Chances are you turn to the Internet to find inspiration and information for your ministry…in fact, you’re on a children’s ministry website right now. Today, I wanted to share with you some websites to bookmark and visit whenever you need some fresh ideas. These suggestions come from children’s ministers around the country, so get your bookmark file ready for some fresh sites.
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For special events or extra time outside of our regular curriculum, this is the go-to site for creative resources for kids. The resources are categorized by age, theme, and topic, making finding material a breeze. The site makes it very easy to download what you need for free.
This is a catalog of many children’s ministry bloggers and much more. There are crafts, creative print-outs, games, and a search window to guide your browsing for quick inspirations in lesson planning.
Pinterest is a one-stop shop for finding great ideas. You can search by topic, materials, Bible passage, or…anything, really! Pin the ideas to boards you create, and you’ll never be stuck for an idea again.
This site is full of Bible-based crafts, games, VBS-specific crafts, and activities. You’ll even find free lessons in Spanish.
This site is full of creative, easy, inexpensive craft ideas for almost every holiday and theme. You’re going to love it. Use your imagination to bridge your Bible lesson to these fun crafts. Check it out and start making something adorable.
This is an awesome resource for ministers and volunteers to find great illustrations, media, and topical aids. When you’re teaching on a certain subject or special occasion, go here to discover super additions to boost your lesson.
This is a great resource for families and churches. Mark Merrill’s Family Minute has short articles and radio segments on a variety of parenting and family topics. This website has been helpful in offering parenting ideas to our families through our family ministry Facebook page.
You can find more great websites to bookmark inside each issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine.
Which websites do you go to for inspiration? Let us know in the comment section below.