Free Powerpoint presentation: Christmas Gifts

Christmas gifts under the Christmas treeOne of our colleagues in The Faith Mission, Mabel Brush of the North Irish District, has originated a brief Christmas talk, which is illustrated on PowerPoint.

Based on the people who gave something on the first Christmas, and speaking of what they gave, this Bible-based presentation, like all the resources here on Effective Childrens Ministry,  is free to download.

There are also notes with suggestions as to how you might present the teaching. You can download these separately and see if the presentation suits your needs.

To download, RIGHT-CLICK on the links below and follow the dialog to save the file to your own computer.

If you have any difficulties, feel free to contact  us (Catherine and Lin). Details are on our contact page.

Download Christmas Gifts Powerpoint
Download Christmas Gifts Notes (PDF)

The priority of children’s ministry

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry
to reaching children for God!”– Dwight L. Moody

 “We believe that children and young people should be
the single greatest priority for Christian work in the coming
decade.”
“If children’s work is neglected you lose the next generation.
– Patrick Johnstone

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will
not see.” – John Whitehead

Christmas song for pre-schoolers

Even young children can perform a simple Christmas songAre you looking for something simple for your pre-schoolers to present at your Christmas service? 

Here is an idea for a charming little song to the tune of Are you sleeping Brother John (also known as Frere Jacque).

It is ideal for your Sunday School or children’s club Christmas pageant or nativity presentation.

It can acted out with non-speaking parts for the following characters: Mary,  Shepherd(s), King(s) and Angel(s) and you can use as many or as few children as you wish to present the scenes that accompany the song.

Follow the link to dltk-kids.com, where you will find this and other great ideas.

Baby Jesus Song Performance details are here.

Wayne’s October Kidmin Mega Bundle

We used to call it a Bumper Bundle. But now the monthly round up of Children’s Ministry blogs by Wayne Stocks (aka Dad in the Middle) has gone MEGA!!

The list of blog posts from around the ‘net is comprehensive, varied, fascinating and above all else, thoroughly useful.

As it is divided into categories, you can browse the list for whaat you are interested in. This month’s list includes:

  • Featured Article of the Month
  • Kids & the Gospel of Christ
  • Kids & Culture
  • On Teaching & Working With Kids
  • General Ministry Issues
  • Discipline
  • Leaders and Leadership
  • Volunteers
  • Family Ministry / Orange
  • Special Needs
  • Kids & The Bible
  • Games
  • Internet Sites and Resources
  • Coloring Pages
  • Other Kidmin Resources (Music, Conferences, Etc.)
  • Other General Resources (Bible Study, Theology, Etc.)
  • Curriculum and Object Lessons
  • Parenting and Marriage Issues
  • Devotions for Kids and Families
  • Just For Fun

So why not go over now to the October 2010 Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol. There’s a wealth of good stuff to browse and bookmark for later use.

Free PowerPoint teaching: When I am afraid

We can cope with fear through the power of Jesus ChristJust in time for Hallowe’en (though useful all year round), this free PowerPoint presentation for children, deals sensitively with with how to cope with fear. It begins:

We have all felt fear at some time or another.
Some fears are good. They keep us safe. For example, fear of being hit by a car will help us watch out when crossing a street. Fear of being burned will help us to be careful when we are near camp fires or barbecues.
But sometimes there are fears which are harmful to us. They can take over and spoil our lives and even control what we do, so that we are held back form doing good things we would enjoy and are compelled to wear ourselves out doing other things which are not helpful.
But fears can be zapped, so that will no longer upset us or spoil our lives.

Using scenarios that children can identify with, (including “spooky stuff”, creepy-crawlies, the dark, bullying and others sources of fear)  this presentation gives you visuals and full presenter’s notes. It suggests how you might lead the children in discussion, as well as give the biblical answer to the question “What can I do when I am afraid?”

It focuses on the mighty power of God and shows in very practical steps how we can use the Bible effectively, and how to rely on Christ at all times.

By the end of this session, the children will have learned how to zap some fears by themselves, how to ask for help when they need it and how to trust God to zap the fears that only he can deal with.

Right-click on the links below and save the files to your own computer.

Download the presenter’s notes for When I am Afraid (PDF)

Download the free PowerPoint presentation for When I am Afraid. (8MB)

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