Friday, January 17, 2020

VBS 2020 - Mystery Island from Answers in Genesis

Mystery Island is the VBS from Answers in Genesis this year, so today we will take a close look at to see if it is a good "fit" for your ministry.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

VBS 2020 - Big Fish Bay from Regular Baptist Press

Today, as we continue my 2020 VBS reviews, we are looking at Big Fish Bay from Regular Baptist Press! 

RBP did a great job with the content and substance of this VBS resource - if  you are not familiar with their materials and have never taken a close look at them in the past, this year is a great year to consider if Big Fish Bay is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Help Them Make the Faith Their Own

Unless parents and grandparents hide the children they love away in some remote location where there is no internet and the only people they see, talk with and know are them, it is certain at one point or another they will meet someone who tells them things which go against what their parents and grandparents have taught them from God's Word. It is inevitable. 

We all may be careful to do all we are able to do to teach the children we love the truth of God's Word and how they are able to talk with, love, know and walk with Him, but at some point in time, someone will say or do something which will cause them to question the things we taught them. It is inevitable.

For example, think of Adam and Eve. They actually talked and walked with God in the garden every evening. Just imagine! They were surrounded by God's glory and lived in a world untouched by sin, yet even there, even then, Satan got to them and caused them to question what they knew to be true with the lies; "Does God really love me? Is He keeping something amazing from me?" Which led them to the questions we all face at some point; "Should I obey what God asked, or do what I want?"

VBS 2020 - Concrete & Cranes from LifeWay

Today I'm happy to share another of my VBS resources for 2020; this time it is, Concrete & Cranes from LifeWay. Take a look and consider if Concrete & Cranes is a good "fit" for your Children's Ministry!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

VBS 2020 - Wilderness Escape from Group Publishing

Today we are going to look at Group's Bible-times resource for this year; Wilderness Escape Where God Guides & Provides—an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites, which brings God’s Word to life for kids and adultsI love the Bible-times VBS resources Group puts out each year as they are designed as a resource you will easily be able to use with the whole family! 

Monday, January 13, 2020

VBS 2020 - Rocky Railway by Group Publishing

Today I am happy to share with you Group Publishing's 2020 VBS - Rocky Railway! I always enjoy VBS settings with a fun, unique, not-seen-before environment; Rocky Railway  looks like it is great fun which will engage the children, but most importantly, it has solid Bible teaching and  learning!

Friday, January 10, 2020

How Will You Use VBS in 2020?

Next week I will be sharing five VBS resources with you, so today I want to ask you, how do you plan to use your VBS? 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

VBS 2020

Next week I will begin posting my 2020 VBS reviews. As the kits arrive at my house, I am happy to see quality content and engaging settings - I am looking forward to taking a closer, in-depth look over the coming days.

So, stay tuned and next week I will share my reviews.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Help Families Build Strong Close Family Ties & Listen

We are certainly living in "chaotic times" and it is fairly safe to say there are many lonely people in our world - clearly these things impact the lives of the grandchildren/ children in our church. While it is always essential for us to equip parents and grandparents so they are able to provide more companionship and greater feelings of security and purpose for the children they love, as we listen to the news and hear the grandchildren/ children talk about their concerns, we in Children's Ministry need to step up and do more to encourage the parents and grandparents to build those strong, close ties of family. We are able to do this in the following ways . . .

Trust God & Equip the Parents & Grandparents in Your Church to Do the Same with the Children They Love

As things happen in our world which may leave us, the parents, grandparents and volunteers in our church along with the ones we love feeling worried and/or afraid, it is important, even essential, for us to spend time in prayer and encourage and equip the parents, grandparents and volunteers, so they are able to teach their grandchildren and children to do the same. Trying to respond to the things which are happening outside of trusting God, leaves us - and those in our church and the ones we all love - at risk of becoming angry, worried, afraid. But, as people who talk with and trust God, we are able to experience His peace.