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There’s got to be more than Pinterest!

My teachers bring Pinterest into the classroom, but it doesn’t always support the Bible study! Our time is limited with our kids, so we need resources and ideas that are new, fun, fresh and most of all, easy.  At Mr. Mark’s Classroom, a team of Children’s Ministers have joined together to create a resource that helps!

Classroom Swag

This is a bi-monthly resource with 20 pages of classroom gold!  One subscription and you are set!  It comes to your email the first of every other month and you can make copies for every teacher you have.  That’s right, one email and freedom to copy all you want for your teachers.  There are parenting tips as well so plan to give copies to your parents too. 

These ideas are coming from great teachers and the activities are kid approved!  Take a look at all the ideas you get in every issue:

Bulletin Board Ideas• Door Decoration Ideas • Ministry Help Articles • Children & Preschool Craft Ideas
Mission/ Ministry Ideas• Elementary Bible Skill Games • Children & Preschool Classroom Games
 Puzzles Center • Homeliving Center • Nature Center • Preschool Art Center Ideas • Blocks Center • Parenting Tip Sheet

Read what others are saying about Classroom Swag!

“Thank for all you do! I love your ministry and how you network with so many. Preschool ministry can be a challenge to find ideas that work with younger preschooler especially. I love what “Swag” has in it.”

Thanks again! 
Shelly, Preschool Minister


“After looking through it I realized what a valuable resource it is and asked our children’s minister to sign me up for the subscription. I received my first copy on Friday and couldn’t be more pleased with the decision. Thank you for the time you put into this.”

Bobbie, Children’s Ministry Teacher


This is an awesome publication. . . That can be used and reused.  I look forward to every issue and appreciate your efforts to help childrens workers. Thanks so very much.


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These ideas may be published into a book format in the future.
Learn more about the writers that have contributed to Classroom Swag.
Mark Jones is the Children’s Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City where I love and teach preschoolers, children and their parents. I enjoy speaking all around the nation to train children’s ministry leaders and parents.

He is the founder of Mr. Mark’s Classroom, an online leadership development and teacher resource company. Mr. Mark’s Classroom helps overwhelmed children’s ministry leaders get clarity, confidence and the resources they need to win at reaching kids for Jesus, equipping kids with Bible skills and teaching kids to serve others.

