About Sermons4Kids

How it all began

Sermons4Kids was founded in 2001 by Charles Kirkpatrick -- a music teacher and bi-vocational pastor. He is the author of many of the sermons that appear on the Sermons4Kids website.

In 2002 Zulma M. Corchado de Gavaldá began translating sermons into Spanish. And in 2006, Carol Williams joined the team to create Bible-based games, crafts, and puzzles that so many people know and love.

In 2019 Outreach, Inc. acquired Sermons4Kids.

Sermons4Kids Plus launched in December 2019 out of a need for lectionary-based lesson plans.

The Outreach team continues to advance the Sermons4Kids mission by providing even more types of resources for children’s ministry like:

  • Bible-based lesson plans for upper elementary, lower elementary and preschool
  • short animated videos
  • discussion prompts for parents
  • exclusive handouts
  • coloring pages and other puzzles and activities
  • how-to videos
  • worship videos and countdown/trivia videos
  • thematic multi-week lesson packs
  • and a 3-year digital curriculum designed by Vivid Sunday School Curriculum

Who are we now?

In a nutshell, we’re a team of people who are passionate about helping kids know and love Jesus.

Our goal is to equip and empower children's ministry leaders to bring the Bible to life for kids.


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