Our Children’s Ministry is completely online for 2021. Our goal is to enable leaders the opportunity to focus on ministry to children using a plethora of digital resources.  We are embracing the technology while maintaining contact with the children we are assigned.

Churches should no longer scramble to move from in-person to online ministry. We the church have a responsibility toward children and to those that minister to children to offer resources and direction to assist in closing the digital divide that may have been caused by the pandemic.

What are some options for children’s church services online? Even with the church building closes for services, you can continue to do children’s ministry.

Suggested Meeting Platforms

Since we cannot meet in person at church for children’s ministry we have the opportunity to take children’s ministry online! If you have not previously used a lot of digital resources for your children’s ministry it might seem a bit overwhelming to think of how to suddenly do digital ministry exclusively. Here are some online platforms you may want to consider.

Suggested Curriculum Options

If you’re a Sunday school or children’s ministry director, you understand the importance of a good Sunday school or Bible study curriculum. It’s the extremely rare leader who has the time to put together their own lessons, crafts, and resources. Eventually, you will find yourself having to choose a curriculum. Here are some online options you may want to consider, remember everything is Not free.

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The Church Of God In Christ Publishing House exists to fulfill Psalm 68:11 by creating, publishing and distributing the highest-quality Christian educational resources that educate, inspire and equip God’s people.
The Doctrine Project is a curriculum based on the doctrine of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). This series of lessons explain all 15 sections of the the doctrine for children kindergarten through 7th grade.
We publish Christian education resources, including Bible studies, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School curriculum, books, movies, and websites designed for African American churches.

Interactive Game Options

Here is a list of fun ideas that you can play with your children during your next Zoom or Google Meets session.  Some time it is good to step away from the Bible lesson and allow your young people to enjoy themselves with an interactive game with their friends.

Host a Free Virtual Bingo Game every day with up to 25 players. You can try and learn how it works. Log in to your Bingo Maker account using Facebook or your email/password. In the top menu bar, click “Free Virtual Game”.

JeopardyLabs allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. Building your own jeopardy template easy. Just use our simple editor to get your game up and running.
Play hangman, make your own hangman game to share, or just find some impossible to guess words.  You can type in a Bible verse, or a familiar phrase  share your screen and allow the children to find the answers.

It’s time to take this childhood game to the next level. Compile a list of 5 or so items that you want your children to find in their homes. Get creative and weird with it. Have them search through their closet or the whole house.  Give them one item at a time or all five. Don’t make this easy for them!

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun to 1+ billion players every year at school, at work, and at home. Sign up for free!

Kids love music so why not incorporate it into a Zoom game? All you need is a music sharing account and a speaker. Select songs that children with recognize and play the intro of each song. The players have to guess the song title or artists for a point.

Let’s make sure however you are ministering to your children, that it’s not just a process, that your not just going through the motions.  We have to effectively minister to our children and do all that we can to ensure that they have a RELATIONSHIP with God.

Don't Forget To Pray

While almost every child is comfortable in a conversation with their peers, they might feel like they don’t have the right words to talk to God. They may have an unhealthy fear of God or just be afraid that they might say the wrong thing.

Children may not understand that prayer is simply a conversation with God; just like their daily conversations with a parent. Leaders, every session with your children must include prayer and the offer of a new relationship with God.