July 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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Social Media Plan

Partner with parents where they are with these social media cues for the week of June 12.

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July Director's Notes

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

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Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 3

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for July 3

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: This week, we’ll talk about how the story of Jesus is for everybody. Not just the Jews – like some in Paul’s day were insisting. Not just for those we might categorize as “good people.” Thanks heavens it’s not just for... read more
UPDATED: Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 3

UPDATED: Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 3

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 June 26

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 26

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: Do the people around you know you’re a believer by the way you live? When you are follower of Jesus, your actions should reflect your relationship with Him. And one of the biggest ways your actions show your faith is when... read more
Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

Summer Large Group Volunteer Recruitment

If you haven’t already, you’re about to hit summer break. That beautiful time of year when kids are out of school, life slows down a bit, and vacation dreams become a reality. But if you’re in children’s ministry, you face a different reality. Kids attend church less frequently because of those vacations… same with your volunteers. And does life really slow down? Not so much. Filling in the gaps left by absentee volunteers makes your life more hectic than usual. (Not that people shouldn’t take... read more

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