Is Sabbath the best day of the week for your kids?
Do you want to ensure it always will be?
There's an APP for that!
Check out the latest in Australia's Children's Ministry
Teaching Stewardship to 3-7 year-olds?
Check out: Stewardship Jack
Being a good Parent on Facebook
Little Chef's Academy
Ben & Mary-Jane Townson
Here are some great videos from GraceLink to suplement your SS Lesson.
Pless play and then click on the playlist button at the bottom of the video window to see other videos.
Last year the Victorian Conference loaned David Edgren, to the GC for a week and look what they created!
This storytelling workshop series will empower you to be more effective in ministry
by teaching you how to create and tell more engaging stories.
To watch the rest of the series, click here.
The purpose of your Children's Ministry Department is to train, resource and empower you to disciple your children for Jesus.
The purpose of this website is to connect you to your Children's Ministry Department, to empower and to resource you — making your ministry to kids easy, fun and effective!
If you have any questions, please email Dave Edgren and he will respond within minutes (if not sooner!)
Your Children's Ministry Director, Katherine Darroch, is available to visit your local church. She is happy to talk about Family, Sabbath School, programming and parenting.
Kids Club - Week in Review
In July 2011 the Seddon Seventh-day Adventist Church ran their first ever Kids Club.
They called it "Little People Big World."
And what a wonderful difference they made to so many families!
Great Websites to resource you and your kids top
Sabbath School Resources
You can download Sabbath School videos, with a free account, at http://vimeo.com/sabbathschool/videos
It's also available at http://www.youtube.com/sabbathschool .
And finally, in The GC's Sabbath School iPad app.
SPD Children's ministry Website — South Pacific Division Children's Ministries
Kids Ministry Ideas — Review & Herald Publishing Magazine for Children's Ministry.
www.adventistconnect.org South Pacific Division website – resources, newsletters, links to other sites
www.gracelink.net Where to find out about GraceLink
www.childrensministries.gc.adventist.org General conference website
www.sspm.gc.adventist.org Download the Sabbath School lessons
www.childmin.com A great Seventh-day Adventist Children’s ministry site by the North American Division, with great resources and support available
www.mssscrafts.com A site by Vicki Budden, who was living in outback Australia, and needed resources for her home Sabbath School, weekday activities and more recently, inspiration for activities and special days for the local playgroup.
www.goddidcreations.com Daniel and Tammy Cinzio are excellent Children’s Ministries Specialists
www.maxipraise.com Christian music
www.abide.com.au Christian music
www.adventsource.org Ordering resources on online
www.amazingfactskids.org a website for children
www.myplacewithjesus.com a website for children
www.reviewandherald.com children’s resources
www.adventsource.com children’s resources
Calvary Chapel Old Testament/New Testament Curriculum
Resources for 325 Bible stories from Genesis right through to Revelation! Each has a colouring page, word searches, crosswords and work sheets catering for a large age group.
Christian Answers Kids Explorer
A huge range of printable colouring pages, puzzles and games, as well as some Christian material on Dinosaurs.
Over 70 Bible colouring pages on this site. Try also the Activity Pad (http://activitypad.com – a related site) to find some nature related word searches, dot-to-dots and mazes.
All God’s Children
Some great Bible and nature colouring pages.
Bible Activity Worksheets
A good range of Old and New Testament worksheets.
Homeword Bible Colouring Pages
Over 50 scripture colouring pages.
Huge range of animal colouring pages and printouts. These are great as interesting facts are also given for each animal.
Keys for Kids
Small devotional stories based on a Bible text. With seven years worth of daily devotionals indexed according to subject and Bible reference, you are sure to find a great devotional to add to your bulletin.
Create Your Own Puzzles
Still can’t find the right resource to go coincide with the pastor’s sermon? Try making your own activities using these resources.
Make your own word searches, hidden messages, mazes and more.
Kids Domain – Word Search Factory
A downloadable program for creating word searches.
This site has a wealth of free printable activities, colouring pages, easy recipes, crafts and great ideas for such occasions as holidays, rainy days, school projects (particularly animals and other countries) and of course, Bible classes. What I like about this website is that if a printable template is not provided for the craft or idea, then the materials are ones readily available at home (the site began with TP roll crafts!). The Bible section (www.dltk-bible.com) is quite large and provides crafts, colouring pages, lesson guides, songs, poems and even recipes for many of the well-known Bible stories. When looking for quick and easy ideas this is my favourite site.
One might be put off by the US$24.95 per year (individual subscription) to access the many of the resources on this site but if you are running a long term program such as Kids’ Club you may find it worth your while. There are well over 100 Bible lessons in the Resource Room (the subscribers’ only section) for preschoolers and early primary. Each lesson has a pre-activity (usually a printable colouring pages), written lesson, memory verse (with card), and one or more craft ideas. There are also Bulletin Board ideas (with printable resources). I found many of the lessons crafts and ideas went really well with the Kindergarten lessons. Even if you are not prepared to subscribe you will still find lots of great crafts ideas in the free section of the website.
Bible Kids Fun Zone
If you like the style of artwork at Danielle’s Place then you may like this site too. The creators of both these sites are sisters! A very new site, it is aiming to provide a variety of colouring pages, craft ideas, devotions and games. The resources here are suitable for Beginner/Kindergarten.
The range of craft ideas provided by this site is huge. Includes bead crafts, foam crafts, recyclable crafts – the list is endless. The site’s ideas also appeal to a wide age group, catering for preschoolers right through to children in mid to late primary. Amongst the most interesting (and my favourite!) of the printable crafts is a wide range of printable paper dolls. They are multicultural, spiritual (to create Bible characters) or thematic and could be used to tell stories, create bulletin boards or as a fun craft. This site is a great source for VBS craft ideas too.
This site provides a thematic list of crafts, finger plays, games and activities for a variety of occasions and subjects ranging from holidays to nature. There are also a few ideas related to Bible stories (listed as Christian Activities). Other than a colouring section (www.coloringbookfun.com), which has a few Bible colouring pages, there are no printable activity pages. However, there is still a wealth of ideas if you have the time to look carefully. Great for Kids Club or Playgroup.
Children’s Corner at San Francisco Central SDA Church
This church has really excelled when it comes to providing children’s resources and a children’s ministry web presence. Check out their children’s bulletins, colouring pages and stories. They also provide an overview of the Sabbath School programs they offer in their church.
Children’s Ministry – Involving Kids in Worship
Of course, involving children in church takes much more than just creating a children’s bulletin! Take a look at these ideas for making children a real and important part of your church family.
Enchanted Learning www.enchantedlearning.com
Easy to make crafts as well as many printable activities on a range of natural, geographical and historical subjects. Mainly suited to primary aged.
A wide range of printable activities and easy, adaptable craft ideas. And, of course, any brand of pencil will do!
Children’s Ministries Ring for Christians who minister to children. Provides links to other sites including puppetry, craft and VBS ideas.
Here you can search our database for lots of bright ideas, (such as games, object lessons, puppet scripts, and articles. Membership costs $12.00 US for volunteers and $24.00 US for professionals but the money invested is well worth it for the resources on this site.
A great site full of Evangelism tools and resources both online and offline for children’s ministries. Excellent links are categorised into subjects such as arts, administration, early childhood etc.
And older site but it is still excellent for resources and links to Children’s ministry. This sites features ideas for children’s church and Vacation Bible schools and provides training on how to produce children’s ministry resources
Lots of children’s bible studies, VBS programs etc.