|It’s time to do something different in Kidmin this Summer!|
It’s time for a KIDMIN REVIVAL!
We are booking events for this summer, including children’s revivals, Kid’s Crusades, and VBS! For more information about these events, go to this link.
If you are interested in discussing having a Revival Fire for Kids event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exciting News: Ignite Kidmin is coming September 1, 2022!Ignite equips children’s pastors, leaders, and ministry teams through:Monthly Zoom Kidmin meetingsOne-on-one brainstorming sessionsFREE and discounted Resources and Building Foundations CurriciulumTeacher training for your teamOnline Bible studiesOrganization helpsAnd More!For more info about how Ignite can take your ministry to the next level, click this link.
Ignite Kidmin Podcasts
We have started Ignite Kidmin Moments with short podcasts for Pentecostal Kidmin Leaders. You can find them on our blog or on YouTube at this link.
Building Foundations Curriculum
Building Foundations Curriculum is a foundational children’s church curriculum for Pentecostal churches that is easy to use and doesn’t water down the Gospel. You can purchase it at this link.
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Building Foundations Curriculum: https://www.mtzionridgepress.com/revival-fire-for-kids-children-s-mi
For most of you, the children’s Christmas program is one of the biggest events on your children’s ministry calendar. Hopefully you’re on schedule and things are going according to the plans you made during the summer. Here’s some last-minute tips to help it run smoothly.
Write out the words to the songs for the children. If your church has a monitor or video that can be seen from the stage, have your media director place the words to the songs on power point. That way, if the children forget the words, they can read them on the screen. If you don’t have power point, ask someone to write the words on poster boards and sit on the front row holding them during the program.
Teach children what to do when the program ends. Many times children’s pastors work hard with the children to have a great program only to have the children ruin it because they don’t know how to end it. Let the children know what they’re expected to do at the end of the program. Should they file off the stage or should they sit quietly while the pastor talks? Rehearse this with them so they’re ready.
Keep children occupied. Have activities ready for the children to do while they’re waiting for the program to start or if you are working with small groups of children during rehearsal. This will keep the children from getting out of control when they have nothing to do.
Check costumes to make sure there are no last-minute surprises. If your students are coming up with their own costumes, make sure you give approval in time for them to change something if they need to.
Make sure the sound technician is available for final rehearsals. Many great children’s programs are ruined because the sound technician wasn’t there at the rehearsals to know the cues. Provide him with a copy of the program, and ask if there’s anything else he needs.
Invite people. Ask each student in the play to provide a list of at least five friends or relatives with addresses or emails so you can invite them to the program. Don’t leave the invites up to the children and parents. Send the letter out on church stationary. Don’t forget to mention the name of the child who provided their information.
Take breaks during long rehearsals. Children will focus better if they have time to get their energy out.
Plan for unexpected surprises. Have a plan for if a child with a main part gets sick and can’t be in the program.
Remind the students often why they’re doing this. It’s not about them being cute and showing off to their parents. They are involved in ministry. Have them pray for God to move and people to give their lives to Christ during the program.
I pray God uses your children’s ministry program for His glory this year.
Christmas caroling is a lost art in this world where everyone is so busy getting the latest gift. That’s too bad because Christmas caroling is a way to share God’s love with a dark world. It works even better when we go Christmas caroling to people who feel forgotten at Christmas.
Here’s some ideas on where you can take the children in your church caroling.
Neighborhood around the church: Let the church’s neighbors see you’re a part of their neighborhood and that you have a thriving children’s ministry.
Nursing Homes: Share the love of God by taking the children to a nursing home to sing for the patients. Check with the nursing home for their Covid regulations.
Children’s Hospital: Christmas is a sad time for children stuck in the hospital. Cheer them up with some caroling.
The Mall: Put Christ back in the Holiday season by having children sing songs about the birth of Christ. They could even act out the nativity scene.
Shut Ins: Most churches have seniors who can’t get out of their houses because of health problems. Compile a list and take your students to their houses for a little visit and some carols.
Any of these places would be a great way for children to minister by sharing God’s love. Don’t forget to plan some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for after the caroling is over.