Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 20

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 20

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: Respect isn’t just about obedience. It’s also about the attitude we choose. As you talk to your kids this week about respecting their parents, remind them that respect is about showing others they are important by what you say... Read More

Changes to PreTeen GodTime Cards 2017-2018

We’ve realized in the course of explaining all of the updates to 252Kids and 252Preteen curriculum, we never took the time to explain the changes many of you have noticed in 252Preteen GodTime Cards. In the past, each day of the GodTime card has had a verse and a blurb that gets kids thinking about that one verse. This is great for younger kids to give them a surface-level scope of what the Bible says about a bottom line. When it comes to preteen, however, they are ready for something... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting August 20

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting August 20

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
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting August 13

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting August 13

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
Kick Start the Year

Kick Start the Year

Like the smell of a new car, there’s nothing quite like the feel of the start of a new school year. Groups have all their kids together again—possibly for the first time since the summer began—and everyone has stories to share from the past couple of months. To help you help your SGLs make the most of this fresh start, check out the tips below. (A little shameless plug for a fantastic resource from our friends at Lead Small: the Ice Breaker Box comes with almost 300 questions that can be used... Read More
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