1. A Gerbert VHS.

2. Your premium edition felt board.

felt board

3. A Psalty Cassette.

4. A Gospel Bill VHS.

5. An assortment of WWJD Bracelets.


6. That old tape of your Good News Stampede VBS Commencement Service, circa 1997.

7. A copy of The Clown Ministry Handbook. Thinking about starting this ministry back up? Don’t. I was a big fan of Bozo and Ronald McDonald, but it’s time to let this go.

clown ministry

8. An AOL CD-Rom, because you can’t clean something out without finding one.


9. Some Pogs that you confiscated one Sunday morning.


10. A Giga Pet that you had planned to give out as a door prize.



What is the strangest/oldest thing you have found in your children’s ministry closet? Leave yours in the comment section!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.