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 April 24.

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June Director's Notes

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

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RECENT POSTS

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting April 17

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting April 17

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
Engaging Through Transitions

Engaging Through Transitions

Our friend, Gina McClain, shared some ideas about how small group leaders can help kids move from elementary ministry to student ministry on the Lead Small blog. You’re a small group leader leading the oldest kids in your ministry. Whether it’s 5th or 6th grade, your few are headed toward a transition when the new school year begins. And you have the chance to help them. As an SGL, we challenge you to embrace the value Move Them Out. Why? Because transitions are a reality of life. And now is a... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 10

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 10

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: Perseverance is hard. But it’s easier to stick with it when we hear other people’s stories of perseverance. Think about a time when you went through a hard situation and God brought you through. What did you learn from... read more
Leading Small With Leaders

Leading Small With Leaders

So you’ve got a team of volunteers. They’ve signed up, been trained, they know what to do in case of a fire, they know the in’s and out’s of how a 4th-grade boy’s brain works, they’ve got their T-shirt, they’re good to go. Now what? Now you focus on keeping them. One of the best ways to keep your volunteers connected is to lead small. Wait a minute. I thought leading small is what the volunteers are supposed to be doing. That is the small group leaders’ job. You are absolutely right. It is.... read more
20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

FX began in 1996. I remember that year easily because it was also the year my first child was born. After 20 years I’m often surprised at how God has used this simple idea to change lives all over the world. 20 years has gone by fast, and a lot has changed. My daughter is grown. FX has taken many different forms. But the idea of creating an environment for families to better understand who God is, what Jesus did, and how we can live our lives – well, that will never change.   FX is a... read more

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Phil Pierce is originally from Southern California. While there, he worked for Disney, CBS,...

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Dan Scott is the Large Group Director for 252 Basics Group. He spends most of his time lea...

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