3 Reasons Why You Need a Summer Missions Component with Your VBS – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Hopefully you are well into the planning and preparation. There is always so much to do! Find volunteers. Prepare the spaces Create the decorations. Find volunteers. Gather the supplies. Train the team. Find volunteers. Communicate with other staff. Create promotional materials and get the word out. And did I mention finding volunteers??? So. Much. To. Do!! And this doesn’t even begin to speak to everything that needs to be done. If you’ve…

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Turkey Sun Catcher 2 « Crafting The Word Of God – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Turkey Sun Catcher 2 Posted on November 7, 2018 Instructions Print the template onto card stock. (Template) Cut out all of the white from the template. You will be left with the turkey border shape and the body. Place the turkey onto a self-laminating sheet or contact paper, turkey body side down. Fill the inside of the turkey with colored tissue paper. Cover with another sheet of self-laminating sheet or contact paper. Cut out the turkey from the laminating sheet or…

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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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The Judges- Round and Round They Go – Mission Bible Class – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Recently I taught a set of classes about the time of the Judges.  The background to this time in history is one of a repeating cycle.  To illustrate the idea of a cycle that goes round and round I decided to use a hoola hoop. Each week, as we studied our way through the Judges I used part of the class time to review this cycle.  Soon the children were able to explain this to the others in the class.  The…

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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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3 Days on the Isle of Skye with a Baby and Toddler – Christian Article

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series “Sabbatical and Scholé” Read more posts by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. The Isle of Skye has been on my bucket list for years, ever since I read a book set there. So when I was researching ways to get to the Isle of Lewis for Scott’s ministry with Stornoway Baptist Church, I immediately looked for ways to incorporate Skye into our trip–and I’m so very glad…

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Has Your Child Been Looking at Bad Stuff Online? – Christian Article

What does a parent do when they catch their young child looking at inappropriate stuff online? I have been asked this one many times and in many ways and wanted to take a crack at answering it. Here is the Circle device we use in our home. Transcript Over the years there’s an email I’ve gotten many times, it’s a conversation I’ve had at conferences, it’s one I’ve had with friends, at church. It’s one that comes up a lot…

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