I see lots of resources. Some are sent to me. Others I discover on my own. Most of them I don’t recommend to you. I look at them and ask myself, “Would I use this if I was a kidmin pastor?” (Or youth pastor, parent, pastor, etc.) If the answer is “No,” then you’re never going to hear about it on this blog.
The new eBook from Kidology fits in that category. And I’m going to give you an opportunity to win one a few inches down the page!
It’s called Bright Ideas for Children’s Ministry and it is packed with practical, hands-on activities and ideas.
[callout]If you don’t win, simply click this link and use this coupon code on the CHECKOUT page – SAVE5KF – and you’ll get $5 off the price of the eBook. Even if you only use one idea (and you will use a lot more) it would be completely worth the $12.
Here’s the cool thing…While the target audience is KidMin pastors, I found myself seeing how we could use it with the kids in our own small group.
The ideas are so good, I’m actually behind in writing this review, because I got caught up in reading and figuring out how I could use some of these with our small group and in my own upcoming talks!
I’ve got the breakdown of what you’ll find in the eBook below, but I had a crazy idea to shoot Steven Knight (one of the general editors) a text and see if he was available for an interview. Thankfully, he opened up a few minutes in his day, we jumped on Skype, and shot a super-short (5:56) interview.
This video will…
…introduce you to Steven (cool guy!)
…take a peak into how this project came about
…help you understand the target audience (and a few other audiences that will benefit)
…discover how they got so many people from around the world to contribute – including someone from the Land Down Under! (Australia…not…well…that other place “down under.”)
One quick disclaimer: Of the 49 ideas in the eBook, I contributed two. That said…If the other ideas weren’t outstanding, I wouldn’t be recommending it to you.
Here’s the Breakdown:
49 ideas in 8 categories
- Object Lessons
- Teaching Activity
- Children’s pastors
- Kidmin speakers
- Awana leaders
- Contributors range in age from 20’s to 70’s and come from several countries
Each Activity Clearly Laid Out
- Age Level
- Supplies Needed
Enter to WIN one:
I’ll be giving away a copy of the eBook. Giveaway ends at 11:59 (Seattle time) on Sunday, 10/26.
If You DON’T Win:
Remember – You can go here and save $5 by entering this coupon code on the CHECKOUT page: SAVE5KF