Christmas 2017 Volunteer Gift Tag

Christmas 2017 Volunteer Gift Tag

Christmas is a time for giving. Don’t forget to give a treat to those who give their time to you each and every week. Your volunteers! We wanted to make loving on them as easy for you as possible. So, we created some great gift tags that you can use with cellophane bags filled with whatever you choose. Some ideas might be Christmas socks, gift cards, lip balm, hand lotion, movie tickets, or anything else you can think of. Here are a few ideas we came up with. Whatever you choose, your... Read More
From Planning to Dreaming: A Strategy for Planning Ahead

From Planning to Dreaming: A Strategy for Planning Ahead

One of the recurring issues we hear from partners is their constant struggle to plan ahead.  As the saying goes, “Sunday is coming” and there are a lot of pieces that need to be put in place before it arrives! The life of a CM leader can easily become a repeating pattern of rush and prep to present on Sunday each week, followed by hurry and clean up as soon as the last service is over.   And the cycle continues, doing what has to be done, week to week and Sunday to Sunday. One of the fastest... 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
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

Large Group Script Options

K5 Compact: Written for one person leading large group with 15 or fewer kids. Less complicated for churches with limited space, volunteers, and resources. Often large group supplies are used week-to-week. Worship has two songs and is written as part of the script for the same person leading large group to include. K5 Plus: Written for two people, Host and Storyteller for K-5th combined large group for more than 15 kids. For churches with more resources and volunteers. Host carries the theme... Read More
AD Space