brings over 25 years of experience to children's ministry. Our Bible lesson plans and activities
are designed to lead children to
Christ, helping them grow in their faith, so they can proclaim the good
news message to the next generation.
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, `Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent" Luke 15:4-7.
Who is the Shepherd? (Jesus)
Who is the Lost Sheep? (A person who doesn't follow Jesus.)*
Who are the other sheep? (People who already follow Jesus.)
One player, the "sheep," will draw arrows using chalk to give clues as to where he or she can be found by the "shepherd," the rest of the players. (You might decide to have two players to be the sheep.)
How To Play
The sheep are given a head start, (2-5 minutes-decide time before playing). At the go, the sheep . . .
Setting the hook is a fishing term that means getting a hook down deep in a fish’s
mouth; this way you don’t lose it in the fight when reeling it in. Ultimately, that’s
what Bible memorization is all about: setting Jesus’ hook down deep into the
lives of our kids, and helping them to obey the imperative of Psalm 119:11, “I
have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
Repeat the memory verse together with the class several times. Players kneel in
a squatting position—the popcorn position. To begin, teacher points to a player,
who then pops up on his or her knees and says the first word of the memory verse. Teacher
points to another player, who pops up to say the next word. Play continues as such with teacher pointing and players popping up until the verse is
stated. During play, if a player doesn’t know a word, teacher passes to another
Bonk ----------------- active
Players stand in a circle. At the go teacher tosses a ball to a player who must then say
the first word of the memory verse, then pass the object clockwise to the next player,
who must say the next word, and so on until the verse is stated. However, if a player
doesn’t know a word, he or she must say, “Bonk,” at which time the object reverses
order and play proceeds until a player doesn’t know the next word, whereupon the
object reverses direction again. Continue until verse is stated.
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We have a very small church (28 to 30 people total on average) and it is
hard to find programs to do for VBS. So when I went looking for something that I could do with a group of
kids, the Prayer of Jesus stood out. There are six,
two-hour lessons and we did a lesson a day. The book has game and craft ideas to go with each lesson.
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Four Seasons Mosaic
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, let God's love shine for all!
"...Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in
heaven" Matthew 5:16.
This is a great project for summertime activities!
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Super Heroes of the Bible
Super heroes are people of honor; they are courageous, or brave. They are people with
integrity, having good reputations. People of honor know right from wrong and choose
to do right. People think well of them and say good things about them. We respect them
and hold them in high regard.
Sometimes heroes are famous, and sometimes they aren’t. But the one characteristic
that makes super heroes different from other people is that they have willing hearts to
do a special task to rescue others. They put other people before themselves, and
sometimes endanger their own lives!
God loves us and gives us the privilege to work with him . . . All it takes is a willing heart, ready to obey him!
Super Heroes of the Bible looks at the
lives of men and women, and boys and girls, and some famous and not-so famous
people from the Bible, who had willing hearts to obey God. And by obeying him,
they were used in miraculous and powerful ways to help change the course of history!
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