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...
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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...
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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...
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Allowing Room for Margin

Do what only you can do and let somebody else do the rest.  This is the best advice I have for busy ministry leaders!  It can be tempting in children’s ministry to just do it all yourself, because you know YOU will do it the way you want it done.  The problem with...
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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...
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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
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 12

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 12

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 it comes to gratitude, there’s one thing that can kill it every time. The root of the ingratitude is comparison. The workers in this parable were comparing the amount of time they’d put in to those hired later. But... read more
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

The word “tradition” is defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.  I love this!  Traditions are multi-generational, crossing all lines of age and even ethnicity.  When we share with our kids and grandkids their lineage and heritage it broadens their perspective and worldview.  God made us one and all, so different and yet so much the same.   Some of these traditions have been passed down from several generations and keeping them alive will teach your kids... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 12

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting November 12

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 November 5

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for November 5

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: Gratitude is like a muscle you have to exercise. If we don’t regularly flex that muscle, we can become selfish, entitled and greedy. So how do we exercise our gratitude muscle? By celebrating what God has done. A heart of real... read more
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