June Editor's Notes

This summer, we get to view the story of Jesus through a man whose life was radically changed when he encountered the story of Jesus. Paul went all over the known world preaching the Story of Jesus. We’re excited for kids to experience that life-changing story of Jesus first hand and put their faith in Him.

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Summer 2016: Where in the World?

All summer long, we’ll discover more about Paul, how Jesus changed him, and how God used Paul’s faith to change the world! We’ve created some intentional connections for your church families to experience Paul’s story no matter where they are this summer!

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Social Media Plan

Partner with parents where they are with these social media cues for the week of May 22.

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June Director's Notes

Use these notes to build your ministry’s Family Experience.

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Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 22

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 22

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
Comparison Is the Thief of Contentment

Comparison Is the Thief of Contentment

“Gracie gets super excited when her big brother comes into the room and calls out ‘bubba!’ Plus she says ‘doggy’ and ‘book’ and ‘ball’ and ‘milk.’ She’s just so bright and never stops chattering!” My Facebook friend was enthusing about her 9-month-old. My 15-month-old son was currently stuck on “dada” for everything. Even “mama,” which had shown up for awhile, had dropped out of the rotation. I gritted my teeth and scrolled down past another friend’s professional family photo shoot in a sunset... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for May 15

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for May 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: When something makes us unhappy, we can sometimes focus on the past and the way things “used to be.” The problem is, we hardly ever look back on the past with our reality glasses on. Usually, we wear rose-colored glasses... read more
Stage Design for Shared Spaces

Stage Design for Shared Spaces

About the author: David Clark is the Technical Arts + Production Coordinator at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana. He loves running, social media, and Chipotle.   Some days I sit and dream about what it would be like to have a ministry space that is specifically dedicated to our elementary worship experiences—A big, beautiful room that’s truly ours, and no one else’s. But I’m quickly brought back to reality, reminded that we do ministry each weekend in a gym—a shared... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 15

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 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
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