Genesis 27: 1-40 27 One day when Isaac was old and turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said, “My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows,… Read More Despicable Jacob, Despicable Me, Despicable You
Way back in January of 2003, I began my job as the “Minister to Children.” I had never heard of such a thing before and didn’t know anyone who was doing that job to give me some tips, (I looked, believe me, but it was not as easy in the pre-social media days). Looking back,… Read More Five Things I wish I’d Known as a Rookie Children’s Minister
This four week kids’ Bible Study Series starts at the beginning–the very beginning. Each lesson stands by itself, as well, if you don’t have room in your schedule for all four weeks. The younger lessons are written with early elementary in mind 1-3 grades and the older kids’ lessons are written for kids in 4-6,… Read More Four Kids’ Bible Study Lessons from Genesis
The Very High Calling of Children’s Ministry Huh? You may be wondering if you read that right? Yup, you did. How can week after week of service to people who come up no higher than your shoulder (unless you’re short, like me, then they get taller than you at some point) be a high calling?… Read More The Very High Calling of Children’s Ministry
If your kids are like ours, they have probably heard the account of Noah and the Flood many times over. It is a challenge, sometimes, to try and keep the familiar from getting “old.” This lesson was our solution for that. It is mostly one big game the kids play and learn things about Noah,… Read More The Flood Kids’ Bible Study Lesson
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 A few weeks ago, my computer stopped working. It was in the “shop” for a total of 10 days. In the grand scheme of things, I realize… Read More Where does our Worth come from?
Kids’ Game: Don’t explode! Here is an attention getting game to teach kids about controlling their anger. We originally used this in a lesson on Cain and Abel, which you can find here. But, you can use it any time you are teaching about anger. Materials: vinegar and baking soda, a dropper, a small cup… Read More Kids’ Game: Don’t explode!
Cain and Abel, the first murder. The first “dysfunctional” family. These lessons teach kids about it in a way that is appropriate for their age level. In the older kids’ lesson, kids are encouraged to dive into the account themselves and study it, with their teacher’s guidance. The younger kids’ lesson focuses on Cain letting… Read More Cain and Abel Kids’ Bible Study Lesson