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

Creating A Prep Team

We all know how much parents love bringing home those cute crafts on Sundays—the cuter the better! If it has googly eyes or a handprint on it, we know it will go straight to the refrigerator when they get home! The problem is, those cute crafts that we all know and love take time and work to prepare! So how do we do it? How do we keep those adorable crafts coming without losing our minds? It’s time to create a prep team! And, here is the great news—anyone can be on this team. Yes, I said it!... Read More
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage. If the lights didn’t come on, or the microphones didn’t work, or the special effects... Read More
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