June 2014 Blog Posts (140)

Anything - Love = Nothing!

Do you ever listen to sermons from pastors at churches you do not attend? I'd like to share a sermon by Dr. Jim Samra on I Corinthians 13 - Think. Love. Live. Love Never Ends with you. Take 33 minutes and seven seconds to listen to this sermon . . . you will be so glad you did!



There! Did you listen to it? If not, please do!



Okay, now, a few thoughts . . . …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 30, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

WHAT DOES REAL LEADERSHIP LOOK LIKE?

What is a leader?

The prevailing view in the world is that of a person with power, position and privilege, someone with authority and a commanding personality.

But biblical leadership is vastly different from this common misperception. The New Testament presents leadership in terms of sacrificial service to God’s people and the world (Mark 10:42-45), and faithfulness to God and His…

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Added by Addison Venture on June 30, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Why Summer Is Not My Busiest Time in Children's Ministry

Summer used to be my busiest time in children's ministry.

VBS...Camps...Day Trips...Outreach Events...Preschool Events...the list went on and on.

And then Fall…

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Added by Dale Hudson on June 30, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

VBS: A Revival for Kids

It’s VBS season!!!  Many churches across the world are busy preparing for and doing VBS right now.  Tons of children are learning about Jesus and his love for them.  They are feeling the love of God through the awesome volunteers at each church.  VBS is not something one person can do alone, but it is the service of many adults and youth that help make VBS what it is for the kids in each community.  So much goes into the planning and preparation of VBS.  Even though it is exhausting, I love…

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Added by Vanessa Myers on June 30, 2014 at 11:06am — 3 Comments

Our Home is like a Little Church

 

Sojourn’s first children’s book, Our Home is like a Little Church, , written by Lindsey Blair and Bobby Gilles with illustrations by Tessa Janes, is now available to from Amazon.com and…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on June 29, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

The Other Part of Effective Children's Ministry . . . Part Two!

Two days ago I wrote about, "the other part of effective ministry" and said, "

believe there are two primary areas the church can and should focus it’s attention on . . . the first being that of equipping and encouraging parents to teach their own children and the second of…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 29, 2014 at 5:58am — No Comments

Where are the kids when we’re in community group? | Part 3, Tips from Sojourn parents

Where are the kids when we’re in community group? When we’re learning from the Bible, speaking gospel words to one another, and living life together, how can we share this with our kids? In case you missed it, I asked Casey Smith, a former member of Sojourn who is currently serving with Acts 29 Europe and The Crowded House, about this…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on June 28, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Canciones para Toda la Familia DVD

Songs included:  Caminaré Como Cristo (Walk Like Jesus), Los Peces Llegarán (The Fish Are Gonna Bite), Fue Dios (God Did), Matilda La Gorila (Matilda the Gorilla), Bueno Es (It Is Good), En Casa De Abuelita (Gramma’s…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on June 28, 2014 at 8:43am — 2 Comments

"He is Jesus!"

Thursday night at a special meeting at my church for the Sunday children's ministry 

volunteers, the Children's Pastor at my church prayed for my family; in particular my son's family because my daughter-in-law is in the hospital. When I told my grandsons Pastor Joel prayed for them, Josiah's eyes got big…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 28, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

Where are the kids when we’re in community group? | Part 2, Thoughts from The Crowded House

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Where are the kids when we’re in community group? In my time as a community group leader, I’ve most often hired a babysitter to take care of the kids. Often, they flip on a movie and the kids are entertained by Disney while we parents study the Bible and live life together. Unfortunately, hiring a sitter or turning to Pixar doesn’t…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Other Part of Effective Children's Ministry

What does and should children's ministry look like in our churches? What is 

the true, God given role for the church to fill in the area of training and teaching children? For many, many years we have mostly focused on the area of teaching in Sunday school, mid-week ministry and for special events like Vacation Bible School. While these…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 27, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Yancy's New Album: Yancy y Amigos Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza

Yancy Enlists Jaci Velasquez and Salvador’s Nic Gonzales for Upcoming Spanish Language Praise Album for Kids 



 



(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Yancy has long been Christian music’s reigning Queen of Diversity, but with the upcoming release of…

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Added by Michael Chanley on June 26, 2014 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Score BIG with parents. It’s really not as hard as many make it out to be.

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Whenever you are trying to make improvements to anything, it is always wise to start with what needs improving. You find this out by asking questions, by discovering what people want, need, desire. Everyone tends to take their own filter into situations and then judge…

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Added by Todd McKeever on June 26, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Where are the kids when we’re in community group? | Part 1

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Here at Sojourn, our church culture revolves around two primary ministry wings: (1) our weekly worship gatherings at our campuses on Sundays, and (2) weekly community group “scatterings” that meet in homes around our city throughout the week.

Over the past year, Sojourn’s leadership has been wrestling with a burning question. It is one that haunts us, and it is…

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Added by Jared Kennedy on June 26, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Book Review - Get to Know Jesus - I'm Giving One Away

One of the primary things we do in children's ministry is to introduce children to Jesus! This is also one of the best things we do! So when I received a copy of a, "Full-Color Biography for Kids - Get to Know Jesus" book from Zonderkidz, I was very happy to review it - and am happy for the opportunity to give one away as well!…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 26, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

First Impressions Lie - Insight on Volunteering

“You’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” We’ve all heard this quote. It’s catchy and certainly has merit. First impressions are important, monumentally so. In fact, it has been scientifically proven that it takes no more than a tenth of a…

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Added by Frank Bealer on June 25, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Seven Word Children's Ministry Stories















Ready for some fun?



Nursery pager signal sent...where is…

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Added by Dale Hudson on June 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Surf's Up! Children's Ministry Resources Around the Web . . . STRAIGHT4ward with Loretta Baughan!

Okay, first of all, STRAIGHT4ward with Loretta Baughan isn't "technically" a children's ministry blog and secondly my sister is Loretta Baughan, but this is absolutely a blog well worth adding to your list of must-read blogs! Loretta writes this blog because, "Life is full of twists and turns, triumphs and pitfalls, ups and downs. This blog and the coming podcasts will attempt to tackle issues confronting modern-day…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 25, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Surf's Up! Children's Ministry Resources Around the Web . . . CM Buzz!

I've been highlighting websites and blogs well worth checking out with the goal of adding to your daily-must-read-list. Today I want to encourage you to check CM Buzz

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2014/06/surfs-up-childrens-ministry-resources_24.html

Added by Lynda Freeman on June 24, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Free Giveaways

Hey friends!  I have some free kidmin resources to giveaway!  Check out my blog to see how you can get some free stuff to help you in your ministry (thanks to KidzMatter)!  

http://dtownkidz.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/free-giveaways-for-childrens-ministers/

Added by Vanessa Myers on June 24, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

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