Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Lil K Series! Introducing: SHOW & TELL

We are thrilled to announce the release & availability of SHOW & TELL, a brand new 5-week series based on the creation account in Genesis 1. In this series, your preschoolers will learn that God made our big world and everything in it, and discover that God is a marvelous maker!

Join Kai, Professor Sock and Lil K as they say, "Tada! Look what God made!" in SHOW & TELL!

- Topic: Creation

- Bible Passage: Genesis 1:1-2:2

- Basic Teaching: God made our big world, and everything in it.

- Application: Challenge kids to look for things that God has made and say, “Tada! Look what God made!”

- Remember Verse: Genesis 1:31 “God looked at everything He made, and it was very good.”

For more information on this and other Lil K series, or to order, visit the Lil K "Shop" at

Friday, November 14, 2008

If Prairie Dogs Could Fly!

Happy Friday! Time for another fun-day clip... This one comes from the Johnny Rogers Soar series and answers the the question on all of our minds... what if Prairie Dogs went to space??? (If Pats is any indication... let's hope it never happens). Enjoy the video... and have a great weekend interacting with your kids!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Johnny Rogers Reports from The Sticks

The intrepid Johnny Rogers and his faithful Marketing Man, Mark, headed out to The Sticks this week... literally! The Sticks is a gathering to inspire and equip pastors in small to medium towns to make a big impact for the Kingdom! This year's Sticks conference met at New Hope Community Church in Loudonville, Ohio. -- We know they actually went, because Johnny filed these video reports...

You can find out more about The Sticks Conference at their website:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pray at the Pump

The last time I got gas I had to push a button marked "Pay at the Pump" -- I laughed to myself just a little as I quickly changed the word "Pay" to "Pray" in my head. Pray at the Pump.  Heh. Funny. =) ...and then I thought, hey, it's not such a bad idea. I took the next few minutes to pray for my family, my job, our nation's leaders... (and, yes, the price of gas). I want to challenge you to try it too! It can be hard to set aside dedicated prayer time each week, but we always have to stop for gas. So, next time you Pay at the Pump... remember to Pray at the Pump! The good news is, the bigger your car, the more time you'll have to pray!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Kid (or Kids) of the Week Profiles

Church is an awesome place for kids (and grown-ups, for that matter) to find great friends... but it can be difficult for kids to really get to know each other unless you, the leader, are purposeful about helping kids connect. One way you can cultivate connection is by taking a few minutes each week to highlight a couple kids by doing "Kid of the Week" profiles.

Print up some cards & have each of your kids answer some simple questions about themselves. Things like:
- Do you have any brothers or sisters? Are they older or younger than you?
- Do you have a pet? What is it? What is it's name?
- If you could go anyplace for lunch, where would you want to go? What would you order?
- What is your favorite color?
- Do you play any sports?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What is your favorite thing about coming to church each week?

The questions should be easy to answer, and non-threatening. The goal is to ask things that will help kids discover that they have things in common.

Take a week to fill out & collect the cards, then make a schedule & take a couple minutes to introduce a kid or two to the class each week. With their cards in hand, invite them to the front of the room, have everyone clap for them, and tell the class about them, "This is Stephen! He has two younger brothers. Does anyone else have a younger brother?"    

Take the idea and make it your own... Have fun with it! -- It can be fun to give them a special crown to wear (customized Burger King crowns are perfect!) and dub them the kids of the day! Depending on the size of your group, you may choose to do this once a month, or you might highlight 3 or 4 kids every week... the idea is to make it easy for your kids to get to know each other. After the interview, encourage kids to say "hi" to the people you profile. You might even add a couple bonus questions to your Team Competition time at the end and award extra points for teams that can correctly answer questions about your kid(s) of the week.

Try it! You might be surprised at how something so simple can help foster friendships & create community in your class. 


Friday, November 7, 2008

Yakkety Yak

Hay, it's another Friday... that means it's time to post another fun clip! This one is from the Johnny Rogers "Zoom" series. There's just something fun about a talking cow... err... a yakking yak. I hope you find it to be udderly mooving.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Praying For Your Children

We all know that we should pray for the kids in our ministries, but sometimes it's hard to know what to pray for. This handy prayer chart (adapted from an article written by Bob Hosteteler for Pray Magazine) is an awesome resource to give you ideas of what to pray each day of the month. 

Visit this link to check it out, print it out & pass it out so you & your leaders can know how to pray everyday.