5 Father’s Day Bible Stories for Kidmin

Here’s a list of 5 Bible stories that would go with a children’s ministry Father’s Day message:

1. God is our Heavenly Father (2 Corinthians 6:18)

We can trust God to take care of us because He is our Heavenly Father and loves us.

2. Noah and his Three Sons (Genesis 9:18-27)

Two sons respected Noah and helped him. One son didn’t respect his father.

3. 12 Year Old Jesus at the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Even though Jesus wanted to stay at the temple, he obeyed Joseph, his earthly father, and returned home.

4. The Parable of the Son who Obeyed His Father (Matthew 21:28-32)

One son agreed to do what his father asked but didn’t do it. The other son said he wouldn’t do what his father asked, but thought better of it and did it. Who is the better son?

5. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

No matter how much we’ve messed up, our dads still love us. Even if that’s not true of your earthly dad, it’s true of your Heavenly Dad.

6 Kidmin Ideas for Father’s Day

Many children’s ministries have plenty of material on how to celebrate Mother’s Day, but when it comes to Father’s Day, they scratch their heads. Some children’s ministries avoid it because there are so many children who will be left out because of the absence of fathers in their lives.

But fathers and father figures are an important part of children’s lives, and the church should honor that. We need to emphasize that every child can celebrate a male role model in that child’s life whether or not the man is the child’s father. Because God is our Heavenly Father, He can provide earthly substitutes for fathers.

Here’s a few ideas to celebrate fathers:

Father/Child Picnic: June is the perfect time to have a picnic. Why not have a picnic where child bring their fathers. For those children who don’t have fathers, they can bring a man who is important in their lives.

Father/Son Competition: Have a bonding time between fathers and sons by having them team up for a day of competitions such as a three-legged race or two on two basketball. For those without father figures, have your men’s ministry sponsor those children with father figures for the day.

Father/Daughter Date Night: Give fathers a chance to take their daughter out to show them how men should treat them on dates. Tell the fathers to dress up and give their daughters flowers, then have them come to the church where a meal is catered for them.

End the night with a romantic movie like “The Princess Bride” or “Snow White”. It the girls in your ministry don’t have a man in their life that can bring them, have men you trust from the church formally ask the girls out on dates. Let their moms know what’s going on first so they don’t worry.

Father’s Day Gifts: Have children make art projects or card to present to their fathers or significant men in their lives on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Messages: Teach children about the importance of fathers in the Bible. Talk about how God is our Heavenly Father and is a father to the fatherless.

Prayer Fathers: There’s a number of programs to encourage mothers to pray for children, but sometimes they leave fathers out. Work with the men’s ministry to have fathers commit to praying for their own children and for children in the church that might not have fathers.

Pentecost Sunday for Pentecostal Kidmin

Pentecost Sunday is June 4th this year. This is an important time for Pentecostal churches, yet many children’s ministries don’t take advantage of it to lead children into the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Here are some posts to help you while you plan for Pentecost Sunday.

Are Children Too Young to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Object Lesson – Preparing Children to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Filled with the Holy Spirit Children’s Sermon

5 Ways to Create an Atmosphere for God to Move

5 Keys for Altar Ministry for Children

 

7 Kidmin Ways to Honor Veterans This Weekend

Here’s some ideas for ways to honor veteran’s in children’s church this Memorial Day weekend.

Say the pledges to the American flag, the Christian flag, and the Bible.

Pledge To the United States Flag: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge to the Christian Flag: I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.

Pledge to the Bible: I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.

Have an older veteran speak to the children about his experiences. A World War II veteran would be ideal, but a veteran from any war will do.

Have the children make cards thanking the veterans who attend your church.  The cards can be creative, but make sure the children include a thank you for serving message.

Announce the names of the veterans from your church in children’s church.

Have the children sing a patriotic song. God bless America is a good choice.

Lead the children in a prayer for our service men and women.

Teach a lesson on spiritual warfare and relate it to how our veterans fight for our freedom. Jesus died for our freedom from sin and death.

3 Questions to Ask When Preparing Your Kidmin Children’s Ministry Lesson

The most effective lessons are the ones learned by the teacher/pastor first. Here are three questions to ask yourself when preparing a lesson for your students.

What difference does this Bible truth make in my own life?

What must I do to incorporate that Scripture into my everyday experience?

What shall I share from my own spiritual life that will help clarify those Biblical truths to my students?