January 2016 Blog Posts (78)

4 Reasons we do Summer Day Camp

Added by Robin Jaros on January 31, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Some Questions to Consider

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Yesterday I asked if your ministry is, "in the box", or "out of the box" in your ministry in regards to if you have a "compartmentalized" ministry, or not. Today I want to consider a few questions to help you see if you are in or out of the box.

Added by Lynda Freeman on January 31, 2016 at 5:58am — No Comments

Are you In or Out of the Box?

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Is your Children's Ministry, "in the box", or are you, "out of the box"? I know in the past few years one of the "catch phrases" in ministry has been to, "think out of the box", and many Children's Ministries have reevaluated what they do and how they do it with a goal of…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 30, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

From One Generation to the Next

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Many of us were involved in Children's Ministry when it began to become something more than just Sunday school and mid week, typically overseen by a CE director or youth pastor. I remember when the attitude was; "give a volunteer a teachers book and we are good to go". But then, slowly it…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 29, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

The KidCheck 2015 Scoop!

At the close of every year it’s fun to recap where our travels have taken us, who we’ve met along the way, what we’ve accomplished, and offer a glimpse of the expectations for the following year.  We’re sharing our yearly update to offer a glimpse into the…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on January 28, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

I Have Winners & Another Giveaway in Four Days!

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I'm happy to announce Amber Imhoff, Kathy, Matthew Latham & Pam Ferrell are the winners of Cave Quest Music CDs from Group Publishing. (You'll find the review for Cave Quest VBS at this …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 28, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments

VBS 2016 - FREE VBS - Abundance Orchard

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I was invited to share a free VBS resource with you a couple years ago, which equips your church to help children and families in your community who do not have enough to eat; so, of course, I was very happy to do so! This year I received an email letting me know the first year -…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 28, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

"Eat It!" Teacher Training Worshop

Getting ready for our "Eat It!" workshop this weekend at the Tennessee ACSI Early Educator Conference in Chattanooga -- where we offer practical ideas about teaching good character using all 5 senses. Click …

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on January 27, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Be a Good Shepherd; Not the Wolf

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There is something God has been laying on my heart lately - other than Grandparenting Ministry :-) - which I want to share with you today. Some of you - happily - will not be able to relate to what I'm about to say. If this is you, please keep reading and take this…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 27, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

KidCheck Flex

The Choice Is Yours…

Budget can be a constraint to implementing a secure children’s check-in system.…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on January 26, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Introducing KidCheck PrintHub

A faster, easier and more convenient mobile printing solution

For secure children’s check-in there’s no denying the rise in demand for mobility. Having a mobile check-in solution provides a unique opportunity to offer an additional personal touch with first-time visitors and returning families. Personally greeting guests at the door,…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on January 26, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

Ways to Minister to Kids Being Raised by Grandparents

What can we do to help both the children and their grandparents cope, and even more, thrive in their family situation?

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Added by GJ Farmer on January 26, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

KidCheck's Top 10 Security Tips from 2015

At KidCheck, we believe every child deserves a chance to grow up in a safe environment, and every parent deserves peace of mind about the safety of their children. The first step in reaching families is by protecting their…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on January 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Christian Grandparenting Network - It Is For You, Too!

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In Children's Ministry we talk a lot about being, "intentional", and we tell the parents they need to be, "intentional" as well. But, what is "intentional" when it comes to passing on faith? Yes, I've been talking a lot lately about engaging grandparents to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 26, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Two Days!

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I'm happy to announce Kathy Dorton is the winner of the Submerged Jump Start Kit. (You'll find the review for LifeWay's Submerged VBS at this link.) Thank you Kathy for reading About the Children's Department (please email me your address at …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 26, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

Word of God: Love your neighbor as yourself

Love your neighbor as yourself
Galatians 5:14, Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31, Mark 12:31 , Leviticus 19:18


For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”




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Added by Masaru Horie on January 25, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Music Is A Great Way for Kids to Learn Bible Verses

Listen to song clips from album HERE.…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on January 25, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments

Praying Every Day & Million Praying Grandparents

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Yesterday I invited you to become part of the Million Praying Grandparents, and to invite, encourage and challenge the grandparents in your ministry to do the same. If you did not take time to do this yesterday, I want to invite, encourage and challenge you…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 25, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments

VBS 2016 - Side=by-Side Comparison Chart

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The past two weeks I've been sharing my 2016 VBS reviews with you, so today I'm happy to post my 2016 VBS Side-by-Side comparison chart. Please note, each and every VBS I review is one which has solid Bible teaching, solid Bible lessons; a focus on…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 25, 2016 at 7:36am — No Comments

Million Praying Grandparents - Sign Up & Spread the News!

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One of the blessings I'm experiencing as part of the Legacy Coalition is the opportunity to get to know the other staff; such as Cavin Harper. Today I want to encourage you to get involved in a special opportunity to call grandparents to prayer which…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on January 24, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

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