Navigating Ministry

In our last blog, we suggested 6 games you could play at Christmas events.Here are 6 Christmas Talk Illustrations. You’ll still need to study the passage, prepare your talk and make i ...
So it’s Christmas again – and as a children’s minister I groan at the list of Christmas events, parties, nativity rehearsals, assemblies, over excited children, snotty noses and diva strops from the kid who wanted to be a donkey … such a marvellous time of year… fo ...
Explaining the first Easter to children represents a particular challenge. Their heads are full of bunnies, daffodils and chocolate eggs. We are wondering how to tell them about the bloody death of a naked man on an indescribably brutal torture device. There is potential for disappointed expectat ...
What is a small group? You know the drill. A Sunday School session will have two or more leaders and a bundle of children. The bulk of the session is spent teaching the single main point, through games, through drama, through Bible time, through Bible story, through… any way you can ...
Those tricky 5 year olds! I am told that the Reception class (5 year olds) is a very challenging age-group to teach. Yes … in some ways it is – teaching an idea simply and making spiritual things concrete so that the children can understand is hard. BUT they are not cynical. T ...
In an All age Carol service, keep everything visual and keep changing the communication medium to engage visual learners with short concentration spans. Videos can help with this, to grab attention at the start, to make the Bible reading more engaging or to illustrate a point in the all age talk. ...
Let’s get planning for our children’s Christmas in church! Did the arrival of the John Lewis Christmas advert ...
Can I tell you how I often feel on a Sunday morning? I wake up knowing that I’m teaching Sunday School – again. I’ve worked hard on my prep, giving it the time I can – alongside other commitments. I enjoy teaching Sunday School. But I still wake up with a weariness. I&rsqu ...
We are commonly asked two questions about singing with children in Church. Firstly ...
Mums and Toddlers groups are loved and cherished by those who come, and over time become owned by those visitors. A group seems to bec ...