s now. If you are paying for all (or a good chunk) of your college education, then these money-saving tips are exactly what you need to thrive in college (financially, at least).

Here are 21 ways that you can save money in Bible college, so that you can make it through with little or no debt:

Want Your Own Awana Church Website?

Want Your Own Awana Church Website?

Do you need an Awana website? Most churches don’t actively update their Facebook Awana pages, and keeping up a church webpage for Awana can be difficult if you don’t have a dedicated IT staff member at your church.

The solution? Selected Ventures Inc. has come up with Quick Club Sites, which is a user-friendly way for churches to create and maintain their own Awana website! Here is a short description of the Quick Club Sites:

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Are Funding Abortions

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Are Funding Abortions

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an extremely popular fundraiser that is sweeping the nation. The problem is that many donations made to the ALS Association are going straight to the funding of abortions.

One of the major ways that ALS Association researchers test their proposed medications for ALS is to test them through embryonic stem cell research. Essentially, these scientists are killing unborn babies in order to research ways to extend the lives of other humans.

I am in full support of helping those with ALS and bringing more attention to this condition that plagues many people. But, many donations being made to the ALS research groups will support the continuation of abortions for medical research. If you want to support those with ALS, donate directly to their families or choose an organization that you know you can trust.