September 2016 Blog Posts (59)

Headed to Serve in Belize!

Dear friends,
I’m Eden Chanley. I’m 11 years old. I’m in the 6th grade and I am going to Belize with my dad’s ministry, CMConnect. I…
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Added by Michael Chanley on September 30, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Top Ten Reasons for Involving Your Children in Christmas for an Orphan

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Christmas is just a couple months away, so now is the perfect time to help the children in your ministry, "Put Feet to Their Faith" by involving them in a project to share Jesus' love with children around the world. Today I'm going to post the top ten reasons for involving your…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 30, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments

Benefiting, Strengthening & Building Strong Ministry to Children & Families

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I have served in Children's Ministries for 43 years in churches large (6000+ people) and small (100 people). I absolutely believe in the value of Children's Ministry and believe churches must have strong, focused and intentional ministry to children and…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 29, 2016 at 7:53am — No Comments

20 Largest Children's Ministries in America 2016

Here's a list of the 20 largest children's ministries in America for 2016.  Though size and growth are not the only signs of spiritual health, they are important indicators.  Anything that has life grows.  God tells us to go out and compel people to come so His house will be full.  You can't reach empty seats.



There is much that can be learned from these children's ministries.  I would encourage you to click on the links and check out their websites.



Though these…

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Added by Dale Hudson on September 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Christian Television Program for Kids

Fun times on the TV set -- Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with a Heart which airs each Sat. on TBN or weekdays on Smile of a Child…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 28, 2016 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - Science, the Bible & Fun!

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Stop and think for a moment about how a strong Grandparenting Ministry helps our Children's Ministry be much stronger as well; and as you do, think about what we want to see happen in this ministry with the grandparents in our church. Clearly, we want to…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 28, 2016 at 8:28am — No Comments

What is Your Ministry Really Like?

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Okay, we all want to believe our church and Children's Ministry are places where people are affirmed, cared for, supported, encouraged and loved; but are you sure this is really the case? It is oh so easy for us to be so "caught up" in the ministry and all…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 27, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments

God is the LORD Almighty and He has Good Plans for You!

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When I look at the world around me, it is easy for me to feel apprehensive and even long for a time when life was simpler; and the world was bigger. But, God not only knows what is happening in the world; He is in control! Plus, He put me here, in…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 26, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments

7 Steps for Bringing Your Children's Ministry Out of a Slump

Is your children's ministry in a slump?  Perhaps attendance is dipping or volunteers are tired or there is a lack of energy and excitement?



If that's the case, then be encouraged.  You can bring your ministry out of the slump.  Here's 7 steps that will help you get back…

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Added by Dale Hudson on September 26, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Win a Subscription to Happy Times Magazine!

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Three weeks ago I shared with you about a resource you could recommend to the parents and grandparents in your church - Happy Times Magazine. This is a tool they could use to pass faith to their young, preschool age children/grandchildren. You'll find my full review…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 25, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments

The Top Fourteen Tips for Effective Children's Ministry - Tip #1 - Make Prayer the Priority!

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For the past two weeks, I've been sharing some of the things I've learned in and about Children's Ministry and I'm ending up today where I began; with prayer!
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 24, 2016 at 10:26am — No Comments

The Top Fourteen Tips for Effective Children's Ministry - Tip #2 - Look for the Joy!

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Well, we've almost made it through my Top Fourteen Tips for Effective Children's Ministry; today we have my, "Tip Number Two" . . . Look for the Joy! Children's Ministry should be the place where we see and experience joy everywhere we turn; what…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 23, 2016 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Top Fourteen Tips for Effective Children's Ministry - Tip #4 - Choose to be Positive!

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As we near the end of my series of tips for effective Children's Ministry, this tip is absolutely essential, because if you choose the opposite, your ministry will not be effective.…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 21, 2016 at 9:08am — No Comments

Being a Creative | Online Education

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Added by Shannan Volters on September 21, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments

The Key to Memorization for Children is Repetition!

Lots of songs at www.MaryRiceHopkins to help kids learn…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 20, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Top Fourteen Tips for Effective Children's Ministry - Tip #5 - Pray - Give God Thanks!

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If you have been following this series of posts, you may have looked at the title for this post and once again thought; "Wait a minute! You already had two tips about prayer!" If so, you are correct. I did, but because prayer is so essential, it…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on September 20, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments

A Very Mary Christmas Album Lyrics

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on September 20, 2016 at 8:08am — No Comments

Now Available - If Disney Ran Your Children's Ministry Book

Did you know that Disney is the number one family vacation destination in the world?  Last year over 118 million people walked into a Disney park.  The vast majority of them were kids and their parents.  Disney knows how to connect with kids and families.



And now we're…

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Added by Dale Hudson on September 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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