Video: Famous Failures

Video: Famous Failures

A short video showing famous failures and that failure isn’t the end of the story. Sometimes failure is seen as something to be avoided but it’s something we will all face.  Rather than give up when things don’t go to plan use it as a learning experience that  can help next time around. Success might be only one fail...
What Children Want at Church

What Children Want at Church

A leader who knows their name.  Kids want to be known personally. If they get lost in the crowd, you’ll lose them. It’s vital you get them out of the row and into a small circle.  They want to have fun. They want to laugh … play games … be kids. When parents pick up their children, there’s a reason they ask them, “Did you have fun today?” A lesson that will hold their attention. They want you to connect with their learning style. They want you to teach on a level they can understand. If they are saying the lesson is “boring,” guess what … it is.They want to talk and share their thoughts. Instead of a one-sided lecture, they want to learn by being part of a conversation. Rooms decorated with them in mind. They want environments with bright, kid-friendly colors and decorating themes connected to kid culture.   An opportunity to serve. They don’t want to be referred to as the church of tomorrow … they want to be the church of today. They are eager to be involved and make a difference.A friend their age. They want to build a friendship with someone in their class. They want to be listened to. They want someone who will listen … really listen as they share about their week … their favorite video game … their fears … their dreams … their family. They want to be affirmed. They want someone to believe in them. Someone to see potential in them. Someone to not just encourage them to believe in God but to show them that God believes in them.Provide these things for kids at your church and your groups will soon...
Children’s Session – Noah

Children’s Session – Noah

A collection of resources for a children’s session looking at the story of Noah. Includes video, worksheets, object lesson, and craft ideas. Worksheets Below is a collection of worksheets: Colouring Sheet: Ark In A Flood Colouring Sheet: Animals Entering Noahs Ark Noah Wordsearch Noah Crossword Easy Noah Crossword Hard Noah Puzzle Colouring Sheet Noah Challenge For this you will need a large bucket placed at the end of a table and two square wooden blocks. Ask for two volunteers to take part in the challenge. The object of the game is for children to push one of the wooden blocks into the bucket. They can only use the tip of their finger and they can’t push or move the bucket. It seems impossible but it can be only achieved by both children working together by pushing their blocks against one another to create enough resistance to lift them in the air and eventually drop the wooden blocks into the bucket. Below is a video example of the challenge Video: Wooden Block Challenge The challenge is all about working together and reminds me of a scene from the film Evan Almighty with Morgan Freeman as God explaining the story of Noah. This is perhaps a film clip that could be used with the children. “God: [posing as a waiter named Al Mighty] I love that story, Noah and the Ark. You know, a lot of people miss the point of that story. They think it’s about God’s wrath and anger. They love it when God gets angry. Joan: What is the story about, then? The ark? God: Well, I think it’s a love...