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.

Preparing for Children's Sermons

Preparing for Children's Sermons

by Joan Walker
Who Is This Post For? ... read more
Falling for Fall!

Falling for Fall!

by Patty Diehl
A new season is here! Whether you live in an area of the country where you are energized by the advent of cooler temperatures and colorful... read more
Our Virtual World!

Our Virtual World!

by Jayne Andrews
Recently the Barna Group published an article about technology titled, One-Third of Engaged Christian Parents is “Media Stressed.” ... read more
New Ideas for Fall Children’s Ministry Traditions

New Ideas for Fall Children’s Ministry Traditions

by Amy Jo Alspaugh Harriman
When the word fall is mentioned, even if the temperature is still hovering around the 80’s in the city where I am located, I imagine... read more
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
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