March 2016 Blog Posts (61)

Looking for Something Different for Sunday School Promotion? "In My Garden" Mini-Musical

Looking for something different for your end-of-school assembly or Sunday school promotion? In My Garden mini-musical highlights key ways to grow in Christ. Read song lyrics and listen to song…

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 31, 2016 at 9:12am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoestring - Family Amazing Race!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/family-ministry-on-shoestring-family.html

A few years ago I asked people on CM Connect what they were planning to do during the summer with the families in their church and community. Derek Weaver is the Kid's Pastor at Remedy Church in Delmar, MD and he mentioned they held their own version…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 31, 2016 at 8:18am — No Comments

Free 62-Page Vacation Bible School Ideas Unlimited - VBS Planning Guide

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 30, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoestring - VBS!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/family-ministry-on-shoestring-vbs.html

Over the past years, I've typically taken a week about this time of year to focus on ideas for family ministry events /activities . . . all on a shoestring - so any church can do these things! While I know I have shared these ideas before, I am going to…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 30, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments

Helping Kids Deal with Scary Times

The recent attack in Brussels is another reminder that we live in scary, uncertain times.  It's hard enough to deal with these times as an…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 29, 2016 at 4:15pm — No Comments

There are no Grills or Microwaves in Heaven

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/there-are-no-grills-or-microwaves-in.html

Watch my video and enjoy . . . it is sure to put a smile on your face, too! (Please share - I'd love to see if it can go viral!)I am a grandma and I love being the grandma of Josiah, Caleb and Shane! When you think about Children's Ministry you may think about parents, but…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 29, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

Sing-Along Version of The Lord's Prayer

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 28, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Are You Discouraged in Ministry? Here's How to Get Your Joy Back

Are you discouraged in ministry?  If the answer is yes, don't worry...you're in good company.  Most great leaders in ministry have had bouts with discouragement.  One of them was the prophet Elijah.  I was…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 28, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Jesus Isn’t White

Jesus isn’t White…
He also isn’t black. He isn’t hispanic, or Asian, or any other “race”. Many times I have heard or read people talking about the image of a “white” Jesus that has become all to familiar in western Christianity. Just this morning I watched a video where a man said that this was evidence of white privilege. This is the question I would ask those that want to argue over the color of Jesus skin:
What difference does it make?
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Added by Matt Norman on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Prayer For Your Ministry - Pray For the Most Important Thing!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/a-prayer-for-your-ministry-pray-for.html

There are certainly many things for us to pray about when it comes to praying for the children, families and volunteers in our ministry, but I think we can take a cue from Jesus as to the most important thing for us to pray about. In Matthew 22:37-40…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments

Going On A Missions Trip? Make A Difference In Lives After You Leave!

Are you going on a missions trip to a Spanish-speaking country or do you know someone who is? 

Make a difference in lives after you leave! 

50% off 10 or more off Canciones Para Toda la Familia CD. 

All 12 songs are produced in Spanish and repeat in English. …

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 27, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

But in Fact Christ Has Been Raised From the Dead!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/but-in-fact-christ-has-been-raised-from.html

Today is Resurrection Sunday! The most important day in all history! Just look at I Corinthians 15:1-28, 51-58 - . . .
 
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 27, 2016 at 6:09am — No Comments

Remember Birthdays, Send E-Mails and "Adopt" Those Volunteers!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/remember-birthdays-send-e-mails-and.html

Yesterday we looked at something you can do to have a ministry of support and encouragement for your volunteers. Today we are going to look at two simple ways to encouraging volunteers and one idea which has the potential to invigorate your volunteers…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 25, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

Absolutely More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys . . . Encouraging & Supporting Our Volunteers!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/absolutely-more-fun-than-barrel-of.html

I know when you are serving in Children's Ministry there is no shortage of things for you to do, but one area which tends to be overlooked is taking time to encourage and support your volunteers! Volunteer encouragement and support are two very important…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 24, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Tools, systems, and ideas that aid me in a productive day

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Over time, I have developed some systems and ideas of how to have a productive day. The discovery of some great productivity tools as well.

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Added by Todd McKeever on March 23, 2016 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Prayer . . . a Wide Road and a Narrow Road Approach in Kidmin - Take the Narrow Road

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/prayer-wide-road-and-narrow-road_23.html

Yesterday I wrote about the “wide road approach”to prayer and said, “When it comes to our Children’s Ministries, we all know we need to pray, but there is a ‘wide road approach’ which leads to a shallow walk and a ‘narrow road approach’ which leads us…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 23, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Today's Christian Clipart: Jesus Christ is RISEN

Jesus Christ is RISEN
John 20:11-16



But Mary stood

without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down,

and looked into the sepulchre,

And seeth two angels in white

sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the

body of Jesus had lain.

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Added by Masaru Horie on March 22, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

"The Easter Egg Hunt Was Quickly Over! Now What??"

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 22, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

"Prayer - a Wide Road and Narrow Road Approach in Kidmin"

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2016/03/prayer-wide-road-and-narrow-road.html

When it comes to our children’s ministries, we all know we need to pray, but there is a “wide road approach” which leads to a shallow walk and a “narrow road approach” which leads us to a deeper walk with God. Today I’ll look at the wide road approach and…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 22, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

Effective Follow Up for Kids Who Make a Decision for Christ This Easter

Looking for a great resource to help connect kids who make a decision for Christ this Easter?  Check out these two classes that are being used by dozens of churches to reach kids and parents.

http://www.sourcebookstore.org/CustomModule.asp?pageid=225

Added by Dale Hudson on March 21, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

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