July 2008 Blog Posts (101)

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Added by Josh Koehler on July 31, 2008 at 10:06pm — No Comments



Added by Josh Koehler on July 31, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Letting Go of satan

Letting Go of satan

"You have heard that it was said, ’An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. Matthew 5:38-42

Forgiveness Makes… Continue

Added by COMPASSION dave on July 31, 2008 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments


Well, I’m sitting on my front porch with a cup of coffee and my Bible enjoying a day off and realized I hadn’t emailed my wonderful team of leaders this week! Last night I had some down time and spent some time research a couple of things. Let me share with you something cool I found last night while cruising the internet…

Many of you probably have no idea (it’s just never come up) that I’m of Danish descent… my great-great grandfather immigrated into the US in 18__ through Ellis… Continue

Added by Cindy Fiala on July 31, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Jubilee Gang featured as cover story in 31Ten Magazine

Dear friends and partners:

We were blessed to be featured in 31 ten Magazine this month as their cover story. Below is the link to the online magazine where you can check out the article. I thought it was a very good write up.

Click below to see the cover


Click below to view the article on page 7


God Bless You

Jerry & Candy

The Jubilee… Continue

Added by Jerry Moyer "The Jubilee Gang" on July 31, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

Our Highest Priority

As I reviewed the comments made in the Uncensored poll – Give it to us Raw, I was reminded that so many people in Children’s Ministry are feeling tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, underappreciated, understaffed, and maybe a little confused on what to do next. But in the midst of all of these emotions, they still have an incredible love for children and desire to change children’s lives for eternity.

It reminds me of the situation happening in Rome as Peter wrote his first letter. The… Continue

Added by Michelle Romain on July 31, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments

adaptability is key

I really enjoyed writing this post so I thought I would share! Would love your thoughts, CM world! :)


Added by Pudge on July 31, 2008 at 9:51am — No Comments

My heart hurts.... and he is gone.....

Today I got some very bad news. As many of you know, I sponsor children through Compassion International. We have been a sponsor to one particular boy, Majyambere James for almost 8 years now. We started sponsoring him when he was about 6 years old. Over those past years I got to develop a special relationship with him through letters, pictures, cards, etc. Today I found out that Majyambere past away on or around July 10th, from what, I don't know yet. He was only 14 years old.

I… Continue

Added by Melissa Coast on July 31, 2008 at 12:18am — No Comments

Children's Ministry = CHAOS

A few years ago, I had a well-meaning parishioner come to me and share that children's ministry was too much chaos and out of control. When I asked for her to please elaborate, she had observed that the children needed to stay in their seats all of the time and only speak when specifically called upon to do so. (She was a school teacher) I told her that I had found that children learned by doing, to which she replied that none of her education covered such a thing. Lynn and I discussed her… Continue

Added by Daniel Geer on July 30, 2008 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

What Goes Around (in Jesus’ Name) Comes Around

What Goes Around (in Jesus’ Name) Comes Around

And (Jesus) said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.” Mark 4:26-27

A couple of Friday’s ago I was standing behind a ‘Compassion table’ outside the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ where Pastor Duffy Robbins was bringing the message. For those of you who might not know, a… Continue

Added by COMPASSION dave on July 30, 2008 at 4:07pm — No Comments

3 ingredients of a successful volunteer program

Volunteers, definitely the biggest part of a ministry leaders job, is usually the most neglected part of the job. Why is this? When I look back at my ministry I can see how the people that have served and sacrificed have been the catalyst behind the growth and effectiveness that we are experiencing today. Two years ago, I took on this position to revitalize a ministry that was struggling on many levels. Through helping and growing the volunteers we were able to fix an elementary ministry that… Continue

Added by Joe McAlpine on July 30, 2008 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Double Portion

2 Kings 2:9

And so it was,when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha,' Ask! What may I do for you, beofre I am taken away from you?' Elisha said,' Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.'

Often after awhile we get tired and weary in our ministry. This is the time when we question our existance in the ministry, question the presence of God in the ministry, question the ability of our leaders. What ever questions we can think of, we will… Continue

Added by Derek Koh on July 29, 2008 at 8:07pm — No Comments

The Gospel is Beautiful...

On day 4, we showed spotlight drama which was essentially the gospel in slide format with photos of our kids! after the slide ended, a 4 year old boy said "wow, that's a beautiful story..."

during operation kid-2-kid soccer ball dedication, a 3 year old girl prayed for the boys and girls in south africa... "dear Jesus, thank you for everything you give to us. i pray for boys and girls in south africa. help them to have fun playing with soccer balls. help them to love Jesus… Continue

Added by Gloria Lee on July 29, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

the temptations of a leader

I would love you guy's feedback on these two posts... :)

part 1 - http://www.pudgehuckaby.com/archives/419

part 2 - http://www.pudgehuckaby.com/archives/420

Added by Pudge on July 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Laying My Heart Out There

I have a lot of different interests. There are so many things I am passionate about. Family. Friends. Children's and Family ministry. Theology. Philosophy. Culture. Nature. Languages. The arts. Sports. So many things. But above all of that I am passionate about my faith in God through Jesus Christ. I gladly put my heart on the line for the sake of the gospel, for the sake of Jesus Christ. I am weary, but not defeated. Rather, it is through hope in Jesus Christ that I look ahead, despite what… Continue

Added by Glen Woods on July 28, 2008 at 10:17pm — 3 Comments


Almost all growing ministries are using media to illustrate their teaching and preaching. It is almost necessary in this media driven culture to communicate using videos, music, movie clips, etc. to convey our Biblical messages. Computers and video projection have become a vital part of our communication within the churches and ministries. It is part of being "relevant". Jesus was relevant to his hearers. He used seeds, harvest, and sowing to communicate to the agricultural culture of his… Continue

Added by Timothy Blanarik on July 28, 2008 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Is it August yet???

Wow, what a summer! It seems like since June I have been going 90 to nothing! Started off with VBS work week, a week of VBS, Ladies Gulf Shore's Trip, and two weeks of camp. Did I mention that I had a root canal and strep throat in the midst of all that!! Ha! I know that it is all worth it and the kid's were amazing and received so much from God this summer.

I have been so excited about August, Finally a month of NOTHING!!! But for some odd reason I feel stressed about all the… Continue

Added by Carla Moore on July 28, 2008 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Advisory: Typhoon Frank and Global Food Crisis Updates

Advisory: Typhoon Frank and Global Food Crisis Updates

(*Copied from the Compassion International website)

UPDATE: July 16, 2008 - While Typhoon Frank hit the Philippines nearly a month ago, the destruction was extensive, making information gathering difficult. Compassion staff in the Philippines continue to assess the damage to church partners and gather information on the children and families who were affected.

Please pray for all those who lost homes… Continue

Added by COMPASSION dave on July 28, 2008 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Children's Ministry: Entertaining or Discipling

Children who are entertained watch. Children who are discipled do. Check out my newest blog on Revival Fire For Kids blogsite to read more about this and other topics.

Added by Tamera Kraft on July 28, 2008 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Everybody's Talkin' 'bout His POWER!!!

VBS is over... happy and sad...

the preschoolers were the BEST.... their pure innocent faith challenged me like no other!!!! 3 year olds get it... why don't the adults get it???? so sad that we get jaded and cynical as we get older...

it's late... i'm tired... will have to continue tomorrow...

Added by Gloria Lee on July 28, 2008 at 4:49am — 1 Comment

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