Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Children’s Ministry Teacher Tip: Simplifying Craft Preparation Published: August 3, 2013 This quick tip will help you simplify your ministry craft preparation. Our classes are filled to capacity; we have 280 children attending. Since there are 15 to 20 children in each class, craft preparation is time-consuming. To help with all the craft preparation, we order all our craft supplies in bulk. Then we recruited a group of ladies at a local retirement home to help us out. These ladies call themselves the Pleasant View Craft Crew (PVCC). They get together once a month to cut, sort and count craft supplies for our program. This crew is an important part of our ministry now, and they’re saving our teaching staff valuable time. To let the crew know how they’re making a difference, I take photos of the children making the crafts and share them at our PVCC preparation party night. We serve coffee, tea, and pastries as a way to thank the ladies for their time. I share with the ladies what our program is all about and specific stories of children and staff whose lives have been changed through the program. Jodi Gantz Manheim, Pennsylvania Looking for craft ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!