Hands-on Mission Project for Journey Off the Map

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Would you like to teach your kids about serving others and being on mission right where they are? This year we have a great mission project that is totally customizable to your church and community. At one time or another many people may find themselves experience some "off the map" circumstances. During those times we can provide comfort and encouragement to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year involve your kids in making "Off the Map Bags" to give to children in a local ... Continue Reading

Top 5 Zip Tips for Enlistment

You've made the decision to bring Zip to your zip code, and you've determined which activities best fit the gifts, interests, and needs of your church and community. Now the big question: How do I enlist workers for the task at hand? Check out these Zip Tips to get you moving in the right direction. Tip 1: Seek out those who have a passion and interest in seeing kids come to know who God is. Tip 2: Tap in to the resources you have in your church. Do you have an art teacher, a musician, a coach ... Continue Reading

6 Ways to Use the Giant Inflatable Game Cube

I’ve told you before how much I love the Giant Inflatable Game Cube, but today I wanted to inspire you with a few ways you could use the cube in your children’s ministry. Use printer paper for the game instructions and each choice will fit in one of the clear plastic pockets on the sides of the cube. 1.     Review. Put questions in each pocket, as specific as What did David use to kill Goliath? Or as general as Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? Have kids roll the cube and then answer the ... Continue Reading

VBS + Missions = Winning Combination

Missions Under the Northern Lights for VBS 2012 features five missionaries and their stories on how God is working in their lives and their ministries. Three of the stories were provided by the International Mission Board (IMB) and two of the stories were provided by the North American Mission Board (NAMB). The VBS 2012 Missions Rotation Leader Guide features a DVD with five videos and some video extras to use as you teach the Missions rotation. To get up-to-date information and the latest ... Continue Reading