Prayer Journals by John Hailes

One of the challenges I'm sure we all face in children's ministry is getting our kids to open their bibles and pray! So often we struggle to find time to do this in our services!

One way we have encouraged this is to offer prayer journals for families to go through together or older kids to do alone! They follow the format of SOAP:

Scripture - Observation - Application - Prayer

7 day prayer journal to help families engage with our week of prayer!

Download a copy here

21 day journal. Useful for Lent!

Download a copy here

 

If you are interested in a customizable copy for your ministry then contact me and we can work something out! :)

International/Missions Sunday by John Hailes

Each First Sunday of the month in our Kids Church is Missions Sunday! We teach kids about missions and how they can be about missions even at home!

The BEST part about our Missions Sunday is always our Speaker! Each month we invite someone who has been involved in 'missions' or someone who was originally from a different country! This person shares with the kids what their country is like and how its different from America. Kids love to learn about different countries and it goes a long way to expel ignorance and further their Worldview. The hope is that kids will also begin to feel a passion for missions and the nations of the World!

Kids get to experience the other cultures through pictures, video, hearing the language, touching clothes and trinkets and best of all...by trying the food!

If your church has people who have vacationed abroad, done short term missions or were born in a foreign country this may be a perfect thing for you to include! Alternatively why not hit up a local college and look for possible speakers there! 

I hope this document helps you to get started with your first International Sunday!

Download the International Document HERE

Rules Video by John Hailes

I recently got fed up of watching volunteers go over our Rules at the start of service! It was being drawn out and we were losing kids attention! So I decided to get a little creative and make a service intro video that would cover our 3 kidZtown rules...

1. Listen to the Leaders

2. Booty on the Block

3. Respect Everyone

Check out our video...and why not make your own? or just steal ours? :)