Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 26

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 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
Three Questions We Ask Our Small Group Leaders

Three Questions We Ask Our Small Group Leaders

You probably have those kids in your small group who find every chance they get to stand up and move seats every three seconds, or those kids who have magically decided to form a new music supergroup in the last four seconds, or maybe even those kids who stare a hole through you as you are trying to teach them the amazing story of Nehemiah rallying the people to build the greatest wall ever. Does that sound like your few? A group of kids so unique and different that you struggle to teach them... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 19

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 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: Every time I read this story I think, “I wonder if I’d be like the one or the nine?” I’d love to say with certainly that I’d be the one who returns and offers a big thank you to Jesus. But if I’m honest, I’m probably more like... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 19

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 19

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
Partnering with Public Schools

Partnering with Public Schools

Nine years ago, I arrived at Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Belmont, NC as its Children’s Pastor. Among the first things that I did as Children’s Pastor was to read Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide by Reggie Joiner. This book shaped my view of ministering to the family like no other. I began to constantly ask the question, “How can I partner with families in such a way that an impact for Christ can be realized at home, at church and at school?” Little did I... Read More
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