July 2016 Blog Posts (58)

Spiritual Warfare in Children's Ministry

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What does, "spiritual warfare" look like in Children's Ministry? It definitely, "shows up", because Children's Ministry has the potential to literally change the world. In the book …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 30, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Song to Accompany Moses at Burning Bush Bible Story

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on July 29, 2016 at 9:48am — No Comments

The Biggest Dangers to Your Children's Ministry - Danger #1

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Yesterday I wrote about what I consider to be the second biggest danger to our Children's Ministry: the trap of "gossip". I said; "Falling into the trap of, "gossip" will stop your Children's Ministry from being effective . . . it is a…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 29, 2016 at 8:33am — No Comments

How to Make a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Kids

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on July 28, 2016 at 11:34am — No Comments

The Biggest Dangers to Your Children's Ministry - Danger #2

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Yesterday I wrote about what I consider to be the third biggest danger to our Children's Ministry: the trap of "comfort". I said; "Falling into the trap of, "comfort" will stop your Children's Ministry from being effective . . . it is a big…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 28, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

The Biggest Dangers to Your Children's Ministry - Danger #3

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Yesterday I wrote about what I consider to be the fourth biggest danger to our Children's Ministry: having too big a view of ourselves, what we know and what we can do. I said, "Having too big a view of ourselves, what we know and what we…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 27, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

Hip Hip Hip Hoppopotamus -- God Made All of Us!

These boys learned "Hip Hip Hip Hippopotamus" at camp and the mom wrote in her blog:  "…
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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on July 26, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

When You Let Kids Lead at Church...Amazing Things Happen

I believe that God will pour out His blessings on the church that makes children's ministry a priority.  This has been demonstrated time and time again in churches across the country and around the world.…

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Added by Dale Hudson on July 26, 2016 at 9:01am — No Comments

The Biggest Dangers to Your Children's Ministry - Danger #4

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Yesterday I wrote about what I consider to be the fifth biggest danger in your Children's Ministry: selfishness. I said, "Selfishness will stop your  Children's Ministry from being effective . . . it is a big danger; so be on guard, call it out…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 26, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

Song to Accompany Story About Baby Moses - "Put 'em in a Basket"

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on July 25, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Biggest Dangers to Your Children's Ministry - Danger #5

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Over the years I've served in children's ministry, (44 to be exact!) I've had the opportunity to serve in churches where the children's ministry - and the church - were effective! Ministries where it was a blessing and joy to serve! Sadly, I've also served in churches…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 25, 2016 at 8:43am — No Comments

Bible Review: The Bible App Storybook Bible

Bible App Storybook Bible

 


The Bible App Storybook Bible

Publisher/year: YouVersion with OneHope| October 13,2015

Version: Storybook

Age: Preschool-2nd grade

Format: Hardback

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Added by Shannan Volters on July 25, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments

Why Grandparenting Ministry Matters

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I've been writing quite a bit about Grandparenting Ministry. You may see these posts and wonder why I'm writing about grandparenting on a Children's Ministry blog. The reason is because when a Children's Ministry is a strong supporter of Grandparenting…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 24, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

Grandparent on Purpose - 4 Roles of a Grandparent!

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A year ago I heard Tim Kimmel speak about grandparenting on purpose, and today I want to share with you what this means, and looks like. Please think about this in regards to the grandparents in your church, and then think about what you do as a Children's Ministry, to help…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 23, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Moses on Mount Sinai Finger Painting Art Project

Idea from Dancing in the Desert downloadable…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on July 22, 2016 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Intentional Snacking with Goldfish | Freebie Friday

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So I was pinteresting the other day and came across this brilliant pin from totschooling.  She had a letter tracing activity that used Goldfish to make the letters.  Goldfish is almost a weekly occurrence in our 2’s room and at least…

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Added by Shannan Volters on July 22, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - The Role of Grandparents

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I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry and how our churches need to engage, equip and encourage grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. Today I want to share something Steve and Valerie Bell shared with us at…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 22, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - the Single Grandmother

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As I mentioned yesterday, last year I had the wonderful opportunity to hear a number of people talk about Grandparenting Ministry and what it might look like in a church. Cathy Jacobs, from Pass the Legacy, spoke about the challenge facing the single grandmother; and…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on July 21, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

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