March 2017 Blog Posts (26)

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - Future Generations Ministry!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry.html

For several years I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry; not necessarily ministry serving grandparents, but ministry which engages, equips and encourages grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith. Cavin Harper describes this ministry as a; "Future…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 30, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Why A Healthy Children's Ministry = A Healthy Church

If you want to see how healthy a church is, go to their nursery.  Go to their preschool area.  Go to their elementary area.  Go to their pre-teen area.  A healthy church has a healthy children's ministry.



A healthy children's ministry reflects a healthy church…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 29, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Isn't This What You Want for Your Children's Ministry?

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For the past eight years – since I became a grandma – I have talked, quite a bit actually, about why it matters for those of us who serve in Children’s Ministry, to focus on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Things Which Fill My Heart With Joy!

http://www.grandmascookiejar.net/2017/03/things-which-fill-my-heart-with-joy.html

There are things which bring a smile to my face and which fill my heart with joy . . . things which I experience because I am, “grandma”. For example, when my grandsons run into my home with big smiles on their faces – I also have a big smile on my face; and joy in my heart! When my grandsons are…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Why Should You Support Grandparenting Ministry? Because Grandparents Are Primary Care Givers . . .

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/why-should-you-support-grandparenting.html

There are many reasons why pastors and church leaders should be strong supporters Grandparenting Ministry, but let's just look at one reason today (we will look at other reasons in future posts). This reason is because 7% of children are being raised by their…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 26, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments

Intentionally Pass on a Heritage of Faith with Generations Quest!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/intentionally-pass-on-heritage-of-faith.html

When you look at the world around you, do the parents and grandparents in your ministry feel afraid? Do they wonder how the children they love will possibly grow up and still choose to love, know and walk with God when all around them they are influenced to do…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 23, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

3 Keys to Closing the Volunteer Turnover Door

Do you struggle with volunteer turnover?  Seems every time you work hard to get a new volunteer, you lose a current volunteer out the turnover door.



It's normal to have some volunteer turnover.  People move away, get sick, change work schedules, have babies, etc. …

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 22, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Get Ready to Equip Grandparents & Parents Like Never Before!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/get-ready-to-equip-grandparents-parents.html

If you had a resource you could make available to the grandparents and parents in your ministry which would equip them to engage the children they love in reading God's Word, understanding God's Word and applying God's Word, would you recommend it and make it available…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 22, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

It Is All About to Change!

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When the grandparents in your church think about your church, do they feel like they are truly being engaged as grandparents? Do they feel like they are really being equipped and encouraged to disciple their grandchildren? Do they feel like the opportunities for them at your church are primarily…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 20, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

3 Questions for better productivity

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Added by Todd McKeever on March 17, 2017 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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Added by Todd McKeever on March 17, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Equip Parents/Grandparents to Be Intentional in Passing on Their Faith

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/equip-parentsgrandparents-to-be.html

Do the parents and grandparents in your ministry know what it looks like to be intentional about passing on their faith to the children they love? This is an important question for us to think about, and for us to find the answers, so we are able to help them be focused and intentional…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 17, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

People inside and outside craft | Freebie Friday

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Here’s a printable craft we did a couple months back at church.  We were teaching our preschool kids that we should help people inside and outside the church.  All you have to do is cut out…

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Added by Shannan Volters on March 17, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments

Please Share & Consider Helping . . .

http://www.grandmascookiejar.net/2017/03/please-share-consider-helping_15.html

It looks like this coming Summer of 2017 is going to be a very busy one for my nieces . . . I'm very happy today to share with you some information about another niece, Leah, and the mission trip she is taking this Summer.



When my children were teens, it was very important to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 15, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments

10 things your volunteer training needs

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Added by Shannan Volters on March 15, 2017 at 8:49am — No Comments

The Most Powerful Way to Grow Your Church Comes in a Small Package



What's the secret to growing a church?  Great worship?  Relevant teaching by a dynamic communicator?  Awesome facilities?  A friendly congregation?  Location?  While all of these can play a part, I believe the most powerful way to grow a church comes in a small…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 14, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Equip Parents & Grandparents - Give Them Resources . . . Illustrate My Own!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/equip-parents-grandparents-give-them.html

One of the best things you can do to see children reached for Jesus and then help them grow in their walk with Him, is to equip parents and grandparents, so they are able to pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love. No matter how much time you put into your…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 13, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

The Legacy Grandparenting Summit - Year Two!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/the-legacy-grandparenting-summit-year.html

I’m sure grandparents in your ministry – or parents – agree with me about how grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of our grandchildren – second only to parents – yet we are one of the most underserved groups in the church. We grandparents…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 9, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Top 10 Reasons Why People Volunteer (must know info.)

A survey was done among people who volunteer.  The question was "Why did you start volunteering?"  Here are the top 10 reasons from lowest to highest percentage.

10.  External Forces (saw an ad in a bulletin, heard an annnoucement,…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 8, 2017 at 8:16am — No Comments

Disney Intros Gay Character in Beauty & the Beast...a Response from a Children's Ministry Leader

Bill Condon, director of the new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, made headlines last week when he revealed that the movie will have an "exclusively gay moment."

The gay undertone centers around the character LeFou.  He dotes on Gaston throughout…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 8, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments

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