A few weeks ago I submitted my version of an object lesson called: “The Power of the Cross”to Kidology.org. Here’s the idea – you show a bowl of water, make it dirty, try to clean it and make it more dirty, use a cross to stir the bowl of water and it almost instantly turns clean! It’s chemical and totally cool. You can get it here: http://www.lulu.com/content/2053332 It’s a word.doc and it’s free! Use it for your children’s church or children’s ministry class as you get close to the Easter season and let me know what you think of it. I am considering adding an object lesson download once in a while – maybe once or twice a month. Any topic you are looking for – I’ll dig thru my stuff and see what I’ve got.
I had the rare opportunity to have lunch with Reggie Joyner. If you don’t know who this guy is then check out his website. He was on staff with Andy Stanley at NorthPoint Church in the greater Atlanta area. Reggie is the guy who has started to change the way we as children’s ministers think. I asked him this question: “What do you think the future of the typical children’s ministry will look like?” His response was along these lines:
The future of the the typical children’s ministry will need to change. Ministry to Babies all the way to highschoolers will need to become more integrated and get on the same page. Parents need to become integrated into that same plan so we are all working together.
What a wonderful thought. When was the last time you met with your youth pastor to go over goal and vision together? When was the last time you called a meeting with parents to get them on the same page and get them in on the vision? Have you done this? What has the response been and what can you offer as advice yourself?
Oh yeah, I know I said that I’m not into name dropping but Randy Christensen was there too
It’s finally happend… the Jamie Doyle Ministries site is up and running again! After about a 10 month change of content to the website (if you viewed the site over the past 10 months you would’ve seen my attempt to promote my services as a family entertainer), children’s ministry resourcing and training is once again the main focus of the site. Please check it out – I will be adding more to the free resources page in the coming days, as well as more information about booking me for your special events. A special thanks to my fabulous wife, Jennifer (that’s her in the family photo), for helping with the content and the design!
This, along with the online bookstore , updating this blog and regular posts and replys on Kidology.org are just the beginings of my re-entry into children’s ministries (more about that subject in a later posting).
I have also added another book to the online bookstore. “Tricky Lessons Made Easy”. This is my e-book/lecture notes for using illusions to illustrate the gospel to children. It’s stuff you can do and you will amaze your audience too! The other books are still there as well. So, please check it out!
Feb 08I have had favorable response to my “Teaching Kids To Give” book in my new online bookstore. Today I have added “Teaching Kids To Give Vol. 2″ to the online bookstore. To download it… only $8.00! It’s got 10 more giving lessons that you can use in your children’s worship service or class that will educate and inspire your children to practice great stewardship – plus, a section on gospel magic effects that can be used to illustrate giving principles.