Sunday, July 21, 2019
A first Bible ceremony is a great way to help you connect with the families of the children in your kidmin. Normally, a first Bible means a translation such as NIV or ESV or NLT, but I like to take it further. In our church, we give a first Bible storybook to our families. Group used to make a kit for a First Bible Ceremony as part of their milestone markers series.
I borrowed some ideas from the Group kit I purchased, and then made up my own. I like doing a storybook Bible because you can reach the really young children then. Parents are so much more open when their children are young. They don't have as many secular distractions. In addition, I think it is great to catch everyone as young as you can and begin making that parent/church connection. This is one way the church can come along side parents and support them.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Kid's Mission's Breakfast from Joan Eppehimer on Vimeo.
They say that kids learn best when they are having fun. The first half of this event included "catching" your breakfast. Our cook flipped the pancakes and the kids caught them on their plates. The kids had a blast, but they also learned about the importance of Bible translation and smuggling and heard from a missionary. Parents were invited too, creating a family event at the same time.
Instructions for the Pin the Bible on the World game can be found in this post from November.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
I read a banned book almost every day. In fact it is the most banned book in the world. Any guesses what it is?
If you guessed the Bible you are right.
We played a fun game in Sunday School to help our kids learn about the importance of the Bible translation and access to the Bible for Christians. It was called Pin the Bible.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Teaching Children to Overcome Temptation from Joan Eppehimer on Vimeo.
Even though I have taught this lesson on Jesus being tested by Satan before, I found it very difficult to present. I like to think of this as the game Battleship. When you make a hit on the enemy's ship in this game, they yell, "Hit!" When I am doing something for God and I encounter a lot of obstacles, it is the equivalent of that cry, "Hit!" In other words, I am making inroads into the enemy's territory, I have made a "hit." And that's a good thing.
This was an eggtremely time consuming project to do, but it was also very rewarding, and even fun. I want to warn you though, don't pa...
This pup tent someone gave me years ago has really come in handy. It has served as the giant fish that swallowed Jonah, the base c...
This is a science experiment object lesson that could be used for Easter, or at any time to teach that Jesus takes away our sin. I fo...