November 2012 Blog Posts (116)

Ch. 5: Examining Your Goals – Shepherding A Child’s Heart (A Synopsis)

Shepherding A Child's Heart In this installment of our synopsis of Tedd Tripp’s book “Shepherding A Child’s Heart,” we will look at Chapter 5 – “Examining Your Goals.”

Tripp explains that every parent wants kids who are happy and successful.  We differ in our definitions of success, but whatever our definition is, that’s what we want for our kids. …

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Added by Wayne Stocks on November 30, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Kids, The Gospel, and Christmas

We all know that the Christmas season should be focused around Jesus.  We know that as parents it is our job to help our kiddos know the true meaning.  We know all that!  But everything gets so very busy and we all get caught in the craziness of the season.  And before we know it we are surrounded by gift wrap and wishing we had spent more time focusing on the right…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on November 29, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Changes Coming to CMConnect and Your Last Chance for 3x

Change is coming...

It's been awhile since we have hit the refresh button on things here at CMConnect. Well, I'm excited to say, we are near the end of a massive community re-build which will include some new programming and an entirely new look.

Here is a sneak…

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Added by Michael Chanley on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

KidMin Space Re-Design Process

We are in the middle of re-doing our kids’ space at West Bradenton.  We are in a really old space that has not been updated in quite awhile.  The church has been excellent stewards of tables (we found one dated 1957!), carpet, etc.. and after many years of usage it is time for some change.  We were blessed by a special offering over the spring and summer that gave us some money to work…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on November 29, 2012 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Reasons for Focusing our Kids on Receiving at Christmas

Yesterday I posted my Top 5 Reasons for Focusing Kids on Giving at Christmas, but today I want to stop to think about the Top 5 reasons for Focusing our Kids on Receiving at Christmas . . . yes, I said “receiving“! At Christmas children – and adults, too – think quite a bit about the gifts they would like to receive, but in God’s Word we find some…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on November 29, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Toronto School Kids Targeted by Gay Agenda

www.relevantchildrensministry.com

The poster below was recently placed in Toronto schools to "educate" students about "discrimination."  The posters were distributed to both elementary and secondary schools.



Notice the posters promote same sex couples and even polygamy.  Under the guise of "tolerance," children are being indoctrinated to accept and be a part of lifestyles that violate God's plan for the family.…

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Added by Dale Hudson on November 28, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Issues: Kinesthetic, Late, Mouthy, Nametags

This is the continuation of a series where we are sharing tips and tricks for dealing with common kidmin discipline issues.  Many of these answers were compiled by a roomful of people who work and serve in the trenches.  You can see the other posts here and …

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on November 28, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons for Focusing Kids on Giving at Christmas!

“Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call, Their favorite time of the year!”
Ah, yes . . . Christmas time is here and while children are likely to be focused on the gifts they hope to receive . . . as for many children it is their favorite time of year, I believe it is the ideal time to redirect their focus to giving to others! So . . .  here are my Top 5 Reasons for Focusing Kids on Giving…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on November 28, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

There is No Easy Button for Change – Object Lesson

(You need a “easy button” from Staples© for this object lesson, optionally you could have a harder puzzle in its box or even completed)

As much as we all wish it would be, change is never easy. It would…

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Added by Jason Martin on November 27, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Downtime is of the Devil

In working with kids of any age, one of my go-to sentences is that downtime is of the devil.  In other words, any time you have a lull in a  ministry environment, such as a transition or looking for missing…

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on November 27, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Family Advent Calendar

Christmas is such a great time to place spiritual growth tools in the hands of parents.  One tool you can provide is an advent calendar.  With the calendar, you can give families a simple, easy activity they can do together each day.



When parents begin talking with their child about faith during the week, the impact is…
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Added by Dale Hudson on November 27, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

CPC 2013 - Huge Giveaway, 25% More Training and Some Incredible Deals!

 

 

Hi there...

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas.…

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Added by Michael Chanley on November 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

VBS 2013!!!

A dear lady I know once told me in children's ministry there are two seasons in the year . . . Christmas and VBS, because when you finish one of them, you begin to plan and prepare for the other! Well, believe it or not, it is almost time for my January of VBS with my Top Ten VBS Countdown for 2013, VBS reviews, give-aways and side-by-side comparison chart!

see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on November 27, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

FREE CD with Rock-N-Happy Hardcover Devotional Purchase!!!

For Christmas we have a limited edition hardcover version of the Rock-N-Happy Heart devotional. This 12 week daily devotional ties into the songs on the CD of the same name and because Yancy loves Christmas and the spirit of giving so much we are giving you a crazy good deal. While supplies last you can get the HARDCOVER devotional and CD for only $9.95. What? We know, it's a great deal....so buy one for every preteen or elementary aged kid on your shopping list. We've had small groups and… Continue

Added by Yancy on November 27, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Is the Pace at Which You're Doing the Work of God Killing God's Work In You?

Is the Pace at Which You're Doing God's Work Killing God's Work In You?

I've tried way too many times thinking I could continue to go at the pace that I found myself working.

 I should be able to. Do it all. Do it well.

I am not sure why I still haven't learned. Guess the "old dog, new tricks" saying is applicable to my life. Ministry excites me. I love being creative, love working with people and, most of all, I love seeing people come to know Jesus. I eat, sleep, and…

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Added by Jill Waltz on November 26, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

New Lower Prices on Music -- DVD's and CD's



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All CD's are reduced to $13 for stereo CDs and $23 for accompaniment CDs.
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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on November 26, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Issues: Gross, Hitting, Inappropriate, Jealousy

This is the continuation of a series where we are sharing tips and tricks for dealing with common kidmin discipline issues.  Many of these answers were compiled by a roomful of people who work and serve in the trenches.  You can see the other posts here and …

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Added by Jenny Funderburke on November 26, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

A FREE Christmas Gift for You to Give You Volunteers!

I love the word "sale"! "Clearance" is even better, and what isn't there to LOVE about the word, "Free"?!!! I understand about having to make dollars stretch when it comes to church budgets - and personal budgets, so they other day when I was browsing on Pinterest and found a link for Free Christmas printables I had to share them with you! These would make wonderful gifts for your…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on November 26, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

Monday Morning Prophecy #96 – People Would Stare At the Messiah’s Crucifixion

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Introduction

One prophecy in the Old Testament explains that people would stare at the Messiah as He was crucified.

Old Testament Prophecy

I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. [Psalm 22:17 NIV]

New Testament…

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Added by Wayne Stocks on November 26, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments

Mary and Joseph Blues - Christmas Songs for Kids

# 5 on Mary Christmas: A Family Christmas album on iTunes.

Listen to song clip HERE.

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on November 26, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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