Children's Ministry Resources


Newsletter Issue # 25 --  August 30, 2016 



Mission Statement: brings over 25 years of experience to children's ministry. Our Bible lesson plans and activities are designed to lead children to Christ, helping them grow in their faith, so they can proclaim the good news message to the next generation.  


In today's newsletter:

1) Devotional: "Dinner," the Rooster

2) Memory Trick

Beatitudes for children's ministry

1) Devotional: "Dinner," the Rooster

Editor's note: The following devotional was sent in by longtime subscriber and regular contributor, Emmalea Butler. It's a glimpse in the life of one of her farm animals, a rooster named, Dinner! It is laugh-out-loud funny and brings home an important spiritual point. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Your webservant,
Sarah Keith <><

. . . There is a twist to the story of Dinner. Although we have taken care of him just like his sisters; he was pampered with a warming light on those cool spring nights and was sung to faithfully every night as the coop door was secured for their safety. But something didn’t “take” with him; Dinner was different...

Read on about Dinner, the Rooster.



2) Memory Trick

Do you know the Ten Commandments? BUT, can you say them in order? (Confession: Before developing and creating these drawings, I couldn't say them in order either*!) As teachers and pastors in Christian education, don't you think this is important to know? By using my memory trick drawings, you will discover that God's Top Ten Commandments are literally on the tip of your fingers! This is a helpful memorization technique for kids, parents, and grandparents---at home, school, and church! 

Begin by holding up one index finger and say: 
#1 - God is #1. Have no other gods. 

Hold up two fingers and make them "bow down" and say:
#2 - Don't worship idols. 

Hold up three fingers, place over mouth and say:
#3 - Don't misuse God's name. 

Repeat three times, then say them again without looking at the drawings. How'd you do? The next 7 commandments are just as easy to learn, and you will have them memorized for life!

Available in three different formats!
Our Ten Commandments' Full-color Poster (18" x 12"), 
our downloadable Flash Cards
and our downloadable Ten Commandments' Video.

(For ages 4-Adult.)


Read what others have said about them, see below.

"LOVE the signs! This grew into quite an empowering ministry for kids and adults. My sister and I have taught HUNDREDS of people over the past few years, even in Mexico and El Salvador!"

"These were absolutely amazing! I probably could have named four of the commandments prior to preparing for this lesson for our kindergarteners, and now both my daughter and I can go through all ten!"  

"We used this technique last Fall. When we reviewed them a semester later, the kids remembered every one of them!"

*Ordered according to the traditional Hebrew Bible.


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