As a ministry leader, it is very important that you know how to prepare sermons for kids that they understand. The future of your church, or ministry may be in their hands. Here are some great sermon ideas on how to prepare sermons for kids.
The internet is the greatest place to search for ideas on how to prepare sermons for kids. Search under “about Sunday school for kids” for free lessons and under “bible stories for kids” look for videos, outlines, free Christian movies and other resources.
Consider abilities when you plan for children’s ministry. Each child is one of a king. Each child learns differently. Choose Sunday School for kids lessons or stories from the Bible. Keep in mind that some children can read words. Others can only tell you about the pictures.
Bring your sermons for children to life when you prepare sermons for kids. When presenting your sermon, provide real life illustrations. Help your students point out the likenesses and the differences of things in your sermons that they see or experience in their daily surroundings such as family, school, church, food, computers, games, sports, toys and more.
Make the time for children’s ministry sermons, a fun time. When preparing sermons for kids, think about things children like to do. For example, children love to play games. Children love music. Children love to eat. Create, or find children’s games, songs, snacks and other things related to the sermon lesson that you and the children can enjoy doing together.
Help your students stay focused during your sermon delivery. Time your children’s ministry message. Use 5 – 10 minute short sermons. Afterwards, introduce some fun activities based on the sermon taken from bible stories for kids. Sermon-based fun activities might need the same amount of time to stay focused.
Youth sermons contain the seeds for the future leadership of your church or ministry. Your youth sermons are the seeds that you sow into their lives. What you sow now, as well as how you sow it, will show up in the years to come. So, aim to make what they see and hear in your children’s sermons a positive and unforgettable life experience. Short, yet powerful, sermon audio can be played during quiet time to help inspire and sow valuable seeds.
Share your comments, suggestions, sermon ideas or testimonies about how you prepare sermons for kids as well as your personal childhood memories about the sermons you heard in children’s church.
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