August 2015 Blog Posts (113)

6 Questions To Ensure Your Ministry Out Lasts You

Recently I had to leave a church and ministry that I loved. As I was preparing to leave I start thinking how I, and the ministry, could have been better prepared for this transition.

I’ve heard it said that you will missed about as long as your fist will leave an imprint in water inside a bucket. Now, I don’t completely agree with this, but the point is that the show WILL go on. Certainly people will remember and miss you. There will be things that you did that will out live you, but…

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Added by Matt Norman on August 31, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

The "Buzz" About Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/the-buzz-about-deeper-in-4-grandparents.html

As I've said, part of providing Grandparenting Ministry, involves letting the grandparents in your ministry know about resources available for them. I'm very happy today to let you know about another new resource! 



Over the years,…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 31, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Word of God: Hymn to Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices… Continue

Added by Masaru Horie on August 31, 2015 at 1:57am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - Resources

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry_30.html

I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry for a week and if we are serious about equipping grandparents in our churches to pass on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren, we need to help them find resources they can use. Science, the Bible & Fun! is a…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 30, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

Nursery Volunteers...Don't Underestimate the Big Impact You Make

Many people who volunteer in the nursery feel like they are simply providing "childcare." 
In…
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Added by Dale Hudson on August 29, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Why the Best Kid's Services Are Crazy and Calm

The best kid's services are both crazy and calm.  In other words, an effective kid's service will have both high-energy and low-energy…

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Added by Dale Hudson on August 29, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Small Ways You Can Make a Big Impact with Preschoolers (free volunteer training)

This past weekend we had a training for our preschool volunteers.  We shared small ways they can make a big impact in kids' lives.

 

You can get the handouts and teaching notes at the link below.  Feel free to use it.  You…

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Added by Dale Hudson on August 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - The Role of Grandparents

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry-role.html

I've been talking all week 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…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 29, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

Word of God: Do not love the world

1 John 2:15


Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.…



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Added by Masaru Horie on August 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Peel-N-Stick Fun and Easy Decorating

Looking for an Easy way to redecorate your space? We can help with our themes-to-go website. We offer PEEL N STICK to make your decorating fun and easy. PEEL-N-STICK is in the following sections of the website; Room-In-A-Tube, VIvi’s Boutique, and VBS & Classrooms. We can help you decorate everything from your kids’ room, office, church classroom, or any room that needs a special touch. Go ahead and explore here to begin your adventures of Easy Decorating!…

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Added by Bruce Barry on August 28, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Jesus Feeds 5,000 -- Free Bible Story Skit

Click here for free Bible story…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on August 28, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Memory Verse Lists | Freebie Friday

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Added by Shannan Volters on August 28, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - What About the Grandpas?

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry-what_28.html

I've been writing all week about Grandparenting Ministry and have been sharing with you some of the things the speakers said at the Legacy Coalition meeting I attended last week as we met to talk about engaging and equipping churches to engage, equip…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 28, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - the Single Grandmother

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry_27.html

As I mentioned a couple days ago, I was recently invited to be part of the Legacy Coalition and will be working with some wonderful people to engage churches, so they engage, equip and encourage grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 27, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Help Needed!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/help-needed.html

I recently wrote a book about passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren/children - It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too!…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 27, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

5 Characteristics of a Great Children's Ministry Team

We've talked several times here at Children's Ministry Leader about the idea of "team" in Children's Ministry. We looked at How to Have a Great Team,…

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Added by Greg Baird on August 26, 2015 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Child Watching Our Weekly Television Show on TBN

Love it when viewers send us pics of their child watching me on our television program, "Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart" which airs weekly on TBN and also on Smile of a Child network (3 different times each week).…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on August 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 Easy Ways For Ministry Leaders to Stay Spiritually-Fed

How can children's ministry leaders stay spiritually nourished when they are always having to be out Bible studies because of the demands of their roles?

Read the article on…

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Added by GJ Farmer on August 26, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - It's In the Simple Every-Day Questions . . .

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/08/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry-its.html

When we engage the grandparents in our churches so they are focused on passing on a heritage of faith, we will help them understand sometimes this means they will plan intentional times to sit and have conversations with their grandchildren. But, there will also be times when…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on August 26, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Minecraft

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So about a month ago I had a creative planning meeting with some of my jr. leaders. I wanted to get their takes on the ministry and if they liked some of the stuff we were trying. One thing they said was they didn’t like our Paper Pals. They said it was find for the little kids, but they would prefer Legos or Minecraft…

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Added by Shannan Volters on August 26, 2015 at 8:38am — No Comments

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