Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 15

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 15

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 you ever feel like that dog in the movie “Up” that freezes midsentence at the sight of a squirrel? Sometimes it feels like our lives are just a series of reactions to distractions. Those distractions threaten to take the... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting July 15

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting July 15

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
September Editor’s Notes

September Editor’s Notes

Initiative is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: What around you needs to be done? Often it seems like preteens are in their own world where everything revolves around them. We kick off the month with this question, because initiative starts with noticing there’s a need in the first place. We hope that preteens will begin to see beyond themselves to see what’s going on around them. In our first week, we start at the beginning of Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah 1:1–2:9. We... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 8

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 8

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: Confidence isn’t easy when you feel all alone. But God didn’t make us to be loners. He created us for relationships – both with Him and with others. One of the most important things we can do as adults is to help the kids around... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting July 8

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting July 8

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
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