Category Archives: Children’s Church

Revival Fire for Kids Curriculum is Here!

Revival Fire for Kids is pleased to announce the publication of The Journey, the first quarter of Building Foundations, a Spirit-Filled children’s church curriculum that preaches the foundation of God’s Word for Pentecostal children’s ministries for ages six through twelve. It is Christ-centered with the purpose of empowering children with full-Gospel doctrinal truths. Another quarter will be released within a couple of months. After that, a new quarter will be released every 6 months.

So, here’s a little more about The Journey.

THE JOURNEY: Available in Print and PDF

13 Weeks Children’s Church

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

The Journey is 13 complete children’s church lessons that teach children about their journey in the Christian life. It includes three parts.

Part 1 – THE ROAD (5 lessons on the Romans Road of salvation)

Part 2 – THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE (4 Lessons on how God’s Word should guide your life)

Part 3 – CITY ON A HILL (4 lessons based on these scripture texts from the Sermon on the Mount about building a city on a hill – the kingdom of God in your life)

Digital Files. including short video clips, digital pictures, Family Devotion Take Home handouts, and other resources for use with this curriculum, are included upon purchase and registration of this curriculum.

Revival Fire for Kids equips children’s pastors and churches to lead children into revival and a radical relationship with Jesus Christ.

If you don’t want the entire The Journey curriculum, but you are interested in one part, each part is available separately in PDF only. Digital Files for that part are also available for free upon purchase and registration.

THE ROAD: 5 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

THE ROAD is a 5 week curriculum about the Romans Road for ages 5-12. It shows children the path to salvation using Scripture from the book of Romans. The goal is to bring students into the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to teach them how to share the Gospel with their friends. THE ROAD is part one of THE JOURNEY Children’s Church Curriculum.

THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE: 4 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE is a 4 week curriculum for ages 5-12. It teaches students how to allow God’s Word to guide their lives, how God’s Word points to Jesus, the God’s Word keeps us from sin, and how we should do what God’s Word says. THE BIBLE: YOUR GPS FOR LIFE is part two of THE JOURNEY Children’s Church Curriculum.

CITY ON A HILL: 4 Weeks Children’s Church

Building Foundations Spirit-Filled Kid’s Church Curriculum

A Revival Fire for Kids Resource

CITY ON A HILL is a 4 week curriculum for ages 5-12. It isbased on these scripture texts from the Sermon on the Mount about building a city on a hill – the kingdom of God in your life. Students will learn how to let their light shine before men in a way that glorifies God.

You can purchase these products at Mt Zion Ridge Press, the publisher of Revival Fire for Kids resources, or on most online stores.

If you would like a sample of this curriculum, please email revivalfire4kids@att.net.

Saturated by the Holy Spirit Kidmin Free Object Lesson

Here is a great object lesson to illustrate why we need to be filled and saturated by the Holy Spirit.

Supplies Needed: flat sponge, bowl of water

Ephesians 5:18 Do not be drunk with wine. That will ruin you spiritually. But be filled with the Spirit.

The Bible talks a lot about being filled with the Holy Spirit. The word used in this verse for filled means being continually filled. That means being filled, and filled, and filled again. It means to keep being filled with the Holy Spirit.

(show flat sponge) Can anyone tell me what this is? (If the children don’t know, let them know it’s a sponge that has never been wet. It’s called a flat sponge. Talk about how useless this sponge is without water just as the Christian is useless unless he’s filled with the Holy Spirit.

The sponge is hard. God doesn’t want us to have a hard heart toward Him. He wants to fill our hearts with the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 36:26  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

This sponge is dry. Without the Holy Spirit filling us, our lives and passion for God can be dry. God wants to fill us with His Holy Spirit so that rivers of living water can flow out of us.

John 7:37-39 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

This sponge can’t wash or clean anything. Being filled with the Holy Spirit keeps us cleansed from sin.

John 7:38  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’

Romans 8:2 Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Object Lesson Experiment:

(Dip the sponge in the bowl of water so it is a little wet. Let the children make observations on how the sponge has changed. It is wetter, bigger, softer, more useful. Dip the sponge again until it gets saturated.)

The more this sponge gets saturated with water, the more useful it is. The more we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the more useful we are to the Kingdom of God.

If I were to leave this wet sponge on the shelf, what would happen to it? It would get dried out and hard again. That’s the way we will get if we don’t continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

6 Free Kidmin Easter Object Lessons

Here’s some links for Easter object lessons and stories to help you plan your message Resurrection Sunday.

The Curtain Was Torn

Salvation Gospel Illusion

What’s Easter All About?

The Colors of Easter

He Paid the Price

The Empty Egg

Children’s Church Lessons for the New Year

This season is the busiest time of the year. With family obligations, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with ministry obligation. In case you need some help with lessons for the next couple of weeks, here’s a few older posts with free messages that work for an emphasis on the New Year.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Living Sacrifice Children’s Sermon

Ready to Serve Complete Lesson:

Opening

Game

Memory Verse

Bible Story

Object Lesson and Sermon

Happy New Year!

Revival Fire for Kids Blog won’t post any more until 2016.

Kidmin Advent (Christmas Eve) Light of the World

Jesus, Light of the World

Light the white candle in middle of the Advent Wreath.

Advent ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. There are three advents in Scripture. The first happened 2000 years ago when Jesus came into the world as a baby to live as a man and die for us. The second can happen now. Jesus wants to come into our lives now. The third will happen in the future when Jesus comes back to the world as King and Judge, not a baby.

Activity: Talk to the children about the meaning of advent. Make this a special time by talking about the real meaning of Christmas. Sing Christmas carols and eat Christmas cookies. You might want to exchange gifts. It would also be a nice touch to have the children act out the Nativity with costumes.

Free Online Object Lessons – 5 Flashlight Object Lessons

Free Online Object Lesson – Light of the World

Bible Story:  Read Matthew 4:16, Luke 2:25-38. Simeon and Anna were two prophets who lived a very long time. The world was in darkness because of sin. But they knew that when the Messiah, Jesus, came, he would bring light into the world. With that light came hope, peace, joy, and love. When these prophets saw the baby Jesus after He was born, they knew He was the one they were waiting for. They told His mother, Mary, what God had shown them. Jesus is the light of the world.

 

Verses: All verses in the Advent Series are from the International Children’s Bible.

Matthew 4:16:  These people who live in darkness will see a great light. They live in a place that is very dark. But a light will shine on them.

Luke 2:30-32:  I have seen your Salvation with my own eyes. You prepared him before all people. He is a light for the non-Jewish people to see. He will bring honor to your people, the Israelites.

John 1:1-5:  Before the world began, there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through him. Nothing was made without him. In him there was life. That life was light for the people of the world. The Light shines in the darkness. And the darkness has not overpowered the Light.

John 3:19-21:  People are judged by this fact: I am the Light from God that has come into the world. But men did not want light. They wanted darkness because they were doing evil things. Everyone who does evil hates the light. He will not come to the light because it will show all the evil things he has done. But he who follows the true way comes to the light. Then the light will show that the things he has done were done through God.

John 8:12:  Later, Jesus talked to the people again. He said, “I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness. He will have the light that gives life.”

John 9:5:  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 12:46:  I have come as light into the world. I came so that whoever believes in me would not stay in darkness.

Ephesians 5:8:  In the past you were full of darkness, but now you are full of light in the Lord. So live like children who belong to the light.

1 John 1:5:  Here is the message we have heard from God and now tell to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.