Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Make a Difference this Summer in Your Church & Community with Bible Maze Journey Events!

I've been writing about doing something during the summer in your Children's Ministry. If you are looking for a way to do something, consider getting a Bible Maze Journey book.

For the reasons I've already mentioned, and because we are losing our families - check an article in Christianity Today  which said; "Before COVID-19 shut things down in March 2020, the independent evangelical church averaged about 220 people a week. Almost two years after the church briefly suspended in-person services because of COVID-19, he says they are averaging about 150 people a week." We need to make our churches the center of community life and engagement once again. These books will help.

Monday, May 29, 2023

"No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries" - Get Your Copy On Sale for Just $6.99

In a day where the church is losing the next generation at double the rate of any previous generation, we must take a clear look at what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we are able to make necessary changes to ensure our church's Children's Ministries are as effective as possible. In "No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries" Lynda Freeman, who has fifty years of experience in Children's Ministry, shares how while one Children's Ministry is not able to be exactly like another, we are all able to be sure we have the right "ingredients" so our own, unique Children's Ministry knows its purpose and vision, is a safe place for children, is able to find volunteers and train them, "teach the whys", as well as how to team up with the parents and grandparents.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children - A Great Children's Day Gift & it is on Sale!

One way you are able to support families is by recommending resources they are able to use at home to hand down confident faith. Today, and for the next several days, I am happy to share with you resources which do exactly this - please share them with the families in your church.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Deeper In for Children Scope & Sequence for the First Year - Grace! - Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023


I've been writing about   Deeper In for Children  for a few days, so today I am going to share the scope and sequence for the first year - Grace - to help you see what it is all about. With  Deeper In for Children your church will spend a year focusing on the very important truths of what God's Word - from cover to cover - has to say about Grace. Each quarter has an intentional focus - the first quarter the focus is on our need for Grace. Second Quarter we learn about our challenge to choose Grace. Third quarter we look at how Grace changes us. The fourth quarter we focus on what Jesus wants us to know about Grace by first of all reviewing what we learned about Grace the first month (parents/grandparents are invited to join their children) and then how Jesus shows HIs great love and Grace!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

What does Deeper In for Children Cost? - Use it in Your Ministry for Fall 2023

Tomorrow I am writing about the scope and sequence for Deeper In for Children - today I want to write about what one year of this curriculum costs.

One quarter of Deeper In for Children will cost your church $50 for the digital curriculum. I want it to be priced affordably for any size church. If you choose to order a full year, four quarters, of Deeper In for Children, you will receive one quarter for free! Rather than pay $200.00 for a full year, it will only cost $150.00.

Connect the Generations & God's Word - No Matter The Ages and Distance!

Please share this post with the families in your ministry -  Generations Quest is a tool which will allow you, and the generations which follow you, to connect throughout a month over what matters . . . understanding and living God's Word! With  Generations Quest  grandparents, parents and children of all ages - preschool through college age - will all read (or have read to them) one to five verses a day with a simple question to help them think about the verses they read. Families will be able to talk about what they all are reading and learning  together

The Bible Memory Project - I Highly and Enthusiastically Recommend Them

"The same thing is true of the words I speak.  They will not return to me empty. They make the things happen that I want to happen, and they succeed in doing what I send them to do." - Isaiah 55:11 (NCV)

Don't you just love Isaiah 55:11! If you and the ones you love are walking with God, this verse is an incredible promise to encourage you each and every day. If the ones you love are not walking with God, and even if they have actually turned away from the faith they once had, this verse is an incredible promise to encourage you each and every day. God has promised His Word will  - "make the things happen (He) wants to happen, and they succeed in doing what I send them to do."

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Engage Children with Deeper In for Children - Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023

There are several essential things we must do when it comes to Children's Ministry - but one definitely involves creating as engaging a ministry as possible. If our ministry is not engaging, any child who does not have to be there, will not continue to come. These children typically are neighborhood children and those who come with grandparents, other family member, or a friend. These children who only come IF they want to come do matter. They are important. Jesus absolutely cares about them, so it is vital for us to be certain our Children's Ministry is as engaging as possible. Of course it also matters for those children who come with their parents. The day will come when they get to decide if they continue to go to church and if the Children's Ministry was engaging it is more likely they were able to understand what it means to believe in and walk with Jesus. For all the children in your ministry it matters if our ministry is engaging.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Deeper In for Children and the Purpose of Sunday School - Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023

What is the purpose of Sunday School? Clearly it is about far more than providing "child care". While it is about introducing children to the people in the Bible, it is about more than this as we want the children in our ministries to gain more than "head knowledge" from their time in our care. Sunday School is an opportunity for us to help children learn what the Bible says AND understand how knowing these things makes a real difference in their lives. This is why Deeper In for Children is focused upon helping children think through and answer the question, "How does knowing this make a difference in your life?"

Friday, May 19, 2023

Help Children go Deeper Into God's Word with Deeper In for Children - Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023


Deeper In for Children is written to engage children in the learning process from start to finish by getting children to open Bibles, research the Bible event for the day, and prepare props which they use during the Large Group time. We do these things so the children go deeper into God's Word and will remember what they did in class and will be able to understand and live God’s Word in their everyday lives! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Deeper In for Children is a Great Fit for Your Church Because . . .


Why is Deeper In for Children an excellent choice for your Children's Ministry? There are several reasons why, but one is certainly because of its focus on helping children truly understand the message of God's Word. Most curriculum resources tend to take children on a survey through the Bible with a focus upon Bible people, what they said, and what they did. Deeper In for Children takes a different approach. While children will have the opportunity to "meet" Bible people, the focus is on a topic for an entire year and guides children in learning what the entire Bible has to say about the topic for the year.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

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I will be announcing some new resources for the families in your ministry - please follow me on Instagram - - to stay informed on these resources and more! Thank you!

Friday, May 12, 2023

Why is Deeper In for Children a Great Fit for Your Children's Ministry? Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023


There is no shortage of curriculum resources available for churches to choose from for their Children's Ministries - many of which are well written, so what makes Deeper In for Children the curriculum for your church? It is designed to do some unique things . . .

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Go Deeper in Your Children's Ministry with Deeper In for Children Curriculum - Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023


Teaching children about the Bible so they know who God is and how they are able to know Him is one of the most important things we will ever do, and is why most churches invest in Sunday School curriculum. While there are many excellent curriculum resources on the market, we are watching as more and more children turn away from their faith and even to atheism as they grow older. It does not have to be this way.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

How does Using Deeper In for Children Make a Difference? Make it Your Choice for Fall 2023!


It is the time of year to decide which curriculum you will use in the Fall of 2023 in your Children's Ministry. How will using  Deeper In for Children  curriculum help the children in your ministry learn, remember, understand, and live God's Word? It does this in four specific ways . . . 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

No Cookie-Cutter Children's Ministries will Help Your Church's Children's Ministry Be as Effective as Possible for Only $4.92!

There are many things we need to do if we lead or serve in our church's Children's Ministry. In a day where the church is losing the next generation at double the rate of any previous generation, we must take a clear look at what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we are able to make necessary changes to ensure our church's Children's Ministries are as effective as possible. But, how do we know we are doing all we need to do?

Don't Miss the Mark!

I love Children's Ministry; I served happily in it for 44 years! I believe  Children's Ministry is important and it matters; every church should be focused on what they want to accomplish in and with their Children's Ministry and have a real plan to do so.