Ideas For 52 Great Children's Sermons And Other Good Stuff
- Publish Date: 2002-01-01
- Binding: Perfect Paperback
- Author: James W. Kemp
Children are the future of the church -- and pastors are always on the lookout for creative ideas for children's time. Because abstract concepts are so difficult for children (and many adults) to grasp, it's very important to use simple, concrete methods of illustrating biblical truth. This resource offers a year's worth of ideas you can expand upon for great messages. Each nugget makes the scriptures understandable to children of all ages -- while having some fun in the process. The material also can be used in the home or for story time in Sunday school or day care settings.
Jim Kemp has a delightful ability to communicate the faith to children. With his images, lively style, and biblical grounding, pastors will find here a great resource for talking with children about the things of the Christian faith.
William H. Willimon
Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry
I have been teaching storytelling and preaching for twenty years, and recently incorporated into the course a children's storytelling component. I found Kemp's ideas very helpful in their simplicity of format and challenging content. With his suggestions for sermon-direction, Kemp's book is a valuable tool for presenters, demonstrating how to use imagination and wrap a singular sermon thought around an idea that will readily communicate to children. This resource will help facilitate tellers' creativity and enliven the storytelling time with children (where the adults will be listening in as well).
Professor of Preaching and Storytelling
Asbury Theological Seminary
James W. Kemp has pastored several United Methodist congregations throughout Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (B.S.) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div.).