June 2015 Blog Posts (113)

Family Worship: Be Prepared, Get Read

Ok, I know that this title sounds redundant, but stick with me. I’ll explain. This is the second in a series designed to help you and your family get the most out of worshiping together. You can check out the first post HERE. Today I want to look at how you can set yourself up to have a great worship experience, before you even…

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Added by Matt Norman on June 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

When Children's Hearts Hurt

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on June 30, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

What Do You Do to Engage, Equip & Encourage Grandparents?

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/what-do-you-do-to-engage-equip.html

In this day and age it is ever so much more important for us to do all we can to engage, equip and encourage parents and grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith. The world around us is doing what God's Word said it would do; turn away from Him and set their own "rules" for what is…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 30, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

Fall Curriculum Sale!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/fall-curriculum-sale.html

If you are looking for curriculum to use this Fall, take a look at Deeper in 4 Children. Not only will it have your children opening their Bibles, discovering what God's Word says, praying Scripture and learning how God's Word is for them, but you will experience significant savings as it is only $75 per…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 30, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Family Worship: Worship Is Spiritual

This Sunday we start July Jubilee. During the month of July we will have one Sunday school hour and one worship hour. For this month we will not have Children’s Church. We are doing this so families can worship together. I understand how difficult it can be to sit through a worship service with a small child, much less actually worship or try to pay attention to the message. This week I will share 5 posts aimed at helping you and your family, including the little ones, make the most out of…

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Added by Matt Norman on June 29, 2015 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Creativity and Teaching Children

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on June 29, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

What Are You Looking for in Curriculum?

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Are you looking for curriculum to use in your ministry this Fall? If so, what are you looking for? Do you want . . . 



  • A Biblically sound curriculum which gets children to open their Bibles?
  • A curriculum which…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 29, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - Summer Minute to Win It!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/family-ministry-on-shoe-string-summer.html

I love Lindsey Whitney's ideas for "Minute to Win It" for church and her Summer Edition gives even more ideas to help you hold your own "Minute to Win It" at your church! Thank you Lindsey for allowing me to re-post these articles from your site…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 28, 2015 at 7:16am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - More Minute to Win It!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/family-ministry-on-shoe-string-more.html

Again, I'd like to thank Lindsey Whitney for allowing me to re-post her "Minute to Win It" articles from her site - Growing Kids Ministry. This post goes on to build on the first with more ideas for games!

I stumbled upon a great little game book which contained some real…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

God Can Make Creative Use of Learning Disabilities

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on June 26, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - Minute to Win It!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/family-ministry-on-shoe-string-minute.html

First of all I want to thank Lindsey Whitney for graciously allowing me to re-post her article on "Minute to Win It for Church!" Lindsey writes Growing Kids Ministry - be sure to take a minute to check her site for all the great ideas, articles and resources you will find…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 26, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments

"Dream Big Dreams" Free Nehemiah Bible Story Lesson

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on June 25, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - We Have Talent!

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All this week I've been talking about some family ministry possibilities you could offer the children and families in your church . . . all on a shoe-string! Here's idea for you . . . you could plan a "(your church's name) got talent" show and involve children and families in…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 25, 2015 at 6:49am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - Family Picnics in the Park!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/family-ministry-on-shoe-string-family_25.html

If you are looking for something you could do to engage children and families in your church and reach out to your community at the same time . . . all on a shoe-string budget, think about offering Family Picnics in the Park!

Think about the following -

As…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 25, 2015 at 6:45am — No Comments

Your Story

Your story matters, tell it. 

Added by Jesse Smith on June 24, 2015 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Miley Cyrus and Why Kids Turn Away From the Faith

Miley Cyrus.  Daughter of singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus.  She was raised on a 500 acre farm outside of Nashville.  Miley grew up in a Southern Baptist Church, made a profession of faith and was baptized.  In her early…

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Added by Dale Hudson on June 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Kids



What keeps kids coming back to church?  What makes the biggest impact in a kid's life?  What is the key to helping disciple kids?



RELATIONSHIPS.



Building relationships with the kids God has called you to reach is one of the most important things you can do. …

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Added by Dale Hudson on June 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

CentriKid Stuff

Below are some links to some of the documents that you might need for CentriKid.

Release-Form

Norman-Park Parent Packet 2015…

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Added by Matt Norman on June 24, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Timely tips to help kids of divorce love summer camp

Many churches host camps during the summer months. Some camps are day camps, where the child only attends during the day. Other camps are overnight camps. Summer camps can be a wonderful experience for children.

A lot of children from two-parent homes wait excitedly to attend these fun and awesome camps. Not so much for many children in single parent homes.

Summer camps can become sticky and messy for the child of divorce. While almost every child of divorce will want to go to…

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Added by Linda Ranson Jacobs on June 24, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Family Ministry on a Shoe-String - Family Service Squads!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/06/family-ministry-on-shoe-string-family.html

When we think about family ministry we most often tend to think about providing ministry opportunities for the children and families in our church and community, and while we certainly want to do this, family ministry can also - and should also - include opportunities for our…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 24, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

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