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10 Free Resources Every KidMin Pastor Ought to Know

#9: MAX7

Max7 is a worldwide partnership which freely serves the work of evangelism, helping children and young people live life to the MAX, 7 days a week—the abundant life described in John 10:10. The Max7 website features a variety of Bible resources including curriculum, videos, music and training materials for use through children’s ministry, sports or creative ministry.

With an easy-to-use multilingual search function, the website allows users to find resources relating to a Bible verse or keyword.

In addition, the Max7 community is able to participate and contribute to resource development through feedback and uploading new resources to the site. This means that you get a chance not only to use and take but also to contribute and give!

Here are just some of the types of resources you can find there: videos and animations, illustrations and photos, presentations, music, puzzles, visual aids, camp programs, small group programs, special events, sports events and many more. Don’t take my word for it. Find out what all they have to offer HERE.


LUMO is a visual translation of the four Gospels produced to truly engage people with Scripture! There are four LUMO films. Each of them is based on a specific Gospel account and designed to be utilized by churches, ministries and individuals to create compelling Scripture engagement programs that bring the Gospels to life.

The visual nature of these films resonates strongly with children and youth, inviting them to experience the story of Jesus. Almost every time I am preparing a lesson based on the life of Jesus, I find a LUMO movie clip that I integrate into my storytelling.

If you want to take LUMO for a test drive, start HERE. Click the GET STARTED button on the Home page and enter your name and e-mail address so that you can receive a link in your inbox and gain access to high quality LUMO videos right away!


I hope you give them a try and discover the difference they can make for you. Someone once said that the best things in life are free and I have certainly discovered this to be true when it comes to children’s ministry resources. These 10 are incredible!

As you enjoy these resources, remember that even though they are free to you, someone else has invested a lot of time, energy, talent and money to put them into your hands. May we never forget to be grateful and may we never be too busy to take a moment to say thank you to that artist, composer, writer, musician, blogger or animator who made a positive impact on the work we do. Never underestimate the difference a simple THANK YOU can make in someone’s life!

This article originally appeared here.