We had a party at our house Friday night for our oldest son Josh and some of his friends from college. The kids were all dressing up, so we decided we would dress up to embarrass Josh. That's what parents do...right? Here's a picture of Josh's embarrassing situation.
Added by Dale Hudson on October 31, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Stumble Never Again
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble 2 Peter 1:10
It’s a Promise
This is huge! We have a covenant with Jesus Christ that declares if we do these ‘things’ we will not stumble
. (I do not know about you, but I hate it when I stumble). But the promise does not stop there, for if we do these things,… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on October 31, 2008 at 3:44pm —
I have found that many times when kids act up it is because of deeper issues going on in their life or home.
Here's an example. ___________is a 2nd grader. Last night I was called to the room he was in. He was crying and trying to get out of the room. I took him out of the room and he immediatley clung to my side. I could sense he was afraid. He sobbed to the point where he was shaking. I knew something had to be going on. When mom came I pulled her aside to find out what was wrong. She… Continue
Added by Dale Hudson on October 30, 2008 at 4:30pm —
So You Have an Identity Crisis
Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ… 2 Peter 1:1a
A Name Shift
Most Christians you talk with love Peter. We like him because he is relatable--he stumbles so many times in his walk with Jesus, but in the end he always learns his lesson. Peter was also a humble man and we recognize this in his salutation when he refers to himself by his birth name—Simon.
The name… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on October 30, 2008 at 12:36pm —
Do you have those problem children in your ministry? I'm sure you do! Tonight, our sheriff (we have one on staff on Wednesday nights) several members of our Security Team, and myself had to do a little running!
We bus in approximately 20-50 kids/youth every Wed night. We do our best to keep an eye on them, and for the most part we do. About once every 3 months or so we have to catch a few from leaving the property, mostly the ones… Continue
Added by Justin Brooks on October 29, 2008 at 9:41pm —
I'm fairly new to this site, but I just wanted to take a little time to introduce myself and to ask for some advice. I am a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University and I'll be graduating in December. In a month! (Ahh!). Any way I'm looking for a job developing/writing curriculum and doing graphic art within children's ministry. I'm excited at the prospect of following God in this next phase of my life.
As I've been networking some to different churches, I've found… Continue
Added by Katie Martin on October 29, 2008 at 4:50pm —
You Are a Failure
The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed… 1 Peter 5:1
First Peter was written only months before horrific persecution of the church was to occur, for on July 19, 64 AD, many scholars believe that Caesar Nero set fire to Rome so he could eventually rebuild the city… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on October 29, 2008 at 12:28pm —
Do you ever have those days that you feel as though you've accomplished nothing? I do! Sometimes I have those WEEKS too! Other times I wonder 'How is it almost November? Where did October go? Where did Jan.-Sept. go?
I've gotten into the habbit of closing my day at work by listening to a song by Andrew Peterson
"The Chasing Song." Andrew produced that song in 2000 and it's been a favortite of mine since. I use it a reminder to keep… Continue
Added by Justin Brooks on October 28, 2008 at 3:32pm —
We are building a new children's/student/life center building. We are hoping to open the student side in December and the children's side by Easter. One cool feature is a giant granite globe that is outside the main children's entrance. It was custom made in Germany for us and weighs 10,000 pounds. It will float in water and the kids will be able to turn it. Below are some pics if you'd like to see them. I'll post more updates along the way.…
Added by Dale Hudson on October 28, 2008 at 2:30pm —
I know. I have written on this subject before. I am not trying to bore anyone. But I am admonishing you all, my brothers and sisters, to consider what I am trying to feebly say.
I just read an article sent out by one of my fellowship's Children's Leaders. It was a good read, utilizing the now famous red button used in marketing for a national office supply chain to catch the reader's attention. The gist of the article concerned Harvest vs Halloween parties and what kids understand.… Continue
Added by Daniel Geer on October 28, 2008 at 10:00am —
Dear friends and partners;
We had an awesome week ministering in 3 different churches.
