I just realized that Crafting The Word Of God made it into the top 10 list of Ministry To Children’s top 150 children’s ministry blogs and websites for 2018.
I have made the intention and purpose of my site very clear throughout the years. My hope is that it serves as a blessing to you and your childrens ministry.
A few things have come up this year that have kept me from fully spending as much time as I would otherwise like to invest on my site. But I will continue to work hard to provide you with the resources to make running your ministry smoother.
If you would like to check out the other 149 blogs heres the link: Top 150 Childrens Ministry Blogs And Websites
I just wanted to remind you guys that I have a Spanish version of my site as well. I have fallen a little behind on it, but I hope to have it completely up to date with all the material (crafts, coloring pages, and lessons) within a few months.
It’s called Manualidades De La Biblia.
Also, don’t forget that starting next month I will begin uploading the crafts for the two Vacation Bible School 2018 programs.
You can already find them listed on my site. Just go to the main menu and you will find them under VBS Crafts.
These are the crafts that can be used with the Group’s Shipwrecked V.B.S. program.
Although most Vacation Bible School curriculum programs provide or sell their own Bible crafts, many times they have nothing to do with the Bible story of the day or not much thought went into designing them in the first place.
My hope is that these crafts will help make planning your Vacation Bible School a little less stressful.
Day 1: Jesus Tells Parables About Lost Things (Luke 15)
Paper Plate Sheep
The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Parable Of The Lost Sheep Game
The Lost Sheep Puzzle
The Lost Sheep Coloring Page
The Lost Sheep Puppet
Day 2: Martha Worries And Complains (Luke 10:38-42)
Faith Comes From Hearing
Day 4: Jesus Welcomes A Criminal Before Dying (Luke 23:26-24:12)
Easter Picture Cross
Cross Sun Catcher
Cross Number Game
He Is Risen
He Is Risen Coloring Page
He Is Risen Puzzle
The Empty Tomb Coloring Page
The Empty Tomb Puzzle
Christs Death And Resurrection Coloring Pages
Day 5: Peter And John Heal A Lame Man (Acts 3:1-26)
Here is the official Vacation Bible School 2018 poll.
Make sure to vote for your favorite or I won’t plan the crafts for your preferred V.B.S. provider.
The poll will be open for a week and then the two top voted winners will be announced.
I would like to take the time to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving as I will be taking all of this week off. I will begin posting the Christmas crafts on the 27th.
I hope you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends surrounded by laughter and good food.
Just a reminder, make sure to check out my post on my site where I list all of my Thanksgiving crafts.
You can also find my Thanksgiving crafts on my Pinterest board.
Last week I quickly mentioned that my church is currently working on creating and implementing our own childrens ministry program and that I would later explain it in more detail in a later post.
This post will be a quick rundown through the program. It will not cover every little detail, but it will give you a good idea of what the program will be like.
In the coming weeks we hope to create a website where all the material will be uploaded and available to be downloaded for free by any church that wishes to try out the Scripture Explorers program.
Club motto: “Worshipping God By Knowing Him And Making Him Known”
Club Verse: “and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15
Club focus: Teaching children the foundational truths of Gods Word so that they can have a concrete understanding of God Himself and be equipped to share Him with others.
The club will be divided into different age groups.
Age: 3 to 4 years old.
Group verse: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Mascot name: Wool.
The second group are the Bees.
Age: Kindergarten to Second grade.
Group verse: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103
Mascot name: Pollen
The third group are the Ants.
Age: Third grade to Sixth grade.
Group verse: “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
Mascot name: Harvest.
The last group are the Eagles.
Age: Middle school to High school.
Group verse: “And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15
Mascot name: Feathers.
Children in each group will first have to complete an entrance booklet before they earn their main book. (Sample)
The entrance booklet serves two purposes:
- It will give kids a sample of what they will be learning in the main book.
- They will learn to get into the practice of memorizing Bible verses.
After they finish the entrance booklet they will earn and work on the main book. (Sample)
The book is divided into different sections with a variety of lessons in each.
Each lesson is divided into 4 sections:
- Biblical Truth- The main teaching of the lesson.
- QandA- The application of the teaching.
- Definitions- An explanation of specific word(s) that help kids understand the Bible verse.
- Memorize- The Bible verse that the kids need to memorize.
Every year the book will cover a specific doctrine.
Book One is The Bible. Kids will learn the answer to questions like: What is the Bible? How did we get the Bible? Why is the Bible important? How can we trust that the Bible is true?
The next books will cover doctrines like: God, Creation, The Fall Of Man, Christ, Justification, Sanctification.
Every group will use the same book, although adapted for their age.
The Bible Lesson
The teaching will be based on the lessons from the book. This way the handbook helps to reinforce the lesson and the lesson helps to reinforce the handbook.
So this was a very quick rundown/outline of the program itself.
When the website goes up we will also include other resources like: clip art, achievement pages, ideas for uniforms, ideas for book-bags, certificates, coloring pages, door hangers and flyers, postcards, forms (registration, weekly point sheets, sign in) and of course the logos.
Ill let you guys know as soon as the website is up and running. So keep your eyes out for that.