Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for December 16

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for December 16

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 finally here. Christmas! The day we celebrate the greatest gift, Jesus. Over 2000 years ago, God chose to send us the most precious, perfect, valuable gift. But it wasn’t a something. It was a someone. Jesus, Emmanuel, God... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting December 16

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting December 16

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 Pre-Service Pep Talk for December 9

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for December 9

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: Imagine for a minute what it must have been like for Mary, a young woman of little means, with no power or authority or status to speak of. Suddenly an angel appears to tell her that God has chosen her to help usher in the... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting December 9

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting December 9

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
February Editor’s Notes

February Editor’s Notes

Service is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why should you serve others? Service often includes going above and beyond to help someone in need. For many preteens, they might wonder why they should go to all that work. This question gives them a chance to discuss why it’s worth it to go out of their way to serve and help point others to Jesus. We start the month in John 13:1-17 where Jesus offered an incredible example of service. When the disciples show up to the meal... Read More
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