For years, children’s pastors used DVDs to get movies and kidmin music. They were inexpensive, about $10 for an entire DVD of five to twenty clips, but it took time to load them in a DVD player or even in a computer. Those days have gone for most of us. With the price of video projectors and presentation software at an all time low, most children’s pastors have decide to download digital copies of the music and short movie clips they need.
The only problem with that is that one song costs anywhere between $12 – $20, and the DVDs we once used are now worthless. It doesn’t have to be that way. Most companies still sell their music and movies on DVDs for the old school ministers, and it is easy to convert.
There are many ways to convert DVDs into digital format, but best way is to buy an inexpensive video converter software for your computer. It only takes a couple of minutes to convert most video files. I use AVI for my PC Windows computer. Here’s the link where you can download it. The ffmpegX for Mac has very high ratings. Here is the link. There’s also a free converter software I haven’t used that is for Mac and Windows and has high ratings called Handbrake, but I’ve never used it. Here’s the link.
Here is a YouTube Video on how to use Handbrake.
Here’s a list of songs that work great for Thanksgiving lessons now or any time of the year. They can be used to praise God for His blessings. The songs are all from Uncle Charlie’s Made 2 Praise DVD’s. Click on the song for the link where you can order them.
Say Hey, Made 2 Praise Vol. 1
Beautiful One, Made 2 Praise Vol. 4
Everything to Me, Made 2 Praise Vol. 5
Life is Good, Vol. 8
Deep Down Boogie, Made 2 Praise Vol. 10
Sunshine, Made 2 Praise Vol. 12
Here are my favorite Easter songs to use for children’s ministry with links to where you can purchase the DVDs.
Oh, Happy Day (Made2Praise Vol. 13)
Mighty to Save (Made2Praise Vol. 11)
My Savior Lives (Made2Praise Vol. 10)
Because of Your Love (Made2Praise Vol. 8)
Life is Good (Made2Praise Vol. 8)
You Gave (Made2Praise Vol. 8)
You are My King (Made2Praise Vol. 3)
Here’s my 10 favorite children’s church worship songs in no particular order.
All I Wanna Do (Made 2 Praise Vol. 2)
You Are My King (Made 2 Praise Vol. 3)
My Heart Your Home (Made 2 Praise Vol. 3)
Your Love Is Deep (Made 2 Praise Vol. 4)
I Surrender (Made 2 Praise Vol. 9)
Your Name (Made 2 Praise Vol. 9)
Mighty To Save (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
Offering (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
Live To Worship (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
My Savior My God (Made 2 Praise Vol 12)
Here are my 10 favorite fast moving praise songs in no particular order. Beside them are the DVDs they come from and the link to order that DVD.
All Day (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
Shout (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
No Other Name (Made 2 Praise Vol. 11)
I’m Not Ashamed (Made 2 Praise Vol. 12)
Promises (Made 2 Praise Vol. 10)
Majestic (Made 2 Praise Vol. 9)
You Never Let God (Made 2 Praise Vol. 8)
Tell The World (Made 2 Praise Vol. 7)
Cry Of My Heart (Made 2 Praise Vol. 2)
My Best Friend (Made 2 Praise Vol. 2)
Friday I’ll list my 10 favorite worship songs for children’s church.