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Volunteer gifts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alicia Stephens Dec 2, 2014. 2 Replies

What are some things you have done for your leaders and volunteers for Christmas? Looking for something new and different this year!


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Alicia Stephens replied to Chad Ortner's discussion Volunteer gifts
"Two years ago, I had my youth decorate clear soup bowls for each of my volunteers. They would draw things that had to do with the volunteer's area of service (like music notes) or things they liked (such as dogs). If they couldn't come up…"
Dec 2, 2014
Brittany Nelson replied to Chad Ortner's discussion Volunteer gifts
"We went to Walmart and bought a Hershey's Pot of Gold box of chocolate for each volunteer (only about 4.95 each). We are wrapping them in wrapping paper and a bow and then I made some labels for the outside that say "A volunteer like you…"
Dec 2, 2014
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Volunteer gifts

What are some things you have done for your leaders and volunteers for Christmas? Looking for something new and different this year!
Dec 2, 2014
Chad Ortner replied to Michael Chanley's discussion What is your vision and/or mission statement?
"Great discussion! We just revamped out ministries here at the church and launched a new mission statement. I basically adopted ours from the Churches vison/mission statement " leading people to Jesus" and added to it to fit the kids…"
Nov 3, 2014
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Children's Ministry Environments

This is the place to discuss do-to-yourself set designs for annual outreach events, VBS, as well as weekly children's services.
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Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with A Heart

Created to touch the hearts and lives of children with memorable music, creative puppetry, and live action “Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart” equally entertains and teaches valuable life-choices. Tune in Saturdays on TBN (8:30 a.m. PST, 9:30 a.m. MT, 10:30 a.m. CT, & 11:30 a.m. EST) to view these newest children’s programs dealing with tough issues kids face.  You can also view online.See More
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The Kids Ministry Collective (KMC) is a radio podcast on cmconnect. Our desire is to use the strength of the collective knowledge and experience of the kids ministry community to help encourage, strengthen, sharpen and entertain the people who will listen.  We will use this group, our facebook group, and cmconnect chat to interact and get ideas and questions to discuss.  Feel free to share--the collective is stronger when more are involved.See More
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"OK, Just got caught up with the technological times and got an iPad!!! Looking for some great apps, what would you recommend?...and GO!!!!"
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Aug 13, 2014
Brett Humphrey commented on Chad Ortner's blog post Social Media... Get on Board
"We also use vimeo to send out videos of what we are teaching each weekend and then link the videos to our Facebook pages."
Aug 12, 2014
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Keys to effective Leadership

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

I have learned the hard way over my short few years in Children's ministry that doing the job alone does not work like ever work. When I first got into ministry I did not realize what leadership is and was nor do I still get it :). I am someone who says I will do it myself because well nobody can do it the way i picture it. After all I am the Children's Pastor so no once could teach or do ministry the way I do. Well my friends it did not take me long at all to realize that I was really…


Social Media... Get on Board

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:06pm 1 Comment

Whether you check your Facebook page five times a day or have never heard of Twitter, there's no denying it: we now live in a digital age. Social media and technology define not only the way we communicate but the way we live. In matter of fact many of the Kids in our ministry use social media, whether its facebook, twitter, instagram, snap chat, or any other of the many forms of social media.  If we want to be more effective in ministry we can not ignore this trend of social media.…


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At 10:28pm on December 28, 2012, Chad Ortner said…
No not yet, I have camp Hellen as a possible if nothing works. You got yours planned yet?
At 6:20pm on December 28, 2012, Justin Brooks said…
Hey man, you made your Summer Camp plans yet?
At 9:07am on March 7, 2012, Lynda Freeman said…

Welcome to CM Connect! You'll find it is one of the best things you do for yourself and your ministry. Grab some coffee and take a look around - you'll find the people here will encourage you and you will encourage us, too! :^)

At 4:48pm on March 6, 2012, Mary Rice Hopkins said…

Hi, Chad!

Welcome to this site!

"Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with A Heart" is a NEW Christian children's television program which employs the use of live action, master puppetry, and music to create a weekly episodic program which equally entertains and teaches valuable life-choices to its young audience.

You can tune in Saturdays on TBN or view online. This show deals with tough issues kids are facing today and will change children's hearts for a lifetime. Program schedule on Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. (PST), 9:30 a.m. (MT), 10:30 a.m. (CT), and 11:30 a.m. (EST).
Encouraging, equipping & inspiring through music and related resources


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