Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's New With Tony?

It's fun to stop by my old blog here from time-to-time. My blogging interests have moved in several directions and taken on more of a business model. Besides my kids ministry site, here is a breakdown of sites I'm currently managing:

  • Madison Indiana Observer - this is a news and information blog for our town. We're just getting started but hope to add some writers and grow the site into something useful for our community.
  • Devotional Christian - this is a blog I launched a few years back. I am more of a technical manager helping other writers share their talents with the world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Personal Update

I haven't had much time to blog lately, mainly because we welcomed our 4th child in our family. Plus, we're fostering and just enjoying life. Maybe I'll spend more time on the computer this winter.

I've been writing an occasional article for Children's Ministry, but beyond that I've just been laying low.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Where Can I Find Free Sunday School Lessons Online?

Free Sunday School Lesson Plans for Children's Sunday School Lessons at Church

The internet is a great place to find teaching resources for Sunday school. It takes a little looking and some discernment, but the material is out there. Over on my other blog, I've been building a resource list that points to free Sunday school materials and lesson plans online. I wanted to post a few of the highlights here.

  1. Wycliffe Bible Translator has made several series of bible lessons available on their website. These are top quality studies on prayer, missions and the Bible. They can be downloaded for free to use in your children's Sunday school class.
  2. Calvary Chapel offers kid's Sunday school lessons from the whole Bible on their website. From what I've seen these are well done and include many helpful activities. This is a great resource to find ideas if you need to supplement your Sunday school curriculum.
  3. My children's Ministry website is where I keep the whole list of free resources for children's Sunday school. I've listed eight different places to find free Sunday school lessons, but I would love to make the list longer. If you know of Bible story lessons online for free, leave me a comment below.
  4. You won't want to miss the lesson plans from Christian Answers. Net

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Church Nursery Articles

On my other children's ministry website, I've been getting some great feedback on the posts I've written about the church nursery. It seems like there is a real need for encouraging articles on this topic. Here are some that I've written so far. Feel free to leave me a comment or email me if you find these helpful. TonyKummer@gmail.com

7 Reasons Why Your Church Nursery Service Is Vital To Your Church
: This is a post that I originally wrote for our church newsletter. I wanted to communicate to our nursery workers that their service was important.

God Is In The Church Nursery: This has been the most popular article I've ever written. It doesn't get the most traffic, but it constantly gets positive reader feedback. I'm even thinking of submitting it to one of the children's ministry magazines. I've posted a Word document you can download and print too.

Writing A Church Nursery Manuel In A Small Church: After looking into the process of writing a church nursery manual, I was concerned that most of the advice online would be impossible for small churches to carry out. So here are my thoughts about putting together a volunteer handbook for your church nursery.

Church Nursery Volunteer Guidelines: Here are some sample job descriptions I wrote for our church nursery volunteer training. They are not too complicated, but I was trying to make the expectations very clear.