Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

I can remember sitting through my first Orange Conference seven years ago and attending a breakout on Baby Dedication events. I knew this was something our church had to do. When we began to implement Baby Dedication events, it was a game changer for connecting families to our ministry and our church. We found that when a family went through the process of our baby dedication, it solidified the relationship between them and us. These are the three things we keep in mind when creating our Baby... Read More
Setting the Stage – Kids Rock (June and July 2017)

Setting the Stage – Kids Rock (June and July 2017)

Kids Rock! Yes they do! And, we’re going to have a great summer rockin’ out with them! When we say “rock,” you think rock n roll don’t you? Well, keep thinking that and run with it! Fill your environment with real instruments, pictures of instruments, inflatable instruments, and anything that can be used as an instrument. You could also hang music notes from the ceiling and use big stars to mark each classroom’s entrance. Whatever makes you think music and loud and fun is what you want to use... Read More
Sharing the Load

Sharing the Load

I am reading through the One Year Bible this year and am particularly looking at what the Word says regarding children and children’s ministry. Recently the passage included Exodus 18:17 – 23 – Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s... Read More
Easter 2017: Postcard Printable

Easter 2017: Postcard Printable

Easter is coming. And, it’s coming fast. As in, it’s not this Sunday but the next. I feel like we just celebrated Christmas, and here’s Easter!! I’m sure you’ve already made lists to make sure there are enough people, supplies and goldfish for Easter Sunday. But, have you thought about the Monday after?  Well, most of you will be off that Monday (I hope). So, let’s talk about the Tuesday after Easter. What are you going to do on that Tuesday? We hope that somewhere on Tuesday’s list is “Follow... Read More
June 2017 Editor’s Notes

June 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer. Throughout the summer, our preschoolers will be introduced to people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God wanted them to do, and our preschoolers can do that too. In June, we’ll hear the stories of Jesus in the temple, young Samuel learning to... Read More
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