Bulletin Cover – The 12 Apostles
The sermon this week was on Mark 3:13-19 on Jesus choosing the 12 apostles. Our Pastor gave a great sermon (as usual!!) He discussed the choosing of the apostles, and then he asked if we would be followers of Jesus if we had lived back in Jesus’ time. I really struggled with this cover, trying…
The "Jesus Storybook Bible" Hands-On Activities and Crafts
Inside you’ll find: Over 40 crafts, activities and object lessons that go with each of the chapters of the popular Jesus Storybook Bible. Reading the same book over and over is a common practice for young children. Sometimes those books make parents want to pull their hair out, but other stories grip the hearts of [...]
Party Games for Kids: Mystery Sensory Balloons
This easy DIY game is great for preschoolers, elementary kids & teenagers -- perfect for birthday parties, backyard or carnival games & can be used in your classroom science area.
Family Advent "To Go" Boxes
The 2018 Boxes are now available. If you're looking for a great resource this Christmas to help families grow in their faith together, this has been a fun and easy way to do that. One of my goals...
What Parents Really Value in Children's Ministry (free infograph)
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Easy DIY Slime
School’s almost out, and keeping the kids busy all summer can be a trick. Enter: Jell-O Slime. The perfect summer activity for you and your littles. It’s si
Find the Fours July 4th Freebie Puzzle to Celebrate Independence Day - Growing Play
Find the Fours July 4th freebie puzzle to help celebrate Independence Day. Can you find 4 musical notes, stars, baseballs and firecrackers?
Friday Flashback: May 2015 Edition - Faulkner's Fast Five
It’s finally the end of May. Now I can head into one long weekend – summer that is! My May was super busy, so here are just a few highlights. 1) Yearbook Distribution Day – Each year after state testing, we have a party in the afternoon for the whole school to sign books, dance, …
3 Fun Promotion Sunday Ideas
When I was on church staff, I loved promotion Sunday. Like kids who wake up excited for the first day of the new school year, I was always excited about the new church year. I loved watching kids e…
Church Tour - Woodstock City Church - Preschool Area - Kids Ministry Leadership
Recently I went to the Drive Conference at Northpoint Church in Atlanta, GA. It was like drinking from a firehose. I learned so much and took so many pitures. I...
Children's Ministry Security: 10 Questions You Must Answer
An effective safety and security plan doesn't happen by accident. It is created by a team of people who are diligent to protect children and families at their church. Find out more about children's ministry security.
Take Out Church
We have been thinking of new ways to engage families in spiritual formation during the summer time. So many families travel on weekends during the summer and that means missing worship and all the formation that happens at church on a Sunday morning. How can we empower families to learn to worship together and to…