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Stop Recruiting [Volunteers], Start Retaining [Volunteers]

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Last month at Group's KidMin Conference, I shared a ministry challenge and a ministry joy at the opening General Session.  This is what I said:

"I've been chosen by God to not recruit volunteers to 'fill holes' (which is a pet peeve phrase of mine).…

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Added by Kathie Phillips on October 21, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

A Week of Fun Christmas Crafts - "Gingerbread" Nativity!

If you are looking for a fun activity for the children in your ministry take a look at this "mock" Gingerbread Nativity set they can build with graham crackers, marshmallows and candies!



I found it on Pinterest, if you follow this link you will find all the directions and supplies you need to get the children in your ministry…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on December 4, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments

A Week of Fun Christmas Crafts - Handprint Nativity Animals

Are you looking for craft ideas you can use which celebrate the real Reason for the Season? Well, this week I'll share a different idea each day for crafts you could use with the children in your ministry . . . and each one not only celebrates Jesus, but is simple and inexpensive to make! The first one is great fun . . . Handprint Nativity Animals!

 

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Added by Lynda Freeman on December 3, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Book Review - Nothing is Impossible with God - I'm Giving Some Away!

There are times in all of our lives when we feel weak, have questions about our faith and need to rest in God's power. A point in our life where we move from knowing God's Word tells us nothing is impossible for God to where we believe it because we've experienced it in our own life. This author - Rose Marie Miller, shares her story of how she moved from being a person who was trapped in moralism and legalism - "a religion of duty, rules and self-control through human…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on November 13, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

Sneak Peek VBS 2013 - Turn It Up! from Orange!

I have another "sneak peek" at VBS 2013 for you . . . Turn it UP! from Orange! They are doing something new this year with a plan to partner with parents throughout the week to make a greater impact on the kids in your church and community with a special Family Experience at the end of the week! Orange says, "TURN IT UP takes a journey through the Bible to give context for God’s Big Story. This summer, help kids discover…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on November 9, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

The Preschooler's Bible - I'm Giving One Away!


Reading God's Word to children from their earliest days is a wonderful way to help them grow up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord! There are many wonderful Bible story books available for children; one of them is the Preschooler's Bible by V. Gilbert Beers.

 

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 29, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments

I'm Giving Away One, Go Fish - the Gift of advent!

Christmas is just 61 days away! So, what are you planning to do in your ministry to help the children in your church and community learn about the greatest Gift they could ever receive? What are your plans to help them learn how they can have the Gifts of Hope, Wisdom, Love and Joy and how these gifts change their lives? Do you have a plan to answer five important questions for them: Why is Christmas so important? Why did God send His Son to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 24, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

Go Fish - the Gift of advent - I'm Giving One Away!

Are you looking for a resource you could use the four weeks before Christmas in your children's ministry? Or for a resource you could use for a special Christmas event? One which provides solid content so your children will learn what Christmas is really all about? If so, definitely take a look at the new resource from Go Fish - the Gift of advent!

 

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 23, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

VeggieTales the Ultimate Christmas Collection - I'm Giving One Away!

Christmas is only 66 days away . . . if you are looking for something which you could use with the children in your ministry to help them understand what is most important about Christmas, consider the VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection as it includes the Veggie story of the…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

VeggieTales the Ultimate Christmas Collection - I'm Giving One Away!

Christmas is only 68 days away . . . if you are looking for something which you could use with the children in your ministry to help them understand who "Santa" really was, consider the VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection as it includes the Veggie story of Saint Nicholas: a…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 17, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments

VeggieTales the Ultimate Christmas Collection - I'm Giving One Away!

If you are looking for something which you could use in your ministry at a Christmas party, consider the VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection as it will help children think through and celebrate what Christmas is all about! see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on October 16, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments

VeggieTales the Ultimate Christmas Collection - I'm Giving One Away!

Christmas is only 70 days away . . . it will be here before we know it . . . at least if you are an adult! If you are a child, I'm sure you'll think it will never arrive! 

 
For the past several years VeggieTales has released Christmas stories . . . some of which have become my favorite Veggie stories! This year they have put together a "Veggie Christmas Marathon!" They say, "Plug in the tree, light the fire and get…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 15, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

Put Feet to Their Faith - Gifts of Hope

There are only 74 more days until Christmas! And, since I'm an adult, I'm sure the time will fly by and Christmas will be here before I know it . . . if I was a child I'm sure the time would drag! If you are looking for a project which you could involve the children and families in your ministry in to help them give to others this Christmas, take a look at WorldHelp's Gifts of…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 11, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

Family Pick - Kyle Sherman - Hear Me - I'm Giving One Away!

In children's ministry we work to provide opportunities for children to learn and take to heart the message in God's Word; the message they can personally know and walk with Jesus all their life! We work to help equip parents and provide resources for them to use at home as they take serious their call to be the primary teachers of their children. One way we can do this is by recommending music for families to enjoy and learn from together. If you are looking for music you can…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 10, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Freebies from Manners that Matter for Moms - & Two Books to Give Away!

I recently shared a review of Maralee McKee's new book, Manners That Matter for Moms: The Essential Book of Life Skills for Your Kids. I am delighted to share some freebies with you all today - and give two books away! At the Manners that Matter for Moms website you'll find all kinds of "goodies"! Please allow me to share some with you!

see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on October 6, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

First Friday Freebies - Guildcraft (re-run)

I want to remind you of a free resource from Guildcraft. If you love to include crafting opportunities in your children's ministry, but may find yourself short of funds, be sure to check out Guildcraft Friday Freebies for free ideas and resources you can print and use in your ministry! You'll find resources for Pastor Appreciation cards, Fall resources, Thanksgiving items and a whole lot more . . . all of which…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 5, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Anything - Love = Nothing!

When we love like I Corinthians shows, we are being who God wants us to be . . . Christ-like! To be like Christ is to love. Remember anything - love = nothing, so in children's ministry remember . . . 
  • the thing which matters the most and which will last is love
  • we need to do what we do because of love and with love, for no other reason
What will you do today and this week because of and with love?
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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 3, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments

Put Feet to Their Faith - Gifts of Hope from WorldHelp

So, will you join me in involving your family - and your church - in sharing gifts which will make a true and lasting difference? Sit down with the children in your ministry and select a gift they would like to give and help them choose a couple projects they can work on to raise the money for their gifts! Yes, as children they will think about the things they would like to receive this Christmas, but with Gifts of Hope you can help them also focus on the gifts they would like…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on October 2, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Book Review - My Grandma & Me

Just as parents often look for resources they can use with their children at home, so do grandparents. If you have any grandmothers who might wonder about books they could use with their grandchildren, take a look at My Grandma & Me.

 

see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on October 2, 2012 at 7:52am — No Comments

The Berenstain Bears - God Made the Seasons - I'm Giving One Away!

As the seasons change outside, it is a wonderful time to talk with children about the amazing world God created - and the different seasons He designed for us to enjoy! This new Berenstain Bears book from Zonderkidz is a fun way to get the conversation going!

 

see more at aboutthechildrensdepartment.com

Added by Lynda Freeman on September 27, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

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