You’ve finished game time, praise and worship, teaching the memory verse, and doing skits. You’ve even had a few object lessons to go along with it. It is now time to deliver the final sermon to tie things together in children’s church. Here are three steps to doing that.
1. Decide what method you’ll uses to deliver your sermon. There are a variety of ways to preach a creative sermon to keep the attention of your students. Here are some of them.
Bible Story: Tell the Bible story in an engaging way while introducing the life application involved in the story.
Scripture Passage: If the lesson revolves around a scripture, explain the Scripture thoroughly and show the children how to apply it to their lives.
Object Lesson: Sometimes an object lesson is the best way to deliver a sermon. Christ used this method often like when He talked about the man with the beam in his eye getting a splinter out of his brother’s eye.
Life Application: Point out the different elements you’ve brought out throughout children’s church and show children how to apply these to their lives.
3 Point Sermon: This works best if you’ve discussed the three points throughout children’s church. Then your three point sermon will be a summary to conclude the service.
2. Keep it short (between 5 and 10 minutes): The best sermons for children are ones that are short and to the point. If you take too long, their attention spans will wane. Most children have attention spans that match their age. For instance, a seven year old will have a seven minute attention span. So match the length of your sermon to the attention span of the youngest child.
3. Deliver an anointed Word from the Lord: If your message is just something you put together instead of a message you’ve prayed about and that God is using you to deliver, don’t bother preaching it because it won’t be effective. We need messages from God that we have spent time preparing in prayer and in study if we want to effect our student’s lives.