Lynda Freeman's Blog (3,318)

Generations Quest Launches in Three Days on May 1, 2017!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/generations-quest-launches-in-three.html

In three days, on May 1, 2017, Generations Quest will be launched! Today I'm very happy to share with you a "sneak peek" of sorts to let you know what Generations Quest is all about and how it will help the "generations" in your family and church!

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 28, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Equip the Grandparents in Your Ministry with It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/equip-grandparents-in-your-ministry.html

When it comes to being a grandparent, or a church starting and maintaining a Grandparenting Ministry, it is important for us to focus on passing on a heritage of faith and engage, equip and encourage the grandparents in our ministries to do the same. The engaging and encouraging parts make…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 24, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

Encourage Grandparents to Help Their Grandchildren See Themselves as They Do!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/encourage-grandparents-to-help-their.html

Yesterday I shared a link to a clip from the final session at a grandparenting conference where I spoke last May - today I'm sharing one more clip with you. In this clip I share how our grandchildren will see themselves the way we see them . . . do you see them as gifts from…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 22, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Help The Grandparents In Your Ministry Pass On Their Faith

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/help-grandparents-in-your-ministry-pass.html

Almost a year ago I was the closing speaker at a grandparenting conference outside of Minneapolis, MN. I spoke for the Legacy Coalition about passing faith to our grandchildren and want to share with you a couple "clips" from my presentation - today and…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 21, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments

Generations Quest Official Launch on May 1, 2017

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/generations-quest-official-launch-on.html

For the past month I've been talking about Generations Quest and today I'm happy to announce our official launch will be on May 1, 2017! Generations Quest is a resource which will allow the generations in your church - grandparents, parents and children of all ages - to…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Help Grandparents & Parents Understand and Share What Matters

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/help-grandparents-parents-understand.html

Everywhere I look I can see one of my favorite flowers blooming . . . this flower is bright, sunny and a lovely shade of yellow . . . and it is known as the Dandelion!

I know. Your reaction is likely similar to my eight-year-old grandson Josiah's reaction. He told me Dandelions are…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 19, 2017 at 11:07am — No Comments

God's Gift to Us & A Prayer to Share

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/gods-gift-to-us-prayer-to-share.html

Life! The gift God gives us through Jesus' death and resurrection. No longer do we have to try to pay for our sins by keeping a list of rules none of us is truly able to keep. No longer do we have to try to find ways to earn our salvation. God offers it as a gift! His grace…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 16, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

Connect the Generations & God's Word - No Matter The Ages and Distance!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/connect-generations-gods-word-no-matter.html

If you have been reading About the Children's Department for very long, you know passing on a heritage faith to our grandsons, and helping the grandparents/parents in our churches to do the same, is something I care very, very much about. I want my…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 13, 2017 at 8:33am — No Comments

From One Generation to the Next

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/from-one-generation-to-next.html

I have always found a reading of the Old Testament to be exciting . . . and…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 10, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Engage Grandparents to Show Real Intentional Love - Share, A Prayer for My Grandchildren

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/engage-grandparents-to-show-real.html

As grandma, there isn’t anything more important to me than for my grandsons to grow to be men who know and love Jesus. This world can be a scary place; it seems evil is laughed at, discounted and accepted like it has not been before . . . at least in my lifetime. As I think about the…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 8, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Why Start a Grandparenting Ministry? Because "Now" Matters.

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/why-start-grandparenting-ministry.html

I've been talking about how important a Grandparenting Ministry is for the Children's Ministry, so let's look at how a strong Grandparenting Ministry does this. One of the first things which comes to my mind is . . . a strong Grandparenting Ministry, helps everyone keep the…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 7, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - What Do You Need to Begin???

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/04/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry-what.html

absolutely am convinced if we in the church were focused on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith, we will surely see a very positive impact on the children and families in our…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on April 6, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - Future Generations Ministry!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/lets-talk-grandparenting-ministry.html

For several years I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry; not necessarily ministry serving grandparents, but ministry which engages, equips and encourages grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith. Cavin Harper describes this ministry as a; "Future…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 30, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Isn't This What You Want for Your Children's Ministry?

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/isnt-this-what-you-want-for-your.html

For the past eight years – since I became a grandma – I have talked, quite a bit actually, about why it matters for those of us who serve in Children’s Ministry, to focus on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Things Which Fill My Heart With Joy!

http://www.grandmascookiejar.net/2017/03/things-which-fill-my-heart-with-joy.html

There are things which bring a smile to my face and which fill my heart with joy . . . things which I experience because I am, “grandma”. For example, when my grandsons run into my home with big smiles on their faces – I also have a big smile on my face; and joy in my heart! When my grandsons are…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Why Should You Support Grandparenting Ministry? Because Grandparents Are Primary Care Givers . . .

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/why-should-you-support-grandparenting.html

There are many reasons why pastors and church leaders should be strong supporters Grandparenting Ministry, but let's just look at one reason today (we will look at other reasons in future posts). This reason is because 7% of children are being raised by their…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 26, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments

Intentionally Pass on a Heritage of Faith with Generations Quest!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/intentionally-pass-on-heritage-of-faith.html

When you look at the world around you, do the parents and grandparents in your ministry feel afraid? Do they wonder how the children they love will possibly grow up and still choose to love, know and walk with God when all around them they are influenced to do…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 23, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

Get Ready to Equip Grandparents & Parents Like Never Before!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/get-ready-to-equip-grandparents-parents.html

If you had a resource you could make available to the grandparents and parents in your ministry which would equip them to engage the children they love in reading God's Word, understanding God's Word and applying God's Word, would you recommend it and make it available…

Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 22, 2017 at 8:58am — No Comments

It Is All About to Change!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/it-is-all-about-to-change.html

When the grandparents in your church think about your church, do they feel like they are truly being engaged as grandparents? Do they feel like they are really being equipped and encouraged to disciple their grandchildren? Do they feel like the opportunities for them at your church are primarily…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 20, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Equip Parents/Grandparents to Be Intentional in Passing on Their Faith

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2017/03/equip-parentsgrandparents-to-be.html

Do the parents and grandparents in your ministry know what it looks like to be intentional about passing on their faith to the children they love? This is an important question for us to think about, and for us to find the answers, so we are able to help them be focused and intentional…
Continue

Added by Lynda Freeman on March 17, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Members

Join our contact list!

Badge

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Michael Chanley.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service