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10 things your volunteer training needs

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Added by Shannan Volters on March 15, 2017 at 8:49am — No Comments

The Most Powerful Way to Grow Your Church Comes in a Small Package



What's the secret to growing a church?  Great worship?  Relevant teaching by a dynamic communicator?  Awesome facilities?  A friendly congregation?  Location?  While all of these can play a part, I believe the most powerful way to grow a church comes in a small…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 14, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Equip Parents & Grandparents - Give Them Resources . . . Illustrate My Own!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/equip-parents-grandparents-give-them.html

One of the best things you can do to see children reached for Jesus and then help them grow in their walk with Him, is to equip parents and grandparents, so they are able to pass on a heritage of faith to the children they love. No matter how much time you put into your…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 13, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

The Legacy Grandparenting Summit - Year Two!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/the-legacy-grandparenting-summit-year.html

I’m sure grandparents in your ministry – or parents – agree with me about how grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of our grandchildren – second only to parents – yet we are one of the most underserved groups in the church. We grandparents…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 9, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Top 10 Reasons Why People Volunteer (must know info.)

A survey was done among people who volunteer.  The question was "Why did you start volunteering?"  Here are the top 10 reasons from lowest to highest percentage.

10.  External Forces (saw an ad in a bulletin, heard an annnoucement,…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 8, 2017 at 8:16am — No Comments

Disney Intros Gay Character in Beauty & the Beast...a Response from a Children's Ministry Leader

Bill Condon, director of the new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, made headlines last week when he revealed that the movie will have an "exclusively gay moment."

The gay undertone centers around the character LeFou.  He dotes on Gaston throughout…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 8, 2017 at 8:14am — No Comments

What Is KidCheck Express Check-In?

With Express Check-In parents can now start check-in from their personal mobile device from home, the car, or anywhere there's internet or a cellular-data connection. Then upon arrival they simple complete check-in on their device, and labels print via a licensed PrintHub Express.

The benefits - it reduces check-in times, wait lines, and removes the need for additional check-in equipment.…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on March 7, 2017 at 3:05pm — No Comments

What I'd Teach My Granddaughters & What I Will Teach My Grandsons

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/what-id-teach-my-granddaughters-what-i.html

I posted the following today on my grandma blog - grandmascookiejar.net - but I believe the message is important for us to pass on to the children in our Children's Ministries - and to their parents and grandparents as well, so I'm sharing it with you today, too.



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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 7, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

Baby Dedication Songs

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on March 6, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

Helping Families Pray Through Psalms for Their Families

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/helping-families-pray-through-psalms.html

One of the most important things we can do for the families in our churches is to provide, and let them know about, resources which will help them pass on a legacy of faith to their children and grandchildren. Parents and grandparents are more influential in the lives of their…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 6, 2017 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

A Three-year Old, Sacrifice & Big Hero 6

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/a-three-year-old-sacrifice-big-hero-6.html

I wrote this morning on my other blog - grandma's cookie jar- about the animated movie, …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 5, 2017 at 4:04pm — No Comments

The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams (book giveaway)

"The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams" is a brand new book I just released.  In this 150 page book, I share a proven formula that you can use to build a great volunteer team.



The…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 1, 2017 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Sticky-Note Bible Tools

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/sticky-note-bible-tools.html

My eight-year old grandson recently made the choice to start reading his Bible – this made me so happy! So, I decided to get him some of those narrow  strip sticky notes. I gave them to him and told him to use them when he reads something he does not understand to mark where it is. Then, when he is home,…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 28, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments

"Stick" With God!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/stick-with-god.html

Yesterday, when our grandsons were at our house, we did a simple and fun science project. Each boy received a balloon – this insured the success of the project as they each were very happy to have their own balloon! We had the boys rub their balloons on the floor or their hair and then hold them a little above their hair…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 26, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments

Start Planning a Year of Volunteer Appreciation

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/start-planning-year-of-volunteer.html

I believe in being thankful – you likely do as well. I believe in being intentional when it comes to expressing my thankfulness . . . especially when it comes to Children’s Ministry; let me explain why . . .
·         I believe it is Biblical to be…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 24, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Safety Alert - Phones Are Pretty Much Everywhere

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/safety-alert-phones-are-pretty-much.html

When it comes to Children’s Ministry, there are so many things to think about, but one essential, absolutely important thing we must keep in mind, is the safety of the children in our ministry. This means we are resolute about running safety checks, background checks and following…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 22, 2017 at 12:43pm — No Comments

If We Build It, They Will Come . . .

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/if-we-build-it-they-will-come.html

I saw an interesting – rather amazing – photo on facebook . . . (This is the turnoff from Banff to the Trans-Canada Highway. Many stretches of this highway run through wilderness areas and they found vehicle/animal collisions increased, so they built “animal crossings” – areas with one-way…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 21, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

New day in ministry with a virtual assistant

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Added by Todd McKeever on February 20, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

"Hole in the Sky" - Song to Help Children Who Are Grieving

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on February 17, 2017 at 1:57pm — No Comments

VBS 2017 - Barnyard Roundup is Available Again This Year!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/02/vbs-2017-barnyard-roundup-is-available.html

Recently Concordia Publishing House let me know they are making their VBS from last year, Barnyard Roundup,available again this yearLast year it came in my top three VBS resources, so I'm very happy to share with you my review from last…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on February 17, 2017 at 8:40am — No Comments

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