The Cokesbury Kids blog is all about ministry!

Each week of 2020, our goal is to provide ideas to assist you as you minister to families and teach the gospel to the kids in your community.

Next Steps for Fall Festivals

Next Steps for Fall Festivals

by Jayne Andrews
Ready or not it’s time to welcome the fall season. ... read more
Keeping the Weekly Bible Learning Going During the Pandemic

Keeping the Weekly Bible Learning Going During the Pandemic

by Laurie Hembree
Before March, had anyone ever heard of “take-out church” or a Zoom Bible Study? Our world has changed so fast that it is almost hard to... read more
Staying Connected With Families and Kids

Staying Connected With Families and Kids

by Amy A. Harriman
You know that feeling you get when a child runs down a church hallway towards you for a great big hug? Or finding a half-wilted flower left... read more
Ways to Find Sabbath and Soul Care

Ways to Find Sabbath and Soul Care

by Jayne Andrews
Balancing home and work has taken on new meaning over the last several months as we learn our new norm of working online from home. Most of... read more
What We Learned from Hosting a Virtual VBS

What We Learned from Hosting a Virtual VBS

One of the highlights of our ministry to kids and families has always been VBS, Vacation Bible School. The ministry of VBS connects all age... read more
Virtual Knights of North Castle VBS

Virtual Knights of North Castle VBS

by Lauren Bedevian
Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is one of the highlights of my year. When the next year’s theme is announced, my mind already starts... read more
Ways to Make Old Events New During a Pandemic!

Ways to Make Old Events New During a Pandemic!

by Eleanor Christiansen
I hope you are giving yourself a pat on the back for how flexible and innovative and faithful you have been as you have sought to reinvent... read more
What Are Spiritual Gifts and Do Children Have Them?

What Are Spiritual Gifts and Do Children Have Them?

by Tanya Eustace
There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord; and there are different... read more
Helping Children Honor Diversity

Helping Children Honor Diversity

by Selena Cunningham
Diversity is a topic that is on a lot of people’s minds these days. Let me first say that the purpose of this article is not to... read more
Planning For Fall – Virtual? In-Person? Hybrid?

Planning For Fall – Virtual? In-Person? Hybrid?

by Amy A. Harriman
During my vacation time, I found myself interspersing curriculum and volunteer recruiting books with my beach reads, tucked into my tote... read more
What Pandemic Loss Means for Kids

What Pandemic Loss Means for Kids

by Sarah Flannery
One morning in February, as I sat in a peaceful house plunking away at my laptop, my husband walked into the doorway of my room and said,... read more
Helping Kids Through Doubt in Their Faith Journeys

Helping Kids Through Doubt in Their Faith Journeys

by Selena Cunningham
Most people experience doubt of some sort at some point in their faith journey. It could be doubt about the events of a Bible story. It... read more
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