ESCAPE CHURCH Event Kit!

This was one of the BEST events I ever did for my preteen ministry! Everyone loves Escape Rooms, so I thought, “Why not do an Escape Church!?” It was a BLAST! Here is a highlight video to give you a feel for what it looked like: Also, available only to All Access Members is a detailed INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO! All Access Members get a download ZIP Folder with ALL the files you need! Inside you will find: Event Logo Map Files to customize Puzzle info and Graphics for six rooms MANY PDFs to print Graphics to use or customize Links to download videos above Safe info Hints info Welcome Code Intro Puzzle and MUCH MORE! This is an event folks will be talking about for weeks to come! I’ve saved you HOURS and hours of work creating all the files and puzzles for you. There is some set up work involved, but with this Church Escape Kit you’ll be up and going in no time! ALL ACCESS MEMBERS (Not an All Access Member? JOIN TODAY!)

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Gingerbread House Family Event Kit!

Host a Family Gingerbread House Building event. Everything you need is here! Our annual Family Gingerbread House Building has become a much-anticipated family event at our church! We charge a nominal fee to cover supplies and to ensure that we are prepared for each family that comes. Here is a highlight video to give you a feel for the event: In addition to building the gingerbread houses, we hold a contest with several categories and a system to make it all fair and objective. ALL ACCESS MEMBERS can download all the files needed to pull off this fun family event! INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD: Sample Schedule Supplies List Graphics to edit and use for promo Check-in Chart (used for check in, notes if they have paid, and what table they are at) Family Number Chart (for keeping track of each family’s number) Table Assignment Chart (families check in and are told which table to go to) Table Letters (cut in half, tape the top together, fold the bottoms under and tape to stand) Name Plates that can be used at tables for assigned seating Prize certificates (Most Creative, Most Festive, Most Detailed, Most Tasty and Most Impressive) Voting Numbers (given to…

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The 3 Penny Missionary Game

This simple, fun game helps children understand how a church is planted on the mission field. Help children understand the process of a missionary planting a church. As kids play this game, they will learn the up and downs (or forward and backwards) progress of planting a church. All that is needed is the PDF Game Board linked below (best printed on card stock) along with second page of explanation. (Which can be printed on the opposite side if you’d like.) Each child needs a small marker of some kind – a coin, bean, bead or other small item that looks different from whatever the other players use. 3 Pennies are used instead of dice to help emphasize the need to raise money. You can either give every child their own playing board, or they can team up in groups of two or three. This basic board game takes them through the stages of planting a church. The second page (or backside if you print two-sided) explains each step. As you play, the leader can be reading the explanations as a child reaches them. Let the kids keep a copy of the game to take home. They can play again…

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Proactive Leadership

If you are the one placed in charge of a children’s ministry, most likely you a leader. However, unless you are intentional, the weekly demands of ministry programs and needy volunteers can quickly push you into a role of being a reactive leader – constantly reacting to the needs that are presented to you via e-mail, voice mail, and in person. You will be doing a lot of good, but you’ll soon feel like the ministry isn’t going anywhere – and you’ll be right. It will be treading water and it will be all you can do just to keep your nose above the surface. You may be a servant leader, and that is a good thing – but you if you want your ministry to improve you must learn to be a proactive leader – one that is driving and determining his or her actions more than being driven by the endless demands that are constantly pouring in.What does it mean to be a proactive leader? It means you lean into the challenging situations that face you. You don’t avoid them, post-pone facing them, or pretend they will resolve themselves if you just ignore them a little longer. (Hint:…

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THE NO RULES GAME!

Why did God give us commandments and rules? Was it to spoil our fun? Rather than merely explain it, have your kids experience it! Play the NO RULES GAME! Randomly divide the kids up. Put out a bunch of game stuff. Blow the whistle say “GO!” As the kids start to try and play with the stuff, start awarding points AND penalties and declare a winner and loser. See how the kids respond. They won’t like a game with no rules where it is unclear how to be a winner! Finally stop the game and explain that’s WHY God gave us commandments. A life lived without rules leads to chaos. We need rules in order to win in life! WATCH THE GAME IN ACTION: LIKE GAMES THAT TEACH? Be sure to check out The Game Zone on Kidology!

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