Wanda Parker
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  • Ontario, CA
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Wanda Parker's Discussions

Dinner Time Discussion Tool

Started Jun 30, 2015 0 Replies

We live in perilous times - are parents being intentional in the Discipleship of their children?  Only the Triune God knows what is going to happen in each child's lifetime. Are you giving parents…Continue

Guilding Children to Develop a Relationship with the Triune God

Started May 4, 2015 0 Replies

I would really love to know what you do in your ministry to make sure that the children are developing a relationship with the Triune God that will carry them through every circumstance of life.For…Continue

Why do you set up your ministry rooms the way you do?

Started Aug 24, 2014 0 Replies

The Discipler and 2nd graders…Continue

 

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Wanda Parker replied to Robert Brewer's discussion Curriculum that is actually good?
"It has a Sunday School hour and a Worship Hour. It also has a midweek. I will give you links to the first week's lessons. Bible Focus (Sunday School) Worship & Wonder Car & Table Talk There is also Preschool so the family can continue…"
Aug 9, 2016
Wanda Parker replied to Robert Brewer's discussion Curriculum that is actually good?
"I am a developer but also in the trenches - I began developing just because of what you shared above. Those who use Sunday Plus have really liked it. Take a quick look - first at the philosophy Why Sunday Plus  and then to see the Scope…"
Jul 17, 2016
Wanda Parker posted a blog post

Why Sunday Plus?

Sunday Plus is unique!It is not easy.It is not glitzy.Child develops internal Biblical road map.Challenges children to think critically.Biblical concepts are experienced, thus internalized.No two Sundays are the same.Tools for parents to continue discipling at home.Family of God becomes essential.Walking with the Triune…See More
Jul 8, 2016
Wanda Parker posted a blog post

Preparing Your Children for What Is To Come #2

Do your children know why they can trust the Bible? This is the second of my Blog posts on preparing your children for whatever Almighty God has for them to walk through. We know not what tomorrow holds - we do know WHO holds tomorrow.But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in…See More
Jul 20, 2015
Wanda Parker posted a discussion

Dinner Time Discussion Tool

We live in perilous times - are parents being intentional in the Discipleship of their children?  Only the Triune God knows what is going to happen in each child's lifetime. Are you giving parents the tools they need to prepare their children? In the year ahead I will be posting tools to assist parents in the intentional discipleship of their children.Child Discipleship: Discipling/Equipping Children for What is to Come #1Posted on …See More
Jun 30, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Oladoyin Taiwo's discussion How do parents react to male teachers in your church?
"Always had men in the nursery too - they usually didn't change diapers - but did everything else. A child's first introduction to the Family of God should be that it is a place where there are both women AND men."
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Jeffrey Kranz's discussion Bible verses for someone in KidMin?
"Matthew 18:1-14 has been a driving force for me. There was many a time I was ready to give up and I would hear in my head, "whoever causes one of these to stumble."   I used it continually in training, in my writings to both those…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Gerri Baker's discussion Parent Training..
"Tag Team Discipleship of Children I have found that by equipping parents to serve in the children's ministry it gives them tools to disciple their own children. Besides the one above on Child discipleship training for children's ministry…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Robbie Byrd's discussion Reaching Lost kids and their families
"I have trained churches to do outreach through children - mainly through after school ministries. However I found as a Children's Pastor that if you run a very strong children's ministry plus a powerful Summer ministry the kids will…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Derek's discussion What are you doing different!
"Here is a sample of our curriculum - you will find Bible Focus, Worship & Wonder, Car & Table Talk, and Weekday Celebration.  Equivalent of Children's Church is Worship & Wonder Jacob Wrestles With God We are very intentional…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Michael Chanley's discussion Why do you choose to serve in children's ministry?
"I didn't have a desire to do children's ministry - but I had children and they needed ministry. Next thing I knew the pastor called and asked if I would like to be Director of Children's Ministry. Then I read Larry Richards, "A…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Katrina Merrells's discussion When parents don't come to church
"What an opportunity to visit the home. Did the mom return the registration form? A few thoughts. This coming week be out there looking for when he arrives so you can speak to whom ever drops him off if you don't know where they live. If you…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Debbie McCall's discussion Unsaved Parent @ Child Dedication
"If the pastor has a relationship with the man he would be the best one to talk to him. He may want his child to grow up to walk with Jesus even though he himself does not want to do so. He could choose to stand there as a support to his wife and…"
May 6, 2015
Wanda Parker posted a discussion

