Welcome to our MBI Children and Family Ministry Quarantine Newsletter!
We seek to support Children and Family Ministry by providing free or inexpensive resources that inspire and educate faith in Jesus.
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,” ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:166
Books, Curriculum, etc.
Engaging children while live-streaming your online church service can be difficult when it isn’t directed toward their learning styles. This resource allows children to participate during an online church service by writing their own notes. Use this template to help your child draw pictures of stories mentioned, write down key points, and ask questions about words or phrases they don’t understand. Find out more about this source here.
As the stay-at-home orders are lengthened, it can be a growing experience for families to follow God’s command to love one another. This article allows both typical and special needs families to understand how they can show love to their family through quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of service, and receiving gifts. After families take the test to discover their love languages here they can use the activities included in this resource within their own homes. For more information visit here.
This media resource seeks to help children discover who God is and to provide parents with expert help and everyday encouragement. Families can experience God’s goodness together through a variety of weekly episodes that include worship songs, Bible verses, and off-screen activities. Enjoy shows like 3,2,1 Penguins and Veggie Tales that allow the whole family to grow in faith. For more information visit here.
Navigating the new normal of hosting children and family ministry online can be challenging for leaders and teachers today. This article compares and describes five media platforms which introduce new ideas and helpful tips when choosing how to produce online content for children’s ministry. Learn how to utilize Zoom, Facebook, Youtube, and Email when you access this resource here.
This article provides encouragement to parents discipling their infants and young children. Discover how devotions that teach toddlers about God can plant spiritual seeds that can impact them for the rest of their lives. You can find the link here.
5 Easy Ways to Teach Preschool Children Bible Verses
This article provides creative tips which help your preschooler memorize Bible verses. This isn’t merely learning new words, but to help children internalize in their heart how God has and will work in their lives. You can find the article here.
A sojourner is biblically defined as someone who wanders in strange lands. A sojourner today could be a foreigner, orphan, or even someone with special needs. This article helps Christians to know and empathize that living with a disability can feel like being a stranger in this world. Find more here.
“I can’t hug you on the IPad”
Families around the world are facing the obstacle of long distance communication with their loved ones. This article shares the struggles and blessings a missionary family navigates as they grow to understand and obey God’s call for their lives. Find out more here.
Arts & Crafts
This craft is a beautiful visual of Matthew 13:45-46 through the making of a clam. Use this craft for decoration, or for memorization purposes by opening and closing the clam to practice recalling the verse without seeing it. You can find this source here.
Books of the Bible Crafts by Danielle’s Place
This source is a great compilation of activities on the books of the Bible. These activities include free downloads, detailed instructions, videos, and visuals for inspiration to children and family ministries. You can find this compilation here.