Saturday, February 5, 2011

Start from the Beginning

At the beginning of the year, I started serving as pastor at a small Baptist church. Wanting to involve the children more in the worship service, I decided to start having a "children's time" during the early part of the service. I was going to be teaching verse-by-verse through the epistle to the Galatians, so I wanted the "children's time" to relate to some aspect of the passage each week, and I wanted to use as many hands-on or real-world teaching tools as possible to communicate the biblical truth.
As my wife and I started searching the internet for ideas from week to week, we quickly realized that there really is not much available apart from the typical narrative "Sunday school stories" and holiday motifs. So, we decided to launch this blog as a way of sharing what we've done from Sunday to Sunday, working through Galatians. Hopefully it will be helpful to you.
If you have comments or questions along the way, please feel free to share or ask.

~barry and april


  1. Pastor Barry, I have quite a bit of experience with children; perhaps you would permit me to make a suggestion or two. Children (and adults) learn best when as many of their senses as possible are engaged. But then, you probably already knew that. ;)

    Years ago, I discovered a Christian publishing company that understands that premise and designs ALL of their curriculum with that in mind. You can find them @ . You can even request free samples. If you have a Christian bookstore near you, you may also be able to look through some of Group's resources there.

    I hope this helps. God bless you for caring so much about the youngest members of your church.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage