May 2015 Blog Posts (112)

Jacob Flees from Laban (At Home for May 31st)

sojournkids at home This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Jacob Flees from Laban” (Genesis 31). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on May 31, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Deeper in 4 Children - I'm Giving Some Away Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow I'm giving away up to two years of Deeper in 4 Children curriculum. You will find all the specifics about the curriculum and how to enter the giveaway at this link, but today I want you to just consider the following reasons why it is worth it to enter the drawing and…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 31, 2015 at 6:49am — No Comments

4 Ways to Embrace Failure

"Failures not learned from are usually repeated."

Click HERE to read this post on my blog.  

And feel free to leave a comment. 

Added by Brent Dumler on May 30, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

Thank You!

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I want to take a moment to thank each of you who make time to read About the Children's Department. I most sincerely appreciate you all. Thank you also for commenting - I really like to read what you have to say and do read each comment. I moderate comments and post all as long as they meet the following criteria…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 30, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Two Days!

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I'm happy to say, Lauren is the winner of one CD of Hillsong UNITED …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 30, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Mother Daughter Retreat - May 30, 2015

We're doing this on Saturday night if anyone is interested in attending?

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on May 29, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

Hillsong UNITED Empires CD Giveaway Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow - on May 30, 2015, I'm giving away one CD of Hillsong UNITED …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 29, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

The Other "Basket" - Let's Move Those "Eggs"!

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This week I've been writing about how we tend to put all our "eggs" in one "basket" when it comes to children's ministry - we focus on ministry to children which means Sunday School - sometimes children's church, mid-week ministry and typically some type of…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 29, 2015 at 7:37am — No Comments

Invite Them In Special Needs Ministry ebook

My heart for special needs kids and my passion for all kids to know Jesus collided a few years ago. When I was called to full time ministry I was not sure how God was going to use my 21 years experience in special education. After a few years in ministry it became clear the direction God was guiding me. Interest in…

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Added by Doug Olson on May 28, 2015 at 2:36pm — No Comments

DVD Special -- Save $15.00 on Music for Kids!

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on May 28, 2015 at 9:45am — No Comments

SKY SPILLS OVER by Michael W. Smith

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When my husband and I were first married (nearly 34 years ago), we began listening to a new Christian artist; Michael W. Smith. We really enjoyed the sound of his music and especially loved the powerful lyrics in his songs.



Now,…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 28, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

The Other "Basket" - Encourage Them!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/05/the-other-basket-encourage-them.html

We have been talking about if we are truly serious about reaching children for Jesus, so they learn to know and walk with Him, we have to, "move some of our 'eggs' to a different 'basket'", the "basket" of ministry to parents and grandparents.As I said, I believe…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 28, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Is the American Church Dying a Slow Death?

The latest stats indicate the American church is dying a slow death.  



The Christian percentage of the U.S. population is declining, while the…

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Added by Dale Hudson on May 27, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

16 Secret Rules Disney Employees Follow

When it comes to customer service, Disney sets the standard.  There is much we can learn from them in this area.



Keep in mind that new families usually decide if they're going to return to your church based on how you treat them on their first visit.  So it's critical to get this…

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Added by Dale Hudson on May 27, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Famous Pastor's Kid Gives Great Advice to Students

Denzel Washington, who is a famous actor and…

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Added by Dale Hudson on May 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Other "Basket" - Equip Them!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/05/the-other-basket-equip-them.html

This week I'm talking about the "basket" of ministry to parents and grandparents. Yesterday I asked, "So, what might this 'basket' of ministry to parents and grandparents look like? I believe it has to do three things: engage, equip and encourage." and we looked at,…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Being Discipled

When someone talks about discipleship, there’s a good chance they mean Bible study or mentoring. True discipleship happens constantly over time. The disciples of Christ didn’t meet with him once a week to ask questions or simply grab lunch a couple of times a month – they did life together, constantly. That’s discipleship.

In our culture, we’re constantly being discipled – we’re being trained by the messages we hear over and over again. And they are not all truth. In fact two of them…

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Added by Jesse Smith on May 26, 2015 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Why are family meals so important for the single parent?

There has been a quite a bit of research that shows family meals times are important in keeping kids connected to the family unit. There is even some research that says kids will get better grades and be less depressed when families eat together. Unfortunately with the hectic and busy life style a single parent leads family meals are often the last thing a single parent…

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Added by Linda Ranson Jacobs on May 26, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Blasting Ho-Hum Out of Sunday School

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on May 26, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

Win Up to Two Years of Curriculum!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/05/win-up-to-two-years-of-curriculum.html

In just five days I'm giving away up to two years of Deeper in 4 Children curriculum. This is really a great prize for a church - two years of curriculum for free!

So, how and where might you use it? Consider the following . . .

However you use it, getting it for free is a…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 26, 2015 at 7:47am — No Comments

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