Who are we?
Creative Kidswork is a Dutch Christian ministry run by Matthijs and Lindsey Vlaardingerbroek, who live in the Netherlands:
It is our passion to provide children’s workers, teachers and parents all over the world with the Biblical resources they need to enable them to teach the Good News of the Bible – God’s powerful Word!
As a couple we trained as fulltime children’s evangelists with OAC Ministries ( Open Air Campaigners ) between 1990 and 1992.
After our training in England we moved to the Netherlands to work there as missionaries and evangelists. Over the last twenty-five years we have been involved in church planting, youth work and children’s work. Together as a couple we planted and pastored a small church in a poor multicultural area in The Hague for many years
Over the last ten years Matthijs has been involved in fulltime Christian children’s work and has become one of the most well-known Christian children’s workers here in the Netherlands.
Our ministry in the Netherlands
Matthijs currently travels all around the Netherlands, giving training to children’s workers and doing Christian children’s shows in churches, family services, Bible clubs and primary schools. He uses ventriloquism, puppetry, storytelling, object lessons and gospel magic.
In everything we do we work interdenominationally and hope to be a blessing to as many children’s workers and churches as possible.
Our ministry to you
Besides all his speaking engagements Matthijs loves to write and create new ideas for our children’s ministry. As you can imagine he has collected a whole archive of his own creative ideas over the years.
Our ministry of Creative Kidswork stems from a desire to share all these ideas with other children’s workers, people like you. As well as all of Matthijs’ ideas, there are a number of other children’s workers who have freely made their ideas available to us. We are very grateful to them.
Growing and making things better
We really enjoy sharing all these ideas with you. Over the coming years we hope to offer you more hundreds more ideas. At the same time our aim is constantly to improve the site, so that it will be even more easier for you to use all these ideas!
Our vision and promise
We want to give you as many creative resources as possible so that you can use these to teach your children the Good News of the Bible – God’s powerful Word.
Our vision is to create more and better object lessons, Bible games, Bible stories, demonstration video’s, children’s moments, icebreakers, creative prayer ideas, crafts ideas, science experiments, etc. which will enable you to be the best children’s worker, Bible teacher or children’s pastor that you can be!
We want to enable you to create a fun, attractive, inspiring children’s ministry that will encourage the children to know God and be known by Him, so that they can grow in Christ and become more like Him!
This is our promise to you:
“We will do our utmost best to provide you with the best Biblical resources for your children’s ministry that you can find, so that you can help your kids to grow in their faith.”
Matthijs & Lindsey Vlaardingerbroek
How can I become a member?
We offer two different memberships:
Individual membership, which gives you and your family access to all the ideas on the site for just $25 a year. To join, click here.
Group membership for churches, schools or other groups, which gives all children’s workers or teachers access to all the ideas on the site. A group membership costs just $99 a year. To join click here.
What is the different between a personal membership and a group membership?
A group membership is great value at only 99 dollars a year.
How can I search for ideas on the site?
1) The broadest way to search is to use the categories at the top of the site. Here you can find all the ideas, or all ideas for children’s moments, or all ideas for creative prayer, all ideas for Sunday school lessons, for RE lessons, for school assemblies, for gospel magic and for creative preaching
2) A more accurate way of searching is to use the categories on the right hand side of the site. Here you will find about 30 - 50 categories to choose from.
3) If you are looking for ideas on a specific Bible verse or person in the Bible, a theme or a word, then you can use the green 'Search engine' button on the top of the page on the right.
Are there any free ideas on the site?
These will give you a flavour of all the ideas you can find on the site once you become a member.
How can I renew my membership?
How can I cancel my membership?
Why is the site no longer free?
Having said this, we do see this work as a ministry and would not want anyone to be left out through lack of funds. If anyone is unable to afford the contribution, they can get in touch with us and we will give them a free membership.
What stops me sharing my personal membership with others in my church so we don’t have to take out a group membership?
We hope that you will encourage others to take out their own personal membership, or suggest to your church that they take out a group membership.
Help! I’ve got stuck. I can’t log in, or I can’t see an idea….what do I do?