Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

When you see people in need, don’t wait for someone else to help them.   That’s what Nehemiah does in Week 3 of November’s 252 curriculum, “All Hands on Deck.” And it’s exactly what we want to set up the kids and families in your ministry to do during the holiday season this year!   Compassion International’s BiteBack! project addresses a unique need in Uganda and other developing countries where a single mosquito bite can lead to malaria—and even death. Malaria has been swatted out... Read More
4 Ways to Connect with Your Kid’s Teacher

4 Ways to Connect with Your Kid’s Teacher

We know how important it is to encourage the families in our ministry to widen the circle. As we’re in the season of back-to-school, our friends at the Parent Cue blog posted some ideas for parents to connect with school teachers.   1 – Make It Personal I know the hardest time to get to know a teacher is when my kid needs help or is in trouble. I want to make it a point to befriend his teachers as soon as possible. Ask them questions about their classroom and their life. Connect... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting August 30

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting August 30

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Why You Should Consider A Social Media Policy For Your Team

Why You Should Consider A Social Media Policy For Your Team

Tom Pounder, a student ministry pastor, started a conversation on Orange Leaders about developing a social media plan for your ministry. This plan would encourage the volunteers to set a good example for the students in the ministry. Although the elementary kids in your ministry will not be active on social media, their parents sure are, so many of the ideas discussed can apply to elementary ministry as well.   Check out the conversation... Read More
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