Guilding Children to Develop a Relationship with the Triune God

I would really love to know what you do in your ministry to make sure that the children are developing a relationship with the Triune God that will carry them through every circumstance of life.For my thoughts on this Discipling kids to have a growing relationship with the Triune GodSee More
May 4, 2015
Wanda Parker replied to Lynda Freeman's discussion What Do You Do with the Potential "Controversies" at Christmas?
"The way we handled Santa Claus and suggested to our families to do so also. What About Santa Claus"
Nov 20, 2014
Wanda Parker replied to Kathy King's discussion When do you promote kids from one grade to another?
"I always promoted the Sunday after school started. I wanted 1st graders to get a taste of what it felt to be a little older, treated a little different in school before they got the taste in their Gatherings at church. I also didn't want…"
Nov 4, 2014

Profile Information

Church/Ministry Website Address:
http://www.kidtrek.org
Blog Website Address:
http://www.kidtrek-sundayplus.org; www.kidtrekasp.wordpress.com
Which age groups do you work with (check all that apply):
Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
Education:
BA plus
Other Things About Me:
I have a passion for Child Discipleship. I strongly believe that if the church was trained to think critically about the needs of children (not the needs or wants of mom and dad, not the pastor, not other adults) we could stop the loss of 70% of our church raised kids. Way too much of what we do in children's ministry is what make adults feel good - not what the kids truly need.

http://www.kidtrek-sundayplus.org/child-discipleship-do-we-over-pro...

I have been a children's pastor in mega and medium size churches. I have developed Youth Development outreach ministries. I have trained churches of all sizes to walk with kids through life. I am presently writing a curriculum to engage the whole church in Child Discipleship.

You can check it out here https://sequoiatg.box.net/shared/46ijxd1ja8

Wanda Parker's Blog

Why Sunday Plus?

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

Sunday Plus is unique!

  • It is not easy.
  • It is not glitzy.
  • Child develops internal Biblical road map.
  • Challenges children to think critically.
  • Biblical concepts are experienced, thus internalized.
  • No two Sundays are the same.
  • Tools for parents to…
Continue

Preparing Your Children for What Is To Come #2

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

Do your children know why they can trust the Bible? This is the second of my Blog posts on preparing your children for whatever Almighty God has for them to walk through. We know not what tomorrow holds - we do know WHO holds tomorrow.

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make…

Continue

What is the Emphasis of Your Children's Ministry?

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:55am 0 Comments

How it thrills our hearts to see children reading their Bibles – especially when they are excited to read the Bible.

What is our real desire for the children as they gain Biblical knowledge?

 

Recently two books have been given to me that have taken me back to my earliest memories: lying in bed – recapping my day with my best friend,…

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Gospel Scavenger Hunt

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

A review game for after presenting the gospel.  Gospel Scavenger Hunt

Sunday Plus Midweek Celebration always includes a review of what the kids learned Sunday morning.   

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At 6:05pm on May 22, 2012, Emily Anderson said…

I just downloaded all the links you sent!  I'm looking forward to a cup of tea and some good reading tonight!  Thanks!

At 11:29pm on October 16, 2011, Joe Montoya said…
Hi Wanda! Thanks for connecting. I'll try to be more consistent here, which makes your timing perfect. Joe
At 12:12pm on March 1, 2011, Mary Rice Hopkins said…

Hi, Wanda!

"Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with A Heart" is a NEW Christian children's program which employs the use of live action, master puppetry, and song 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).  

At 4:30pm on January 22, 2011, Doug Olson said…
Hi Wanda.  Thanks for being a kidmin friend here on CMconnect!
At 9:43am on December 29, 2010, Ricardo Miller said…
Go forth with your dream and your plans in 2011!!  God has paved the path but only as you move forward will you discover that!!
At 8:25am on December 22, 2010, Randy Tramp said…
I'm a Children's Pastor  We have ministry for all ages of children.  I have one point that I want the teachers to have the kids "get".  A majority of the kids are bussed in, so that changes how we minister to the kids.  I'm always looking at ways of discipleship. 
At 4:14am on October 19, 2010, Lidwina Clarke said…
Wanda
I am amazed!! I have been scrolling the forum pages for views on staffing. Paid positions compared with church size etc...
300+ kids and only one full-time paid postion! Did I get that right? How many services do you have Children's Ministry running?
I agree with Joe - your chart is super organised and a little scary. Are there double ups - ie do some people do more than one role?
Looking to restructure what we are doing and looking for ideas. What you have going is amazing.

Lidwina
At 10:25am on September 28, 2010, Dale Hudson said…
Wanda, what a great story and strategy for disciplining kids. I'm doing an article for Children's Ministry Magazine about how you make a difference in kid's lives now as children and later as adults. If you have a specific story of a child and could share it with me in a couple of paragraphs I can include it in the magazine article. Photos of the person as a child and adult would be great but are optional. Let me know if you're interested.
 
 
 

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