“Why do we do it?” Helping Kids Understand Worship Practices

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kids ask a lot of questions. And they might be asking questions about your family or adult service that their parents don't know how to answer. Share this printable with the families in your ministry to help parents teach their kids about worship practices. The more kids understand what they're doing and why, the more they'll engage in the service! [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the printable here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F05%2FDKM-Why-Do-We-Do-It-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="29708" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/a-guide-to-family-worship/"][/vc_column][vc_column...

Church in Cars? Drive In and Drive Through Church

As churches experiment with ways to gather their people in a safe and controlled environment during the pandemic, one popular idea is holding church in cars with either a drive-in or a drive-through service! What's the difference? A drive-in service typically involves participants driving to the church parking lot, parking their cars, and viewing the service from their vehicle. A drive-through service means the families drive through a designated route on the church campus, stopping by different stations to interact with the pastors or complete aspects of worship (like giving offering, taking Communion, picking up family devotionals from the kids department, etc.). Both offer ways for your church community to connect with you, see each other, and be on the church campus, all while staying safe.  Vanessa Myers, one of our DKM Marketplace Vendors...

Emoji Sermon Notes for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this Emoji Sermon Notes printable with your kids to help them engage in a family or adult service! They're the perfect addition to your worship activity bags for kids! Find more ideas and printables for sermon notes for kids here, and dive deeper into the topic of including, not just occupying, kids in a family service with this online training.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Emoji Sermon Notes Printable Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F05%2FDKM-Emoji-Sermon-Notes-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_single_image image="30696" img_size="large" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Sermon Notes For Kids List

If you search “Sermon Notes for Kids” on the web, there are literally hundreds of options that show up. So to help you narrow down your search, here’s a list of links to my favorite free sermon notes for kids! Sermon Notes for Kids are a great activity to include in your worship bags and encourage kids to participate in the church service. I recommend including a sermon notes printable every week, but feel free to change up the look, layout, style, or format each Sunday to add variety for your kids! Then start over and cycle back through them. Before long, your kids will have favorites! Emoji Sermon Notes Printable that just released from Deeper KidMin! Free Bible Coloring Pages from Sermon for Kids Worship Notes for Kids PDF from MMMCrafts Kid’s Sermon Notes Printables from Melissa Schaper Free Sermon Notes for Kids...

Parent Note for Family Worship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you're planning and preparing worship activity bags to help kids engage in your family services, don't forget to address the parents too! Attending a worship service as a family might be brand-new territory for your families, and parents may feel anxious or nervous about their child(ren) being disruptive during the service. Use this week's free download to help put parents at ease! For more resources to help prepare your families for an intergenerational service, check out our 5 practical tips for family worship, our Guide to Family Worship resource, and our online ministry training all about including (not just occupying) kids in a family service![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Parent Note For Family Services Here!" align="center"...

Worship Activity Bags: Praise Packs

As churches begin reopening after COVID-19, many will keep families together in one service for a while before opening their children's ministry. That means babies through adults will be worshiping together in one setting, and while that excites us as children's and family ministers, parents and senior pastors may not be so thrilled. In an interview with Michayla White from the International Network of Children's Ministry on FaceBook Live, I share some ideas for engaging (not just occupying) kids in your services. (This conversation turned into me teaching a breakout session on this topic at several children's ministry conferences + making the breakout session available online here.) One of my favorite ways is to provide worship activity bags, which we call Praise Packs! Praise Packs are a goody bag with activities that help kids engage and...

10 Free Zoom Game Ideas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here's a set of fun games to play together with your kids via Zoom! They are all simple and require no prep for the leader or the kids. It comes with a set of instructions for each game, and they are all simple enough for most ages. The instructions include special details for playing these games  (some very common) over Zoom in a virtual environment![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Zoom games here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F04%2FDeeper-KidMin-Digital-Zoom-Games-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Games Include: Deserted Island Simon Says Two Truths and a Lie Six Minute Memoirs Most Unique Show & Tell Would You Rather? Virtual Scavenger Hunt Emoji Hunt Virtual...

Reopening Your Children’s Ministry After COVID-19

Here in Georgia, Governor Kemp has given churches permission to reopen their doors and resume services, as long as we maintain strict social distancing protocols. This announcement has pushed churches to begin the discussion that causes excitement and makes our heads spin at the same time: What will reopening in-person church services look like, and what does that mean for children's ministry? Whether you're reopening this Sunday or not even considering it until June, here are some ideas & resources from a variety of denominational backgrounds and organizations to help inform your decision and plan. I'm still trying to figure out what everything will look like too, but I hope this list helps inform your discussions in planning the best possible options for your ministry. Keep these tips in mind when creating your reopening...