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Dream a Little!

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It can be easy to get so involved with all we have to do with Children's Ministry . . . recruiting, training, teaching, etc . . . we find ourselves focusing on those things and don't ever take a moment to dream.

Certainly we want to be sure we are taking care of the things we need to do, but we also need to make time to think…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 23, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Take the Blinders Off!

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Okay - today I'm writing about something I care so very much about . . . Children's Ministry. Some of you who read this need to know, what I'm writing doesn't really apply to your Children's Ministry . . . but before you read a bit further and decide your ministry isn't the ministry I'm talking about, read…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 22, 2017 at 7:43am — No Comments

Treasure Your Volunteers . . . Do They Really Feel Treasured?

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We may think we "treasure our volunteers", but our volunteers may not actually "feel" very treasured. Consider the following situations where a volunteer might not feel treasured . . .

Added by Lynda Freeman on June 20, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

Treasure Your Volunteers . . . "Notice"!

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Do you treasure your volunteers? Volunteers are a gift from the hand of God . . . it is completely appropriate for us to appreciate these "gifts". As we finish the month of June, we'll look at a variety of topics related to how we treat our volunteers. Today I want to focus on some things we might…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 16, 2017 at 10:50am — No Comments

How Do You Measure the "Success" of Your Children's Ministry?

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Is your children's ministry successful? Are you sure? Do you really know for sure how your children's ministry impacts the children and families in your church and community? How do you know?    



If we want our ministries to be genuinely…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 14, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

Are You Certain Your Children's Ministry Communicates the Message You Think It Does?

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When you are a Children's Ministry director or pastor, you practically "live and breathe" children's ministry. It is your focus, your passion. It is what you think about. While you may have designed a children's ministry which is very effective, because you are so…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 12, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Do Not Be Afraid!

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What are you afraid of? Well, if you are like me the first thing you think of is spiders! I do not like those hideous creatures at all! In fact, I firmly believe the only good spider is a completely dead spider; so one of my rules when my kids were growing up was, "kill all spiders and then kill them…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 9, 2017 at 10:31am — No Comments

Let Them Hear & Read God's Word, Too!

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I have personally read through the Bible many times in my life – as you have likely done as well, however; I recently came across a verse which I'm sure I must have read before, but just truly "noticed" . . . .…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 7, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

What Inspired You to Become Involved in Children's Ministry? What Inspires You to Continue in Children's Ministry?

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Many churches, this time of year, look at the Summer and pretty much, "roll up their sidewalks" in regards to their Children's Ministry. At a time when they could go all out to engage children who are not in school and who are often times…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 6, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

What Do You Want the Families in Your Church to Know?

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Today is June 1st and it is the day those families who are using Generations Quest to be intentional about passing on faith to the children they love will begin a study in the life of King Josiah and learn about what it means to love God's Word. It will be…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on June 1, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

Legacy Grandparenting Summit - It Is For You & the Grandparents in Your Ministry - You Could Save on Registration!

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The Legacy Grandparenting Summit is a national conference for today’s Christian grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren.

Grandparents play a unique and profoundly influential role in the lives of grandchildren—second only…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 31, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments

Grandparents Do Matter!

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Typically a couple times a week (but nearly always at least once a week) a wonderful person who is part of the Legacy Coalition makes and posts a photo gif to the blog. I personally have several which are my favorites, but I especially love the one he posted today - so I have to share it with you!

Added by Lynda Freeman on May 30, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

Graduation - a Time to Help Grandparents & Parents Pass Their Faith

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Graduation is upon us - and while graduation is something for the older children in your church, it is a special time for families with teens graduating from high school and young adults graduating from college - and this makes a wonderful opportunity for your…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 26, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments

Grandparents' & Parents' Words are Powerful - Help Them Use Them to Pass on a Heritage of Faith

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A year ago I was invited to speak at a grandparenting conference in Minnesota - check this link to see what I had to say about how the way we see our grandchildren has a huge impact on…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 24, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

Pass on a Heritage of Faith with Generations Quest!

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In just ten days it will be June 1st - and the perfect time for the grandparents and parents in your ministry to begin using Generations Quest with the children they love! They still have time to order and begin on June 1st . . . so why not encourage them to order…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 22, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments

Free For You & The Families In Your Ministry . . . One Illustrate My Own Bible Heroes Book!

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I LOVE books for children! I really LOVE Bible books which introduce children to people from the Bible, so when those people are some of the "unknown" heroes . . . well, I especially LOVE those…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 17, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

The Best Mother's Day Gift & Why I'm An Intentional Christian Grandma

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Today is Mother's Day and so I'm sharing with you a conversation I had with my five-year old grandson yesterday. He and his brothers spent Friday night here having their weekly sleep-over, but he woke up with a fever and headache. I told him I was praying for him and asking God to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 15, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? One More Answer . . .

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For the past five days I've been writing about the reasons why investing in …

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 15, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? Answer #5

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I've been writing this week about why it makes sense for the families in your ministry to invest in Generations Quest - today I'm sharing another reason to do this . . . because since God's Word changes lives and helps us walk with God, why…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 11, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Why Should Families in Your Ministry Invest in Generations Quest? Answer #4

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For the past few days I've been sharing reasons to encourage the parents and grandparents in your church to invest in Generations Quest for their families . . . because it will allow their families to all be on the same page when it comes to reading God's Word together, because helping…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on May 10, 2017 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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