July Editor's Notes

This summer, we get to view the story of Jesus through a man whose life was radically changed when he encountered the story of Jesus. Paul went all over the known world preaching the Story of Jesus. We’re excited for kids to experience that life-changing story of Jesus first hand and put their faith in Him.

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Social Media Plan

Partner with parents where they are with these social media cues for the week of June 12.

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July Director's Notes

Use these notes to build your ministry’s Family Experience.

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Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 26

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 26

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: Do the people around you know you’re a believer by the way you live? When you are follower of Jesus, your actions should reflect your relationship with Him. And one of the biggest ways your actions show your faith is when... read more
Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

If you haven’t already, you’re about to hit summer break. That beautiful time of year when kids are out of school, life slows down a bit, and vacation dreams become a reality. But if you’re in children’s ministry, you face a different reality. Kids attend church less frequently because of those vacations… same with your volunteers. And does life really slow down? Not so much. Filling in the gaps left by absentee volunteers makes your life more hectic than usual. (Not that people shouldn’t take... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 26

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting June 26

These posts are designed to review the lesson, so plan for them to appear in your ministry’s social media accounts after you’ve taught the lesson in your ministry. Also, if you share social media accounts with other ministries in your organization, coordinate with them to develop a plan for when to schedule posts and how to designate the intended audience. If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with... read more
Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Volunteer, You Are The Awesome Secret Sauce

Dear Volunteer, Thank you. Thank you for being on the frontlines of ministry each week. You play a unique role to help shape the future of a child’s life. There are not enough thank-you cards to say how grateful we are. Week by week, you plant and share God’s Truth in a relational way kids can put into practice. You prepare before you arrive on Sunday. You meet kids in their world to help them talk through and embrace faith. Thank you for choosing to develop relationships with kids to have... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 19

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 19

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: It’s easy to see why the early believers were skeptical of Paul. But Barnabas was able to convince those early church leaders that Paul could be trusted. With your group today, talk about the value of getting to know... read more

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Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas...

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