In a society where technology is being integrated into new aspects of our lives daily, it’s important to acknowledge the changing platforms in the way young people today are receiving information.
An efficient Children’s Ministry program in the 21st century needs to contain a wide scope of interactive technology and methods perhaps previously unused in traditional children’s Ministry programs. If the format in the way children are learning is changing, should we not keep abreast of these changes and harness new resources and technologies in our presentation of children’s ministry?
There are a huge number of resources online ready to inspire and challenge you in your Children’s Ministry journey and we will continue to present these throughout the coming year.
These three short clips were designed for older children by the NSW Bible Society.... check them out.
Disney's classic Christmas story 'The Small One' can be viewed on YouTube (3 parts). This endearing tale involves a small boy, and the boy's old donkey, Small One. Sadly, the donkey must be sold.The boy and Small One wander the town looking for someone to buy and lovingly care for the donkey until finally, as the evening shadows and their discouragement deepen, a soft-spoken man stops and asks if the donkey is for sale. He is looking for a gentle donkey to carry his wife to Bethlehem.
This is a movie that all ages will appreciate and will generate plenty of discussion following the movie. Those who wish to purchase the movie will find it in Disney's 'Classic Holiday Stories' Vol 9- a compilation of Disney Christmas stories.
Looking for some Christmas material for your Christmas Children's Church program or to help tell the Christmas story to your children? YouTube has many resources that you may find useful. This well-produced clip is from NEST.
Christmas Candy Cane recipes, similar to those listed in the previous post, can also be found in Emily Biggers' book 'Delightful Desserts' (Christmas at Home series). This little recipe book also contains other Christmas edibles: Frozen Holiday Treats, 12 Days of Christmas, Cookies, Brownies & Bars and more to prepare and use as gifts or to make with your kids.
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