Lessons Archive

16. Effective Leadership – Finding & Keeping Volunteers – (L1-2-3)

Length: 46 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

Teacher: Becky Fischer, Founder/Director of Kids in Ministry International Taken from the book Redefining Children's Ministry in the 21st Century Becky shares some challenging and soul-bearing looks into the two-hundred year old wine skin called Sunday School and where it has lost it's cutting edge in capturing the hearts of a new generation. This is a call to the Church to rise up and take the challenge of bringing children what they are truly hungry for–personal encounters with the living God.

7. Understanding Children & Worship (SSCM Level One)

Length: 51 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Hard

Intense, heartfelt worship with kids is a critical element of taking kids as deep into the presence of God as we know they can go. But there are built in problems in children's ministries in practical areas in creating those worship experiences. It is very rare for children's ministries to have the luxury of live worship bands due to lack of musicians, equipment, finances to buy the sound systems, or even just the space to put it all. Therefore we have had to become experts at having powerful times of worship with just CDs.

10. Creative Use of Drama (SSCM Level One)

Length: 41 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

Packaging the Word of God in creative and interesting ways is key to helping children embrace, enjoy, and love your Bible lessons. As a teaching tool, using creative drama skits is one of the best ways to help kids remember important principles from the Bible. Drama skits should be in every teacher's tool belt. It livens up the classroom. It can change the atmosphere from something serious to lighthearted humor.

14. Scriptural Basis for Children’s Ministry – SSCM Level Two

Length: 54 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

The Bible actually has volumes of things to say about children, including highlighting great biblical leaders whose stories began in either infancy or childhood. This is a look at familiar and unfamiliar scriptures analyzing what they mean to us today in regard to how God views the children in our care, and what we can expect from them spiritually and prophetically as children.

30. Scriptural Basis for Children’s Ministry (L1-2-3)

Length: 54 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

The Bible actually has volumes of things to say about children, including highlighting great biblical leaders whose stories began in either infancy or childhood. This is a look at familiar and unfamiliar scriptures analyzing what they mean to us today in regard to how God views the children in our care, and what we can expect from them spiritually and prophetically as children.

2. Kids as a Mission Field – SSCM Level One

Length: 38 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

Children up to the age of 19 make up nearly one third of the world’s population, and yet the Church prefers to focus on adults for discipling, equipping, teaching, not realizing that childhood is the time God designed people to receive the Gospel. While only 6% of people accept Christ as adults, and only 4% as teenagers, as many as 32% of children receive Jesus when given the opportunity. Yet their salvation is many times belittled at worst and undervalued at best. In this teaching we share challenging statistics of why we need to concentrate on evangelizing and discipling children more aggressively as church leaders. After all, the Muslims are having great success discipling their kids.

5. Children & the Holy Spirit – SSCM Level One

Length: 60 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

Even in our Charismatic and Pentecostal churches, it is rare to see more than about 25% of our children under the age of twelve filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. This is primarily because adults frequently doubt a child's ability to understand this gift or use it properly. This session completely debunks those erroneous opinions and demonstrates how powerfully children can be used by God when filled with the Holy Spirit while giving advice on how to lead children into this experience easily and effectively.

1. Evaluating the Church and Her Children – SSCM Level One

Length: 37 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

In business one must evaluate on a continuing basis the effectiveness of what they are doing if they are going to have a viable presence in the market place, or they will go broke. They must evaluate everything from finances to customer service. If customers don’t like products or services, they will go elsewhere. But in the church there is seldom any real evaluation going on especially in children’s and youth ministries. Our attitude too often is as long as the kids are out of our hair, we’re happy. Seldom do church leaders ever sit down and actually evaluate the spiritual effectiveness of their children’s ministries.

1. Evaluating the Church and Her Children (L1-2-3)

Length: 37 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

In business one must evaluate on a continuing basis the effectiveness of what they are doing if they are going to have a viable presence in the market place, or they will go broke. They must evaluate everything from finances to customer service. If customers don’t like products or services, they will go elsewhere. But in the church there is seldom any real evaluation going on especially in children’s and youth ministries. Our attitude too often is as long as the kids are out of our hair, we’re happy. Seldom do church leaders ever sit down and actually evaluate the spiritual effectiveness of their children’s ministries.

8. How to Prepare Your Lesson (L1-2-3)

Length: 58 minutesAuthor: Becky FischerComplexity: Standard

Most churches have historically only held Sunday Schools for their children. They have focused on telling Bible stories rather than teaching the meat of God's word and creating room for the move of the Holy Spirit. Our KIMI curriculums are primarily written to be used in a children’s church setting rather than the Sunday School classroom, primarily because we feel the children’s church environment is much more conducive to a move of the Holy Spirit. We deliberately design each of our lessons to take the children into “the Holy of Holies” and encounter God’s presence.