Introducing…… The Barnyard Project

Introducing…… The Barnyard Project

Raise your hand if you started Christmas shopping on Amazon Prime Day. What? Just me? Okay, I’m not judging you Christmas Eve shoppers. But I do know that if you lead a children’s ministry, you’re thinking Christmas—right now. You’re planning ahead for ways to help the kids and families in your ministry experience joy, both at Christmastime and throughout the year. That’s why we’re excited to introduce this year’s Christmas giving partnership! Through THE BARNYARD PROJECT, kids and families... Read More
October Editor’s Notes

October Editor’s Notes

Courage is being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid. WEEK 1 Key Question: What do you worry about? We wanted to start the month on courage helping preteens think about the times they feel scared or anxious. When we can identify what makes us scared, we can figure out a plan to help us through those moments. We kick off October in Exodus 2:1-10 where we meet Moses and his family. Moses was born in a time when Pharaoh commanded that all Hebrew baby boys be killed.... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 4

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 4

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: When you’re stuck in the dark, what do you need? A light! God has given us His word to lead us in the way we should go. When we read God’s word and APPLY it to our lives, we can follow God in obedience. As leaders, you have the... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents for August 4

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents for August 4

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 July 28

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 28

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: In the children’s book called “My Mouth is a Volcano,” the main character, Louis, simply cannot stop himself from talking. All of his thoughts are so important that the words explode, essentially erupting from his mouth, causing... Read More
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