From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks

Clearly the times are changing in Children’s Ministry. The kids we have in our ministries are Digital Natives; having grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s for their entire life. Rather than steering clear of technology, we need to use it to our advantage. Children are much more … Continue reading From Flannel Graphs to MacBooks

Repost: Wanted A Few Good Men

I hate to say it, but many children’s ministries are best described by the first line in one of Bonnie Tyler’s songs, “where have all the good men gone”? Volunteering and working with kids has long been a female dominated ministry. A shortage of men working with kids has been a cultural trend that dates … Continue reading Repost: Wanted A Few Good Men

Elementary Small Groups in 3D

When I consult with churches about their children’s ministry I’m often asked, "How do you organize your elementary small groups?" I recommend transitioning between large group & small groups at various times during your service to examine the Bible Story and maintain interaction within the groups. As you plan and develop your small group curriculum, … Continue reading Elementary Small Groups in 3D

2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God

Of all the character traits and truths we can teach children about God, I believe there are two vital truths that every child needs to understand. If they can grasp them, the rest of their faith journey can be built on these fundamental truths. So here they are… God Is Our Creator. Knowing that God … Continue reading 2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God

Technology’s a Must in Reaching the Next Generation

Technology is a way of life for the next generation. They are not impressed with the latest iPhone app or piece of technology...they expect it. Technology is influencing how younger generations learn and retain information. According to the infograph from http://www.learnstuff.com, 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but … Continue reading Technology’s a Must in Reaching the Next Generation