FAQs

Children's Sermons Should Be:

It should be a Biblical children's story: The theology for the Sunday Morning Kids Story doesn't need to be sophisticated but it does need to be Biblical. Keep it simple but keep it scriptural.

It should be an Interactive children's message. Don't preach to the children. Involve them in the learning experience. 

It should be a short children's message. Most kids have a very short attention span. Don't let them get bored. Otherwise, the main thing they will learn is that church is boring. I would keep it under 5 minutes. 

It should clearly present some aspect of the Gospel. If you get too abstract most kids will miss the point. Keep the thought progression simple.

It should be a FUN children's message. Ideally the children should look forward to this time in the service.

It should be a "risk free" children's message: Protect the kids from being embarrassed in front of the congregation.

Short Sermons for Children - For Children's Church and Sunday School

FAQs  - I will be adding material to this site ASAP. 

Can I use these stories on Sunday morning?  Yes.  Just give credit to Sundaychildrensfocus.com.  I'd really appreciate it if you could put a link to this site on your church web site - or any web site you have. Thank you!   I've come up 95% of these messages but some of them have been inspired elsewhere.

Are there more coming?   Yes.

Could these be arranged by the Revised Common Lectionary  Yes.  I've started posting them for each Sunday. 

Who is the site author?  My name is Andrew Hewlett (BA MDiv. -Wycliffe College, U. Of T.)  I am a pastor / priest in the newly formed Anglican Network in Canada. I live in Victoria B.C. with my wife and two children. I have served as a pastor at three churches here on Vancouver Island and am now serving as associate pastor at St. Mary's Open Gate Church in Victoria B.C.  When I'm not doing church stuff I enjoy spending time with my family, Ham Radio, ornamental welding, and participating in the local Search and Rescue group.   

Why this web site? Jesus said "let the children come unto me." That says it all.

I believe the most important part of doing kids sermons is to proclaim in word and example the tranforming love of Jesus Christ.  Even if the theology goes over their heads my prayer is that will remember church as the place where they heard about Jesus and experienced a bit of his love and joy. That just might open them up to the unconditional love of God that goes out to us all.


pastorandrew[at]theopengate[dot]ca

Blessings, Andrew Hewlett

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