  Debbie Barrett
Stacia Boyd is a teacher at Verdigris Public School and has been teaching elementary kids for 21 years. Her favorite subject has always been science. She has a love for nature and enjoys sharing God’s wonderful creation with children of all ages!
Maria Brannen serves as a State Missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in the area of Kids Groups and Faith Development.  She has a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia College and a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She has a passion for Kids coming to know Christ and growing in their Discipleship (especially in the area of Bible Skills). Maria enjoys serving in Kids and Family Ministry at her church – FBC Monroe through teaching Bible Drill, VBS and serving with FBC Monroe on Family Mission Trips.  
Jenni Carter joined the state missionary staff of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board August 2013. She serves as a consultant I the Kids Groups and Faith Development Department. Prior to this position Jenni served as the Children’s Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia for 24 years.  Jenni has a passion for helping equip children’s leaders. She is married to Jimmy Carter (yes, and they’re from Georgia) and they have three grown daughters, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren.
  Stephanie Chase is a graduate from Texas Tech University and received her master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has worked in Education and Kids Ministry as a teacher, director, writer and trainer for over 20 years and currently serves as the Kids Minister at Champion Forest Baptist Church. She is passionate about inspiring people to live the life God has planned for them through leading Family Conferences, Women’s Events, and Leadership Trainings. 
  Laurie Fryklund
Sarah Hagar is the Children’s Minister at Council Road Baptist Church in Bethany, OK. She has a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a M.A. in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sarah has served full-time in some capacity in ministry since 2004 in California, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Sarah desires to share God’s love with kids and their families so everyone can understand His plan for their lives, discover Bible truths, and apply those truths in daily living. Sarah and her husband, Joe, live in Mustang, and they love date nights, spending time with family, and quiet nights at home.
Shelly Johnston is the Associate Director of Childhood Ministries at Waterloo Road Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. Shelly and her husband Joe have three children ranging from 8 to 14 years old. Shelly has her B.S. in Child Development from the University of Arkansas and  M.S. as an Infant Child Specialist from the University of Central Oklahoma.  She has been serving in Children’s Ministry full-time for three years. She served as a volunteer for 13 years prior. She has a passion for ministering to children and equipping families to be the spiritual leaders in their families.
Lynn Jordan is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Capital Baptist Association in Oklahoma City. An Oklahoma University and Southwestern Seminary graduate, she is also a consultant for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and has led children’s conferences for LifeWay Christian Resources and the State Convention of Baptist in Ohio. Lynn is a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources and Mr. Mark’s Classroom. Lynn teaches Bible Drill at Choctaw First Baptist Church.
Paula Lawson has spent a good part of her life pointing children to Jesus through local Churches and Christian Education Centers. Paula is the Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church in Blanchard, OK. Paula and her husband Charles have live in Blanchard and have four children; Jacob, Kegan, Brant, and Allie. Her love for her own children and Children’s Ministry is a product of her childhood experiences and her current relationship with Jesus.
Gina McKean has served as the Director of Childhood Ministries at Portland Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City for 29 years. Her desire is to lead children to love the Lord with all their heart and to engage them in activities that will develop a heart for sharing His love with others.Besides working with children, she enjoys supporting all Oklahoma sports teams, crafting and learning to play the guitar. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Joanne Moran is a member of First Baptist Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma, where she has taught kindergartners for 51 years. Early in her teaching years she started leading conferences because of her passion to help train teachers and share her experiences with preschoolers and their families. She has led conferences for Sunday School, VBS, and Church weekday in Oklahoma and many other states including the conference centers Glorieta and Ridgecrest. She was able to fulfill a dream to write when she became a preschool curriculum writer for LifeWay. She has also written for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. She has been married to her husband, Henry, for sixty years; they have two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
  Pat Murphy
Stacy Neuschaefer’s love for missions began in Girls in Action, a WMU1 organization, in her small town church. She currently volunteers as the State President of Oklahoma for National WMU. She has taught children in a variety of ministry settings since 9th grade. She lives on mission in Oklahoma City, OK with her husband and three teenage daughters. As a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, she teaches a college Bible study, works with international women, and speaks for various groups of all ages sharing her heart for missions and evangelism.  1Women’s Missionary Union
Ann Oliver lives in Paris, TN. She has worked with Preschoolers for 50 years. She has lead SS, VBS conferences for Tn. Baptist and LifeWay, Ridgecrest and Glorieta and currently serves as the Director of two-year olds at her church First Baptist Church, Paris, TX. She has gone on mission trips and lead in VBS for over 20 years, both in the states and international. Ann has been married for 47 years. She has two grown children and one grandson. She enjoys decorating, working in the yard, planning and directing weddings. 
Genea Pine has been married to Ray for 34 years. They have four married children and ten grandchildren. She grew up at First Baptist Church, Broken Arrow, and came to know Christ personally at 21 years of age. In June 1994, during Sunday School week at Glorieta, NM Genea realized that God was calling her into a different level of ministry. Shortly after she joined the staff of First Baptist Church Broken Arrow. She now serves as Director of Preschool Ministries.

Genea’s desire in preschool ministry is to assist parents in building a spiritual foundation in their children’s lives by making sure that every time a child is at church they are learning about Jesus. 

  Dawn Schaffer
Sarah Sorenson lives in Chickasha, Oklahoma with her husband, Colby, and two dogs. She has a passion for teaching kids the Gospel in ways they can best understand. Her husband is the Minister to Children and Families at First Baptist Church in Chickasha, OK. Sarah enjoys helping her husband with weekly activities and special events there. In her free time she enjoys painting, going to the movies, and taking her dogs to the park. 
Debra Stephens is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Central Baptist Church, Owasso, OK. Debra loves to write, create things, crochet, read to her grandboys, paint and cook. Debra is married to Clay and they have four children, three grandboys and two dogs, Slim and Dude. 
Joyce Still
Emily Townley is the Director of Childhood Ministries at Waterloo Road Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. Emily and her husband Jeremy have 5 beautiful children and a calling to champion the needs of foster and adoption families. Emily has her B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Central Oklahoma and has been in Children’s Ministry for 15 years.  She has a passion for ministering to children and teaching them to seek and follow God. 

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