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5 Ways To Get Yourself & Your Ministry Ready For Easter – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Easter is approaching…fast! I hope you’ve already begun planning for it in your ministry. Easter weekend can be a wonderful time in the world of Children’s Ministry!  But it can also be a nightmare for the Children’s Ministry leader.  It’s typically one of the highest attended weekends of the year.  Lots of visitors.  High expectations. So what’s a Children’s Ministry Leader to do to make it successful?  Here’s a few things I’ve learned over the years: Plan far in advance. Hopefully, you’re…

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Episode 166: Helping Parents in Growing With Their Teenagers with Kara Powell – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dr. Kara Powell gives some insights into the rising conversation about parents growing with their teenagers in regard to their faith. Through her experience at the Fuller Youth Institute, many years in local church ministry, and personally as a parent of teenagers, Kara shares both strategic and practical ways to begin partnering with parents of the next generation. Dr. Kara Powell Connect with Tony on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at…

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Teach kids about Grace : a lesson on the Prodigal Son – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

By definition grace means undeserved favor. The grace God shows us is undeserved for sure, but it is something He gives us because He loves us so much. But how do we teach kids about grace? When thinking about grace, there is a great parable Jesus tells about a father son relationship. You are probably familiar with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. This is the perfect passage to use when preparing to teach kids about grace. Teach kids about…

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Ask Me ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This past week, I was in Nashville at a conference. The conference was held in the Music City Center convention building.  It is a massive building and it would be difficult to find the room you are teaching in, where the restaurants are, where the bathrooms are, etc. without some help. Yes, they had good signage, but even that can be difficult to navigate in such a large building. But we were able to find the places we needed to…

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What I’m Working On This Month – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Here’s What’s Happening In October! After a very busy September (Promotion Sunday, Volunteer Kick-Off Party, and our 1st Preschool Family Experience for the new year), October looks to be a much more laid back month. However, there are some things that I’m looking forward to! CURRICULUM Each month, I edit our curriculum to fit our needs. During this process, we inventory our supplies and…

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3 Ways To Maximize Weekend Services In Your Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a big football fan, I love Fall when the NFL finally kicks off (go Chargers!). Not only do I enjoy watching the games, but I love the excitement, anticipation and, yes, wondering how my fantasy football teams will fare. I’m always glued to FanDuel’s fantasy football news. Every weekend is filled with excitement and anticipation. Weekends are “game time” for those of us in ministry, too. It’s when most of our planning, preparation & potential all come together, not…

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Episode 165: Kidmin Survey Insights with Tony Kummer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tony Kummer shares the findings from a unique survey of Christian volunteers and leaders within the church about the faith of the next generation. This survey focused on how they came to faith, the key factors of their faith development and how the church can help the faith stick. Tony Kummer Connect with David on Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode Ministry-to-children.com 5 Key Findings from the Survey…

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What does it mean to be personal? Thoughts from Orange Tour #thinkorange – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Once a year, in the fall, I look forward to having the opportunity to attend the Orange Tour. Orange Tour is a smaller, one day, more accessible event than the Orange Conference that takes place in the spring in Atlanta. Ever wondered about the Orange Conference? Check out some of my past Orange Conference thoughts here. Since I am at the Tour right now, I don’t have time to write out thoughts, but I do have time to take notes.…

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25 Great Quotes About Parenting ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Being a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding adventures you will go in life. And parenting is not something you ever stop doing.  Yes, your role will change as your child grows and matures, but you will always be a part of your child’s journey – even when they are adults. Whether you are a brand new parent or you have kids who are grown up, you will always play an important part in your child’s life.…

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Halloween tracts for kids – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Halloween is coming, and whether you celebrate or not, there will be thousands of kids dressed in their costumes headed door to door asking for ‘treats’. What other holiday has people coming to your door? That makes Halloween a great opportunity to share the gospel in a creative way. You don’t even have to leave your house! So why not make the most of it and hand out some Halloween tracts for kids? Is there anything better than candy? Well,…

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Hillsong Kids DVD – Can You Believe It!? {Review and Giveaway} – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! If you’re like me, finding great music for your kidmin can sometimes be a challenge, depending on what you’re looking for.  For our elementary areas in particular, I usually stick with upbeat music that sounds up to date with voices that aren’t too childish (if children are singing the tracks).  Last year, I purchased a Spotify premium subscription (to eliminate ads that might be…

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Crossing the Checkpoints for Life’s Race – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2 Back in 2013, the highly-respected late Jerry Vogel wrote about a few of the spiritual mile markers to be celebrated in families’ lives (post). As many of us are planning for a new ministry year with kids transitioning to new classes, this seems like a good time to…

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A Little Celebratory News « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A Little Celebratory News Posted on November 14, 2018 I just realized that Crafting The Word Of God made it into the top 10 list of Ministry To Children’s top 150 children’s ministry blogs and websites for 2018.  I have made the intention and purpose of my site very clear throughout the years. My hope is that it serves as a blessing to you and your childrens ministry.  A few things have come up this year that have kept me from…

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NIV Adventure Bible – Polar Exploration Edition {Review and Giveaway} – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! For as long as I can remember, I have loved the Adventure Bible. Both of my children, who are grown now, had their own copy growing up. I also selected this Bible (the NIV) to give to second graders at our church for our 2nd Grade Bible Presentation Sunday each fall. Imagine my surprise when I was asked to review the new Adventure Bible…

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The First Kidology FLASH CLASS – Fortnight! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Introducing Kidology’s FLASH CLASSES! Quick – Practical – No Strings Attached Karl Bastian – aka “The Kidologist” – is a student of the World of Kids. The kids at his church call him a Big Kid. He is passionate about ministry from within the culture of kids. And yes, he’s been known to order a Happy Meal for lunch! His house could double for a Toy Museum, and his office is filled with Lego sets and Rubix Cubes. If you…

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Your Children’s Ministry Summer Reading List (and Giveaway!) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Summertime is fast approaching and, while summer can often be a very busy season, it can also be a great time to catch up on some reading. For the Children’s Ministry Leader, that means taking the time to read some of the best books on leading our ministry effectively. Here are three of the best books we recommend that every Children’s Ministry Leader should read (all were included in our recent post called 10 Great Books Every Children’s Ministry Leader…

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When your best isn’t good enough – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When your best is not good enough Anything worth doing is worth doing to the best of your ability. But what do you do when your best isn’t good enough? Several years ago around Halloween time we were looking for some places to take our daughter for trick-or-treating. There were lots of churches in the area doing a trunk-or-treat or Fall Festival, so we decided to take her to a few. As we were driving, we saw a small community…

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Camp 2020 – Registration is Open! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Registration is open for all LifeWay Camps for 2020!  Many churches plan their calendars in advance, so look ahead and make sure you get your camp spots reserved now for next summer. CentriKid Camps and Student Life For Kids dates are online and open for registration, and many of them will fill up quickly. The earlier you sign up, the more options are available to choose from. For CentriKid Camps, visit centrikid.com For Student Life For Kids, visit studentlifeforkids.com No…

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