Wordless Bracelet Kit Review

Wordless Book BraceletAre you looking for an easy, visual way to share the gospel? Our friends from Let the Little Children Come created these wordless bracelets in order to help children share the gospel with their friends. Here’s a description of this useful salvation bracelet:

“Based on the same colors as the popular Wordless Book, this Wordless Bracelet craft gives you the perfect opportunity to share the gospel of salvation with children.

When Jesus taught his first disciples, he used things they were familiar with, like sheep, fish and bread. We can follow in Jesus’ footsteps by using this Wordless Bracelet Kit to share the gospel message while assembling the bracelets together with the children.

These Salvation Bracelets puts the gospel message in the hands of children and equips them to share the message of salvation with their friends.”

Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box Tracts Review

Halloween Tract 1Most people give out free candy either on Halloween or at their church’s Fall Festival. If you’re looking to give away something with a little more purpose this year, then you may want to check out these special halloween tracts from Let the Little Children Come. Check out the description of these fun evangelism tracts for kids:

“Give out more than just candy this Halloween! This attractive pumpkin shaped Box-Tract is designed to contain children’s favorite candies. More importantly, the pumpkin opens up to answer the question, “Is There Anything Better Than Candy?” Yes, there is something much, much better than candy. It’s being God’s friend!”

Curious what other people think? Here are a few Halloween Tract reviews from the store website:

How To Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics

Book Review: Talk Now and Later by Brian Dollar

How to Lead Kids Through Life's Toughest Topics

Are you ready to talk to your kids about life’s toughest topics? In Brian Dollar’s latest book, Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics, Brian shares great principles and stories that will help you initiate and navigate important conversations with your kids.

Just look at these topics from the table of contents:

  • God
  • Death and Tragedy
  • Sex
  • Self-Image
  • Making Wise Choices
  • Divorce
  • Friendships
  • Money
  • Bullying
  • Restoring Broken Relationships

Looks pretty interesting, huh? I have personally read through this book, and it is a great read! Here’s some more information about it:

The Latest Research Findings on Children’s Ministry

Book Review: The Gospel Truth about Children's Ministry

The Latest Research Findings on Children's Ministry

Have you heard the latest findings on children’s ministry? My friends and colleagues at Awana decided to ask hundreds of children’s ministry leaders three important questions.

What these children’s ministry leaders said may change everything.

Friendly Gluten-Free Options for Children’s Ministry

Friendly Gluten-Free Options for Children's Ministry

A big thanks to Katie Knight for today’s guest post on friendly gluten-free options for children’s ministry.

Food allergies. They make us all a little nervous. Just when we thought we had the peanut allergies down, then came another big one – gluten!

What is gluten? Gluten is the protein found is certain kinds of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. Any traditional wheat products (bread, pasta, crackers, etc.) contain gluten, in addition to other products that may contain traces of gluten.

Coming from a person who was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease four years ago, I can testify that it can be tough to find gluten-free, affordable, and tasty food. If you’re really uncomfortable dealing with this topic, then one of the best ways to handle this in a children’s ministry is to ask one of the mom’s of a child in your ministry. These moms are usually happy to help.

However, with a little research, you can handle providing gluten-free options very easily on your own!

5 Books on Christian Parenting

5 Books on Christian Parenting

Parenting is hard enough already, without all those people telling you that you are doing it wrong!

What do you do though, if you need some parenting help? Which voices are actually speaking truth about how to parent in a God-honoring way?

If you’re frustrated by the numerous voices all telling you different ways that you should parent, and you just want a few good resources for parenting, then take a look at this list of 5 books on Christian parenting:

The Story of King Jesus from David C. Cook

The Story of King Jesus from David C. Cook

I love children’s picture books when they are well-designed, visually engaging, and tell a fantastic story. I’ve seen some great picture books from David C. Cook, but when they sent me this one, I had a feeling that it would be good. A book about The Story of King Jesus has to be good, right?

This book is pretty sweet. Take a look at the book description:

Awana Gets Digital with Mozo

Awana Gets Digital with Mozo

Awana has just entered the 21st century. Is your Awana club ready?

Awana is about to launch a new web-based software/app called Mozo. The purpose of Mozo is to make being an Awana leader a whole lot easier!

Awana Gets Digital with Mozo

Mozo will contain leadership development tools for Awana leaders around the world that can be accessed by computer, tablet, and phone. Here are a few key Mozo features:

Insurgent Movie Review for Kids

Insurgent Movie Review for Kids

Is the second installment of the Divergent series, Insurgent, an appropriate movie for kids?

Insurgent is the continued story of Tris, Four, and the entire city of a futuristic Chicago that has been divided into five factions according to the personalities of the people.

In the first movie of the series, we see a violent power struggle take place for rulership of the factions. Because Tris is a Divergent (one of the people who don’t fit into just one faction) the Erudite rulers try to kill her and others like her. Long story short, she saves many people from killing others while having their minds controlled, then she leaves the city with several loved ones.

In this second installment of the Divergent series, Tris and company are figuring out how to fight against Jeanine (the president) and the Erudite rulers in order to stop the continued tyranny and murder being committed. Jeanine has found a Box that she needs open with a message from the Founders, which can only be opened by a Divergent. She believes this will restore order and publicly justify the need to eliminate all Divergents.

Sounds like a fight scene or two might be in order, right?

How to Explain Communion to Children

How to Explain Communion to Children

Have you ever wondered how to explain communion to your children? The fact that a big plate passes in front of them with small amounts of food that they aren’t allowed to eat can be very confusing.

While we can all recognize that 1) there are minor variances in beliefs about communion among similar denominations, and 2) no one truly comprehends the full meaning of communion, explaining the basic reasons why Christians take communion to children can be very simple.

Here are 5 things you need to know about how to explain communion to children: