I am just a regular person with a passion for chldren's ministry. God will use anyone if they are willing to go and do. I have just recently become a stay at home wife. I worked outside my home my whole adult life until now. I have been married for 33 years, and have 2 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren.
I have ministered in children's ministry for close to 30 years. I love children and enjoy teaching them about Jesus, and the wonderful Word of God.
I taught Missionettes for 15 years and enjoyed every minute of it. I am now the Department Head of our Children's Ministry which as I said God will use and enable anyone that will go and do. I love my team of teachers we are a team for sure. This is a vital component for any ministry to be effective.
After I became the Department Head of our church about a year later, our church packed up to move to a new building. We thought we would be in a hotel for only 4-6 months. It turned into 2 years. Children's church became a 1 hotel conference room, where we were to teach children from 2 months to 10 years of age. Boy, God knows how to stretch us doesn't He?
Well, when we were packing up, we also packed up all of our curriculum. Which left us in a major delimina. I had always loved to add extras to the curriculum that was provided: praise and worship, games, crafts, skits, etc. So I got on my knees and prayed asking God for direction. Curriculum was expensive, my church was in a hotel, so God directed me to begin writing our curriculum. I began with Creation.
During this time my Pastor Kenny Gatlin, published his book Staying Power. As I read it for myself, the Lord just opened up my eyes, mind, and heart. I began to see how this book could become the foundation for our cirriculum. It did and that began my new assignment from the Lord. Writing curriculum. Making it affordable, and giving teachers encouragement, ideas, games, crafts.
Teaching children's ministry is wonderful. But it does take alot of preparation and planning. You can try to wing it, but those kids will eat you alive. You will not last long!
So I pray this site will encourage you, and partner with you as you lead Jesus Kids to Him. To grow to love the Word of God, and to surrender their lives to Him all the days of their life.
30 years of ministry experience. 5 years of writing curriculum to include crafts, skits, games, and teacher encouragement.
Based on Acts 6 and 7: Presenting the Word of God to children in its fullness. Teaching the Word of God in a fun and effective way where children leave wanting "more" of God.
I have been in children's ministry close to 30 years. One of my greatest heartbreaks has been when I see children that loved God, and were hot for Jesus, walk away from HIm.
My Passion is each time in church it is life or death, you never know how long a child will attend and some come sporadically. So each service we must present anointed messages which will touch a child's life, and what they experience at church in their spirit will leave a lasting impression of wanting more. They will learn to read and study their Bible and be empowered by the Holy Spirit their testimony will be the greatest testimony, to walk with Jesus all the days of their life, never experiencing the sin and darkness the world has to offer.
They will love Jesus and not the world!
"Do not love the world or the things in the world" 1 John 2:15