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Security Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Montoya Sep 8, 2016. 6 Replies

As a church, we have been increasing our efforts on security over the past year. For the past 2 weeks, I wanted to ask the community here about your approaches and procedures on security for…Continue

Tags: safety, leadership, security, kidmin

Planning Center Online

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Montoya May 1, 2015. 8 Replies

Anyone use Planning Center Registration yet? It's fairly new and thinking about using it for summer camp registration. Thanks!

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Joe Montoya replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Thank you Linda! Can you email me the actual document? If so, jmontoya@cottonwood.org I have a meeting next week with our Security head and exec team to assess the security of our children's ministry. And if it's ok with you, may I share…"
Sep 8, 2016
Joe Montoya replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Thanks for joining in the conversation Kelsey. I wish I didn't have to spend so much time on security, but times have changed. I'm actually having a security meeting next week to assess our security for the children's ministry. We get…"
Sep 8, 2016
Linda Ranson Jacobs replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Joe, you are smart to be doing this. It can be an unsafe world for kids even at church. I have written policies for our church on armed intruder, kidnapping, bomb threats, etc. I'd be happy to send you the wording if  you want but it looks…"
Sep 7, 2016
Kelsey Townsell replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Hey Joe, We just recently started using a new secure check-in system through CCB (Church Community Builder). This has allowed us to do a better job of tracking who is on campus and in our classrooms. We have also had conversations with our leaders…"
Sep 4, 2016
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Dec 8, 2015
Joe Montoya replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Thanks Coleen! We are in the middle of updating our procedures and ready to do some drills with the staff first. Any info you send is appreciated! Joe  jmontoya@cottonwood.org"
Dec 8, 2015
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Dec 7, 2015
Coleen Cotton replied to Joe Montoya's discussion Security Questions
"Hi Joe,           I've worked with each of my churches to build a Security team whose only job is the safety and security of the children.  There are clear and written descriptions for them, as well as…"
Dec 5, 2015
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Dec 3, 2015
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Security Questions

As a church, we have been increasing our efforts on security over the past year. For the past 2 weeks, I wanted to ask the community here about your approaches and procedures on security for childrens ministry, but kept getting sidetracked. Then yesterday, my friend's church (which is just minutes away from the site of the San Bernadino shootings) went on lock-down mode. What are you doing to keep the kids safe? See More
Dec 3, 2015
Dawn Budd and Joe Montoya are now friends
Sep 2, 2015
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Using FaceBook to Connect with Families

We have had a children's church FaceBook page for years, but have been inconsistent with it for just as long. We've used it for mainly posting pictures of leaders, kids, and announcing events, but not really taking advantage of the power of social media to increase our connection with our families. Now that school is back…See More
Sep 1, 2015
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What I Learned At Summer Camp

This year we took about 90 children to Summer Camp. I didn't have the responsibility of running camp this year, so I spent some time studying behaviors of children a little more closely, and I came up with a few observations. I'm writing them down to help me with next year's camp and to prepare myself when parents ask me questions.Kids love to have fun. Fun, fun, and more fun. Eat, yes. Sleep when necessary. Fun is the…See More
Aug 24, 2015
Rod Munro left a comment for Joe Montoya
"Thanks Joe !   It's nice to be connected with other children ministers ! Blessings"
May 1, 2015
Joe Montoya left a comment for Rod Munro
"Looks like you just joined last month Rod. Welcome, if no one has welcomed you yet. My involvement is very spotty, but good to connect with you anyways. Joe"
May 1, 2015

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Church/Ministry Website Address:
http://cottonwood.org
Blog Website Address:
http://joemontoya.net
Church Denomination:
Non-Denominational
Number of members attending your church:
10000
Number of children attending your weekend services (birth to 5th grade):
1400
Which age groups do you work with (check all that apply):
Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
Education:
B.A. Liberal Studies @CSULB, 2-yr Cottonwood Leadership College
Other Things About Me:
I write stories and take a lot of pics with my iPhone.

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Using FaceBook to Connect with Families

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

We have had a children's church FaceBook page for years, but have been inconsistent with it for just as long. We've used it for mainly posting pictures of leaders, kids, and announcing events, but not really taking advantage of the power of social media to increase our connection with our families. Now that…

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What I Learned At Summer Camp

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments



This year we took about 90 children to Summer Camp. I didn't have the responsibility of running camp this year, so I spent some time studying behaviors of children a little more closely, and I came up with a few observations. I'm writing them down to help me with next year's camp and to prepare myself when parents ask me questions.

  • Kids love to have fun. Fun, fun, and more fun.…
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After the Conference

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments

After a great children's conference it's very easy to back into the grind of ministry and even forget to unpack all the “Aha!" moments and apply practical learnings into what we do. I am working on being more strategic with how I do kidmin at my church with my team. With that here are some golden nuggets I got…

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Things I've Learned in the Toddler's Room

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 3:47pm 0 Comments

I have worked with elementary-aged children for over 25 years, so working with 2 and 3 year olds who are not my biological children is somewhat of a culture shock. I started in children’s ministry in 1992 in the Elementary Department, and except for a few times out of the year, I have stuck with this…
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At 2:16pm on May 1, 2015, Rod Munro said…

Thanks Joe !   It's nice to be connected with other children ministers !

Blessings

At 7:40pm on December 20, 2012, Jesse Kretzu said…

hey Mr. Joe!

how you doin man?

At 1:21pm on May 8, 2012, Tyler Wells said…

I like your review of the "Eric Trap".  I have heard alot about it but have not ordered it yet.  Your review has helped me to put forth the effort to pick it up and read it.  God bless. 

 
 
 

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