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.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Deeper In for Children - Get Both Preschool & Elementary Curriculum for Only $50.00 each Quarter!

I'm going to push back the date when you will be able to get Deeper In for Children because I've decided to include the Preschool AND the Elementary curriculum in one package - you will get everything you need for a full quarter of digital curriculum for both age levels priced at only $50.00! And, if you decide to order a full year of Deeper In for Children you will be able to get both age levels included at a special price of $150.00.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Escape: The Traps of Christianity - Excellent Book - I Highly Recommend It

Today I am very happy to share with you about another book from Michael Chanley -  Escape: The Traps of Christianity

How Do You Know if You are Actually Truly Effective?

How do you know if your ministry is being truly effective? How do you know if you are actually accomplishing what you set out to do - create a place where children are able to genuinely learn how to know God, walk with Him, and a place where they really want to spend their time?

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Chasing WHALES by Michael Chanley - Put at the top of your "must read" list.

Are you looking for a book to read which will encourage and challenge you? If so, Chasing WHALES by Michael Chanley is one to put at the top of your "must read" list.

Some of you who have been serving in Children's Ministry for awhile may recognize Michael Chanley and the ministry CM Connect. If so you know Michael is someone who has an absolute heart for Children's Ministry. He is the founder of CM Connect and has traveled around the world to help people serve the children and families in their ministries as effectively as possible. I have had the honor of meeting Michael in person and he is someone with a true servant's heart who clearly loves God with his all. (I spoke at one of his Children's Ministry conferences a few years ago. When I arrived it was pouring rain - by the bucketful's. Michael met me at our car with an umbrella so I would not be soaked - he got soaked by the rain instead. He did not have to do this. Just one example of many of how this author lives what he writes.)

Happily, whether you are familiar with Michael and his ministry or not, you are able to read his new book - Chasing WHALES: a spiritual dive with Jonah -

VBS 2023 - Pets Unleashed from Group Publishing

I'm delighted for the opportunity to once again share Group's weekend VBS with you . . . Pets Unleashed. The idea with this resource is to provide two  affordable two and a half hour sessions, plus a one hour celebration which churches could use over one weekend . . . or over three weekends . . . or they might be able to spread it out for one Saturday a month for a Summer of fun! And, if you do not mind repeating games and focusing more on the same Bible Adventure, you could stretch it for a week of VBS.