Halloween is coming soon, and what better way to be relevant with your kids than to talk about fear.
Fear is something we all deal with in one form or another, but it is also something God tells us not to do.
When we finished a series of 4 kids ministry lessons based on the movie Monster’s Inc., we ended the series with a family trip to the theater to watch Monster’s University. The kids had so much fun, we decided to make the lessons available to other people to use as well. One of our lessons was titled Fear Not, and it can be yours now!
Each lesson from Messages from Monsters includes the timing for a movie clip to show, along with a clip introduction and clip wrap up. This is how we tie the movie into the lesson. In addition to the movie clip information, each lesson includes:
lesson prep passage
daily bible focus
Using movies and pop culture is a great way to keep the attention of your kids. I mean, what kids haven’t seen Monster’s Inc? (and if they really haven’t, they should at least know what it is). When Jesus taught, he used parables to make his point, telling stories that used things the people were familiar with. Using a movie clip is similar to a parable– you are framing your lesson with something the kids are familiar with.
Another positive— any time the kids see the movie in the future, they will think of you and your lessons! It is a great way to associate biblical principles to familiar things.
If you are involved in a kids ministry, or are a parent looking for a way to have some spiritual conversations with your kids, this series would be great for you. Our kids had so much fun, and your kids will too. If you like the Fear Not lesson, you should check out the entire series, and join countless churches and ministries who have downloaded and used it with their kids.
4 week kids ministry curriculum series
looking for some great family devotion resources? Check out an Amazon #1 best selling children’s ministry book: Got Fruit: a guide to family devotions based on the fruit of the spirit.
Your child’s relationship with God must extend beyond Sunday morning. Parents have to take a leading role in the discipleship of their kids. Based on the Fruit of the Spirit, Got Fruit? is an effective tool to help parents disciple their children. If you are looking for help with your family devotion time, Got Fruit? is for you! Through this devotional you will be guided through discussions that build on each of the 9 fruits of the spirit. Each of the 9 devotionals include bible passages that highlight the highlighted fruit as well as a few related thoughts. Also included is a series of discussion questions that will help you guide your children in a conversation to bring truth and understanding. This short devotional is a perfect tool to guide you as you disciple your children into a deeper relationship and understanding with God.
Ron is happily married to his best friend, and dad to the best daughter you could imagine. He has over 19 years experience of teaching, leading, writing, creating and consulting. He has written for churches, contributed to several collaborative publications, and written a #1 Best Selling Devotional on Amazon. Don't hesitate to ask if you think he could help you and your ministry in any way.
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