With only five months separating us from Christmas,
it's time to get planning! Make your life easier by going ahead and
checking off a few items on your Christmas checklist. A little work
now can save you a lot of time and energy later!
• Get your calendar of events ready
now. Dates are going to fill up quickly, so go ahead and
claim the days you'll need for caroling and children's department
• Make a budget. Don't let
Christmas sneak up on you! If you plan on doing an event or
throwing a party, estimate the costs and plan ahead.
• Know what volunteers you're going to
need. While you don't need to start recruiting extra help
for the holidays just yet, you need to know if you're going to need
an extra hand or two. Make a list of what areas will need some
• Start gathering ideas. It's
never too soon to start browsing! We have
a wide variety of potential Christmas messages and activities
to get your brain storming.
• Don't worry about a Christmas
musical. That's right; don't worry. All you need is one
hour of rehearsal on the day of the production and your church is
ready for Bethlehem Bound. This kit makes preparing a
Christmas musical so easy, it's like you get your Christmas
While you're in the Christmas mood, check out
Christmas in July Sale. It's for one day only
(July 25th from midnight to midnight). You'll find some
of the best deals out there on children's ministry materials, some
as much as 75 percent off! Make sure to check it out!
Have you started planning for Christmas yet?
Share your plans with us using the comment section below!