On Oct. 19-22 we ministered at Bethel tabernacle in Frankford, DE where we saw around 7 children born again. We were also able to minister in a Christian school in DE where we saw around 12 children raise there hands to be born again for the first time.…
Added by Jerry Moyer "The Jubilee Gang" on October 27, 2008 at 11:31pm —
Tonight we met as a ministry worship team, like we do every month. Due to my job, sometimes I have to miss out on these meetings and its a real shame that I do because I love the people that God has blessed me with within this amazing ministry. Tonight I guess was special because they put a lot of focus on us hosts. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, a "host" in our ministry is a person who is in charge of the service and helps to make sure that it runs smoothly. I am… Continue
Added by Scott Cooksey on October 27, 2008 at 10:30pm —
It's pretty quiet around our house this week. Josh is busy with work and college. Caleb is gone on a retreat to the NC mountains with his school. Just Pamela and I. Back to the way it was 19 years ago when we first go married...no kiddos around...alot less noise. But we are missing the noise. It reminds us to enjoy the few remaining years we have left with our kids at home. I heard of a couple who had a grandfather clock. They got rid of it after their kids grew up and left home. The ticking… Continue
Added by Dale Hudson on October 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Choosing the Right Tree
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him. 1 Peter 3:18a, 21,… Continue
Added by COMPASSION dave on October 27, 2008 at 1:37pm —
Okay, I know that my thoughts on this subject are nothing new I'm sure! Money seems to always be an issue no matter what size church you are. The only difference is that what you are trying to purchase is different. Larger church = larger quantity and usually means the quality you can produce is higher (which costs more money.) But that can wait for another post!
So, how can a church on a shoe-string budget compete (I use this term VERY loosely)… Continue
Added by Justin Brooks on October 27, 2008 at 11:50am —
What i have realised these past few months, is that with each Sunday morning service it's important to reflect and observe what God has done. Sometimes you get caught up, in making sure that the program runs smoothly that you miss the changes that are occuring in the lives of the kids you are impacting. And to be honest, i don't call them changes i call them miracles.
When you see a child worship God who normally doesn't- Miracle
When you see the children excited about Church-… Continue
Added by Heidi Lopez on October 27, 2008 at 8:37am —
So this past Tuesday we had a guest speaker at our service called Post, its for the 20 somethings ministry. The guest speakers name is MIke Breaux. He probably delivered the best serman I have ever been to. Mainly because he wasnt preaching at me to become a better person, but rather to go out and make some ripples. Now for some of you Elementary and Youth Ministers this something that each of you do everyday and its the thing that I have rested my life on. He said that there are 2 ways to get… Continue
Added by Scott Cooksey on October 26, 2008 at 6:15pm —
Since my stint at summer camp, I have come down from my extreme religious high, which is a good thing. But God is still at major work on my heart and I feel the pull from him everyday. I was listening to 104.3 Way FM here in the Ville and I heard this song by Sanctus Real come on and I was just blown away by those lyrics and I could totally relate. The song is called Something Heavenly, and it is about how difficult it can be for people to give… Continue
Added by Scott Cooksey on October 25, 2008 at 10:41pm —
One of our favorite places to eat is the Old Key Lime House on Ocean Drive. We went last night and had a great time as a family. The restaurant sits right on the water. In fact, you can toss bread to the seagulls and watch fish jump from your table. There's even a pirate in the ceiling that's waiting to steal some of your food. But the most unique thing has to be the toilet in the men's bathroom. It gives you the opportunity to do something that all Americans would love to do after 9/11. Check… Continue
Added by Dale Hudson on October 25, 2008 at 2:30pm —
If you wasn`t saved you wouldn`t probably be on this website.If you was you probably would so here is how I got saved: Well I was going to church and the teacher asked if I was saved and I said ''Yes I am saved because if i wasn`t I would be dead in a grave.. because I was on that school campus that had a bad guy on it.''So my teacher said,''I mean salvation''.I said,''What the heck do you mean''.So she told me all about it and that is how I became saved.
This is… Continue
Added by ashley on October 24, 2008 at 5:36pm —