I love the fact that God has called and equipped me for ministry. There is nothing else I could imagine doing. One of the best parts is that I get to be creative in so many different ways. I am going to share my 30 favorite ministry ideas/resources over a 3 day blog series.
So, here are the first ten......
1. Themed Events: I LOVE THEMED EVENTS! We currently have one themed night per month in our mid-week ministry for kids. Themes generate excitement and a great way to change things up. Change is good when it comes to programming! Here are a few of the themed events we've done recently:
Chicks vs. Dudes
Duct Tape Blitz
2. Grandparents Sunday: One of the highlights of our year in our kids worship service. Read about that here.
3. Teacher Break Room Blitz: I love establishing a relationship with a local school. One of the ways that we do this is by showing the teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. You can read about that here.
4. Giant Undies: you bust out a pair of giant undies and every pre-teen boy in the room is suddenly paying attention. I love the element of surprise...who thinks their pastor is going to use a pair of underwear to illustrate a point?! You can get those here:
5. Prayer Object Lesson: My favorite object lesson of all time. Powerful. Using 3 index cards, two candy bars, and one super sized candy bar illustrate for kids why sometimes it seems that God is answering our prayer with a "no." You can read about that here.
6. Baggies & Skewers: This one is another favorite object lesson. This is used to illustrate trust. I've talked about Abraham and how he must have struggled trusting God when it didn't make sense. You can read about the object lesson using a gallon sized baggie and bamboo skewers here.
7. Foot Fettish: Use your feet to tell a Bible Story! I love doing this....decorate the bottoms of your feet using face paint of crazy costumes. Tell a story live or video tape ahead of time to "change" clothes or characters. Fun!
8. Take Home Devos: I love putting tools in the hands of parents that allow them to minister at home. Here's one that we did for Christmas that was a hit!
9. Fun Mail: Kids love receiving mail. What about sending them something super crazy that goes along with an upcoming worship theme? Here's what we did with our Duck Dynasty theme.
10. Duct Tape Blitz: One of our most fun themed nights was our Duct Tape Blitz. You can read about that here.