February 2012 Blog Posts (253)

Kids' Bedtime Radio Show - Nite Lite 2/29/12 "Tales of the Resistance - Sewer Rat and Boiler Brat Pt 2, The Pond - Love your Enemies, Philippians -

Tonight in The Tales of the Resistance Sewer Rat #1 goes to a certain death as he pops the bubble. Then an old bully from Bill the Duck’s flock comes to The Pond. After that, we’re looking at few of the most famous verses in the Bible.

 

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Added by Nathan Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Baby Moses Art Project

Needed for Each Child:  8 1/2" x 11" white construction paper, scissors, markers or crayons.

Activity:  Help the children make 2 1/2" folds on the 8 1/2" sides of the construction paper.  Then show the boys and girls how to cut away 2" x 4" pieces on both sides to make the surprise picture.  Print "God protected Moses" (Exodus 2:1-20) on the inside top.  The children can draw tall grass on the front flaps, with baby Moses on the river…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on February 29, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Baby Moses In A Basket Craft Project

Needed for Each Child:  7" x 8 1/2" piece of sturdy brown construction paper, 40 toothpicks, glue, clear tape, white construction paper, 3 1/2" x 4" piece of cloth, crayons or markers, and sticker on which has been written:  "God Protected Moses - Exodus 2.1-20.

Activity:  On each corner of the brown construction paper cut away a 2" x 2" square.  Fold and tape to create a basket.  Place sticker on inside of basket.  Glue toothpicks on outside of…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on February 29, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Have We Made Children's Ministry Too Feminine?

It's a glaring reality that there are a lot more women in Children's Ministry than men.  Why?  Is it because we have made Children's Ministry too feminine?  We give away "tote bags" to new volunteers...use feminine colors...create training activities geared toward women...ask men to stand in a circle and hold hands...and then wonder why they don't want to be a part of Children's Ministry.



It's time we "man up" Children's Ministry. …

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Added by Dale Hudson on February 29, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Sign Up Now for the April 22 Baby Dedication!

We celebrate baby dedication services at Sojourn because we recognize our God-given responsibility as parents, and because we know that our home needs God’s help.  We dedicate our kids because we want to partner with our church family–making a commitment to raise our children in light of God’s promises. Our next…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on February 29, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

The Family Advent Calendar is Back for Easter!

We had such a huge response to our Christmas Advent calendar, especially when it was over.  Even my own girls asked for days afterwards when we were going to do the calendar again.  It was definitely a God thing and we loved that families were in God’s Word together.

Join us for 40 days of preparing our…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on February 29, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

The Toddler’s Bible

I am a huge fan of any tool that helps parents and little ones engage in God’s word.  I am also a big fan that helps little ones love His Word at a very early age.  

David C. Cook has re-released their Toddler’s Bible and it is pretty great.  Here are some things I love about it:

-  The pictures are bright and detailed.  There are lots of things for…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on February 29, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Free Resurrection Sunday Lesson!

But in fact, Jesus has been raised from the dead and in Him we shall be made alive! This is absolutely something worth celebrating! I'm delighted to give you a free Resurrection Sunday lesson for Preschool/Early Elementary and a free lesson for Elementary age children. You could use them in your Sunday or Mid-Week ministries . . . or anywhere you like!



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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 29, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

I Have Two Winners . . .

I'm happy to announce Kathy King is the winner of Group's Baby Blessings (you'll find the review at thislink) and Misti Rowcliffe is the winner…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 29, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Fear and the Child of Divorce

Welcome back to our series on dealing with the emotional impacts of divorce on children.  Thus far, we have looked at:

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Added by Wayne Stocks on February 29, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

What Do Children Need to Know About Prayer?

Today's children live busy lives involving school, homework, sports team practices, music and dance lessons, church activities, iPod games, and television. They need to learn how to take time to "be still and know that

He is God
" (Ps 46:10a).
 
Making prayer a priority in your classroom is crucial because prayer habits which last a lifetime are formed in childhood. The more children pray, the easier it is for them to pray and the more they will learn…
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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on February 29, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Kids' Bedtime Radio Show - Nite Lite 2/28/12 "Tales of the Resistance - 'Sewer Rat and Boiler Brat,' The Unmerciful Squirrel, Philippians - Fight in Philippi"

Tonight in The Tales of the Resistance a power out makes the Enchanter furious and he goes into the sewers to look for the culprit. Then it’s on to Squiggly and the story of the Unmerciful Squirrel. After that, Paul tells a couple of women in Philippi to stop fighting!

 

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Added by Nathan Anderson on February 28, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

A letter to aspiring Children’s Evangelist

A letter to aspiring Children’s Evangelist

First of all let me congratulate you for desiring to reach out to the most unreached group of people on earth today. There is a huge need for children’s Evangelist. There are way too many churches in America, way too many people dying and going to hell, and way to few people reaching children with the Gospel for there to be any competition among Children’s Evangelist. The Bible says in Romans 10:13-15, "Everyone who calls on the name of the…

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Added by Jerry Moyer "The Jubilee Gang" on February 28, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Pictures from CPC Church Tour San Diego (pt 2)

I am in San Diego at the Children's Pastor's Conference this week.  Yesterday I hosted the pre-conference church tour.  We visited three churches in the San Diego area.  One of the best ways to get fresh ideas for your Children's Ministry is to visit other churches.  Yesterday I shared pictures from Friends Church. …

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Added by Dale Hudson on February 28, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Pictures from CPC Church Tour San Diego (pt 1)

I am in San Diego at the Children's Pastor's Conference.  Today I hosted the pre-conference church tour.  We visited three churches in the San Diego area.  One of the best ways to get fresh ideas for your Children's Ministry is to visit other churches.  Here's an inside look at what we saw.



First stop was at Friends Church…

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Added by Dale Hudson on February 28, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

The Toddlers Bible review

I was contacted recently by Matthew Guevara and asked if I would be interested in doing a review on the…

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Added by Todd McKeever on February 28, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Mentoring for 4th/5th Grade Girls

I’ve been burdened for awhile about how to provide better discipleship opportunities for our older elementary kids.  We have a bunch of girls who really love Jesus and we’ve had parents asking for more opportunities.

And here’s where I got stuck.  See, long ago, this was a passion of mine.  I used to meet with 5th grade girls after school.  I used to do leadership groups with the older kids.  And then I had babies and the ministry grew and I just didn’t have the margin anymore to do…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on February 28, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Parent Resources . . . Parenting Point - Courage

"Real courage does show up in our daily decision making process - in all the little things! It takes courage to do what is right." Take some time to watch this clip and share it with the parents in your ministry!

see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on February 28, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Meeting Needs

A few weeks ago as I talked about the core issues in family leadership I mentioned that there were deep needs in each spouse that need to be met as we try to live out the biblical relationship of husband and wife. At times, our words can be the same but have vastly different meanings…

Companionship

Husbands need someone to do recreational things with. When the…

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Added by Jesse Smith on February 28, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

What is INCM?

Many in and around the church world are familiar with conferences that train church leaders.  One of those such conferences is THE Children’s Pastor Conference.  What you probably do NOT know is that CPC is part of a greater organization.  That is INCM.  This video will give you that what’s what on everything INCM is about.…

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Added by Jonathan Cliff on February 28, 2012 at 5:04am — No Comments

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