September 2015 Blog Posts (84)

Teacher Training Workshop - Oct. 17, 2015 - Stanwood, WA

Teacher Training Workshop - Oct. 17 - 9:00 a.m. - noon - Our Savior Lutheran Church (27201 99th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA).

Contact Deanna Khoury for registration details (425.931.6061).

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 30, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

Family Concert - Our Savior Lutheran Church - Stanwood, WA - Oct. 16, 2015

Family Concert - Oct. 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Our Savior Lutheran Church (27201 99th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA) - Contact person: Deanna Khoury (425.931.6061).

If you live near would love to meet you!  If you know of anyone who lives in the area, please let them know!

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 30, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Engaged Grandparents = Grandparents Who Value the Children's Ministry

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/engaged-grandparents-grandparents-who.html

As I talk about Grandparenting Ministry, you may wonder how such a ministry really connects with a Children's Ministry . . . well, yesterday I said; "consider this; if you have grandparents who are engaged and focused on passing on a heritage…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 30, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

Day Three of the Adventure Bible Quest Game!

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We are about half-way through the Adventure Bible Quest Game where you could win a great prize package of Adventure Bibles to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Adventure Bible. Today I'm happy to share with you the clue and verse for Day Three of the quest . .…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 30, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

Create a Great Experience for Guest Families Using This Tool

The experience guests have on their first visit is the biggest determining factor if they will return or not.  You can "follow up" all you want, but if they have a bad first experience, the chances of them returning is slim to…

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Added by Dale Hudson on September 30, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

"Let Your Light Shine" Devotion-in-Motion

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 29, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Engaged Grandparents = Committed Prayer Warriors

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/engaged-grandparents-committed-prayer.html

As I talk about Grandparenting Ministry, you may wonder how such a ministry really connects with a Children's Ministry . . . well, consider this; if you have grandparents who are engaged and focused on passing on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren, these grandparents…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 29, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Day Two of the Adventure Bible Quest Game!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/day-two-of-adventure-bible-quest-game.html

Yesterday I announced the Adventure Bible Quest Game where you could win a great prize package of Adventure Bibles to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Adventure Bible. Today I'm happy to share with you the clue and verse for Day Two of the quest . . . 

Added by Lynda Freeman on September 29, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Positive traits of kids in single parent homes

Recently I was leading a single parent retreat. At the beginning of the retreat I put up a poster titled, “My Child’s Positives” along with a sharpie attached to the paper.

The instructions were at any time during the retreat they could go to the poster and list their children’s positive traits. While this might sound like a simple request for any parenting in a two-parent home, it is not always easy for divorcing parents.

Sure enough, at first the single parents just stared at…

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Added by Linda Ranson Jacobs on September 28, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Positive traits of kids in single parent homes

Recently I was leading a single parent retreat. At the beginning of the retreat I put up a poster titled, “My Child’s Positives” along with a sharpie attached to the paper.

The instructions were at any time during the retreat they could go to the poster and list their children’s positive traits. While this might sound like a simple request for any parenting in a two-parent home, it is not always easy for divorcing parents.

Sure enough, at first the single parents just stared at…

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Added by Linda Ranson Jacobs on September 28, 2015 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

The Adventure Bible is 25 Years Old! Play the Adventure Bible Quest Game and Win a Prize Pack!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/the-adventure-bible-is-25-years-old.html

When I opened my email this morning I found an invitation to celebrate the 25th anniversary/birthday of the Adventure Bible . . . and host a fun contest where one of you will be able to win a prize package which includes one of each of the Adventure Bible resources! Sounds…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 28, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments

Some Facts About Grandparents and How They Impact Your Children's Ministry

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/some-facts-about-grandparents-and-how.html

Clearly, from the things I have been writing about lately - especially in the past week or so - I sincerely believe all churches should focus on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. There are reasons I believe…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 27, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

Hashtags and Kids- What are your posts associated with?

Unless you have been completely out of the loop for the past few years to know that the pound/number sign is now referred to as a hashtag. Most people were ready to write it off as another social trend that would eventually go away. However, I believe without a major…

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Added by Joe Mally on September 26, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Equip Those Grandparents - Science, the Bible & Fun!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/equip-those-grandparents-science-bible.html

We have been looking at resources you could use both in classes/small groups to equip, encourage and engage grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren and ones which you could give to grandparents for them to read on their own.

Today I want to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 26, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Meainingful Baby Dedication Gift Or Moms-to-Be

Music is soothing to babies and the effect of music on children is awesome! Sleep Little One is perfect for new moms, moms to be, baby gifts, the church nursery, or just for quiet times at home!   …
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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 25, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Equip Those Grandparents - Great Lessons & Grand Blessings

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/equip-those-grandparents-great-lessons.html

I have one more book resource I'm happy to share with you today which you could recommend for grandparents in your ministry and use in classes/small groups for grandparents. This one is a book which looks at grandparents and grandchildren in the Bible, written by Dr. Elmer…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 25, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments

5 Things Children’s Ministers Wish Their Senior Pastor Knew

Recently I asked a group of children’s ministry leaders on Facebook what sorts of things they wish their Senior Pastor knew. I asked because I believe that God is moving me in that direction and I wanted to make sure never to forget the concerns of my fellow children’s ministers. Here are a few of the responses I received.

1.) Being there whenever the doors are open might not be healthy.

As children’s ministers we are at church a lot. I LOVE it and so do most…

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Added by Matt Norman on September 25, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Equip Those Grandparents - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/09/equip-those-grandparents-deeper-in-4.html

As we continue to look at resources which are available for churches to use with grandparents and for grandparents to use on their own, I am delighted to share with you a book which will guide grandparents - and parents, too - in praying every day for the children they love! In…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 24, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Pocket or Feedly or Evernote. Tools for productivity.

feedly pocket evernote

I have 3 tools that I just completely love using and they fit so well into my productivity system when it comes to absorbing information. Here they are:

1. Pocket. Pocket is my first app that use to snag content and save for later reading. If I’m reading a website or an article online and don’t have time to finish it, then I’ll throw it into Pocket. Save…

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Added by Todd McKeever on September 24, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

Generation Z...What You Need to Know to Reach Them

Today's kids have been tagged Generation Z.  The oldest were born just before the turn of the Millennium.



They've also been labeled Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, Socratics, Gen Next, Post Gen, and Plurals. …

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Added by Dale Hudson on September 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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