Thursday, March 23, 2023

illustrate my own - Important Things Jesus Wants Me to Know - Martha & Mary and the Good Samaritan

If you are looking for a fun idea for an activity you could work on with the children you love during Spring Break, check out my new illustrate my own - Important Things Jesus Wants Me to Know books! In these books you all will have the opportunity to learn something very important! God had John, one of Jesus’ disciples; write the book of John and in John 21:25 he said, “Jesus also did many other things. What if every one of them were written down? I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” Think about that! Jesus said many things, and helped many people we don’t know about, so why did God include the account of the time when Jesus went to Martha's and Mary's home and why did Jesus tell about the Good Samaritan? Because He had something important He wanted us to know!

His Only Son - Coming to Theaters March 30, 2023 & a $10 Amazon Card Giveaway!

You may be asked by parents and/or grandparents about the new movie, His Only Son. I was invited to preview and review the new movie - His Only Son, so today I'm doing exactly this - and letting you know about an Amazon $10 card giveaway.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Are You Certain Your Children's Ministry Communicates the Message You Think It Does?

When you are a children's ministry director or pastor, you practically "live and breathe" children's ministry. It is your focus, your passion. It is what you think about. While you may have designed a children's ministry which is very effective, because you are so "close" to your ministry, there could be things you "miss", or just do not "see". Consider the following ideas for how you could be certain your children's ministry communicates the message you think it does -

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Deeper In For Children - Almost Ready for Your Church!

We are only a few days from being able to release Deeper In for Children! When your church decides to use Deeper In for Children as your curriculum you will find you have the tools to truly engage children in each Bible event so they remember, understand, and are able to live God's Word and develop a confident faith!

Friday, March 17, 2023

Take the Blinders Off!

Okay - today I'm writing about something I care so very much about . . . Children's Ministry. Some of you who read this need to know, what I'm writing doesn't really apply to your Children's Ministry . . . but before you read a bit further and decide your ministry isn't the ministry I'm talking about, read the whole post and ask God to remove your "blinders" and help you honestly evaluate to see if there might be at least some of what I say which applies to your ministry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

New Sample Lessons for Deeper In for Children!

I have been working on getting Deeper In for Children ready for you to use in your church - just some tweaking and finishing to go! So today I am very happy to share with you a new sample lesson for both Elementary and Preschool children! Both age levels engage and involve children actively in each Bible event so the children will remember what they did, and what it all means as there is a strong focus on helping children understand what difference it makes in their lives for them to know the Bible events. You will find the sample Elementary lesson at this link and the Preschool sample lesson at this link.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Learn, Be Prepared, Hand Down Confident Faith with the little answer book


Please share with the parents and grandparents in your ministry - 

There are people I know and love who have turned from the faith they once had, so I researched to find answers to the question - why should I believe? I discovered there are solid answers and compiled them into a simple book - the little answer book.

Why might you want this book? consider the following . . . 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Why Another Curriculum? Why Deeper In for Children?

Yes, I agree there are a number of excellent curriculum resources currently available for churches to use in their Children's Ministries, so why am I releasing Deeper In for Children? There are several reasons, but the biggest one is because Deeper In for Children does several unique things -

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Notice the Children Who Are Only There IF They Want to Be There

I recently wrote about how to know if you are actually really effective in your ministry to children - by keeping track of the children who are part of your ministry - only IF they choose to be there. (You will find my post at this link.) Today I want to share why it matters so much for us to have a ministry which pays attention to the children who are only part of your ministry IF they choose to be there.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Update on Deeper In for Children

Deeper In for Children is coming along and I'm still making "tweaks" to make the curriculum better, more effective, and more affordable. So, today I'm writing just to let you know I will have new sample lessons for both the elementary and preschool levels by the end of the week - if you checked out the first samples, you will notice some of the differences in the new samples.