Joy Feemster
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  • Rock Hill, SC
  • United States
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How have you done networking groups in your area?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Schell Mar 2, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm interested in finding or starting a networking group.  I wondered about other people's experiences.  Do you meet at churches, homes, restaurants?  Or do you chat via phone/computer?  How did you…Continue


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Joy Feemster is attending Michael Chanley's event

2016 Children's Ministry Conference at Louisville, KY

March 28, 2016 at 4pm to March 31, 2016 at 10pm
A few notes about our event...What the what? Why another Children's Ministry Conference?   Our community has asked us for several years to create an event to bring together the connections made online at CMConnect. Now, we have an opportunity to do so! More importantly, our event is going to bring together a very unique global perspective on children's ministry. All revenue raised from the event will go to support our nonprofit…See More
Feb 9, 2016
Joy Feemster commented on Shannan Volters's blog post Why I’ll Never do VBS Again
"I wanted to do Mega Sports Camp last year, but could get no volunteer commitment from men, which amazed me in this very sports heavy area.  Your idea of going together with other churches is excellent, and probably the best way to get it to…"
Aug 11, 2015
Joy Feemster replied to Melissa Brashaw's discussion Our Sunday Night ministry is a DUD.... what do you do?
"We went from weekly Sunday nights to monthly special events for the same reason.  Much better situation."
Dec 16, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to Jan Cromer's discussion Unfrozen Christmas Program
"I'm doing the program with my kids, however, we are just putting different Christmas carols between acts.  I think the melodies of these 2 songs are too complicated for kids who don't normally perform.  The Christmas carols will…"
Dec 4, 2014
Joy Feemster is attending Jeremy Collins's event

2014 Children's Ministry Websummit at

October 20, 2014 at 6pm to October 24, 2014 at 7pm
Largest Free Online Children's Ministry Conference.The goal of this conference is to bring ministry leaders that love children’s ministry together in one place – online – to learn from each other.  No speaker is held to a higher standard than any other so there is a level field to hear from a veteran children’s minister leaders and newbies.  See More
Sep 10, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to Sarah Paulovics's discussion New role
"Good luck in your new position! #1- Don't try to change too much, too soon. Assess what is currently being done before asking anything new of your existing volunteers. #2- Have a meet and greet with your volunteers, then follow up with a lunch,…"
Jul 30, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to Melissa Brashaw's discussion What does your hour of Children's Ministry look like?
"Tiffany - how long is your session?  Currently, we have about 45 mins."
Jul 8, 2014
Joy Feemster joined Nickie Haas's group

Charlotte NC CM Connect Community

Calling all Kids Pastors, Family Pastors and Children's Ministry Directors!  We meet once per month over coffee to chat and connect to hear what God is doing in our communities!See More
May 23, 2014
Joy Feemster liked Nickie Haas's group Charlotte NC CM Connect Community
May 23, 2014
Joy Feemster posted a status
"Finished afterschool program for this yr. Had party w/ theme "We had a BALL at Club at the Creek this year". Beachball games, fun & cake!"
May 23, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to SheikMozart's discussion 80s and 90s Themed Kids Church
"Sounds awesome, dude!  :)  Little Ninja Turtles thing right there.."
May 20, 2014
Joy Feemster liked Robin Floch's discussion What do you do with old curriculum? Recycle? Donate? Store?
May 13, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to Robin Floch's discussion What do you do with old curriculum? Recycle? Donate? Store?
"Do you by chance have Lava Lava Island from Group Publishing?  Or Serengeti Trek or Polar Expedition?  I am looking for various parts of these.  As you can tell, I re-use curriculum, but in a very specific way.  The ones I…"
May 13, 2014
Joy Feemster liked SheikMozart's discussion 80s and 90s Themed Kids Church
May 13, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to SheikMozart's discussion 80s and 90s Themed Kids Church
"80's were all about the hair - big hair, weird hair.  Find bright colored wigs (OTC, Shindigz) and wear them, offer them for prizes.  Also neon colors were very hot back in the day.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little…"
May 13, 2014
Joy Feemster replied to Jennifer Hooks's discussion GIVE US YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING DISCIPLINE ISSUE HERE! in the group Children's Ministry Magazine
"I would cover the toys with heavy fabric so they can't see them."
May 13, 2014

Profile Information

Church/Ministry Website Address:
Church Denomination:
Assoc. Reformed Presbyterian
Number of members attending your church:
about 350
Number of children attending your weekend services (birth to 5th grade):
about 30
Which age groups do you work with (check all that apply):
Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
Appalachian State University
Other Things About Me:
I'm the Director of Christian Education at my church, and as such am responsible for all ages, cradle to grave, except the youth (middle and high school). I took this job a little over a year ago, returning to the Carolinas, where I was born and raised, from Florida, where I spent the last 20 years. I'm married and have a daughter who is 25 and lives in Orlando.

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At 7:08am on May 15, 2013, Lynda Freeman said…

Hello Joy,

I saw your chat about scouting - I know a pastor who built his mid-week around scouting - it can be a great option for reaching community children who would not go to church for anything else - check this link about it -

At 10:06am on April 30, 2012, Emily Anderson said…

Happy birthday Joy!  This is the day you were brought into this world for a great purpose!  Enjoy this day!

At 9:20am on February 25, 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 7:41am on February 25, 2012, Mary Rice Hopkins said…

Hi, Joy!

Welcome to this site!

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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).
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