summer

2020 Hype Themes | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Although the 2020 Camp season is starting later than past summers, we are ready for campers to join us June 29 for the first day of camp! For kids camp and middle school sessions, campers participate in Hype — super fun, themed activities and games each evening. Costumes are encouraged — the more eccentric, the better! Here are the 2020 Hype themes with a brief rundown of each:   Hype Olympics Congratulations! You have been chosen to represent your team…

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Beaded Bubble Wand | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s almost SUMMER! It’s time be go outside and blow bubbles! Here’s a neat idea to make your own fancy bubble blower wand!  Supplies:     Small dowel rods  Pipe cleaners (chenille stems)  Various beads Glue gun (for teacher use)  Bubble solution  Instructions: Thread beads on a chenille stem until you have enough to make a good-sized circle – around two inches or so.  Twist the ends of the chenille stem together to form a circle and then wrap them around the end of a small…

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Nature Weaving | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s that time of year when we all want to be outside and play!  This is a good art activity for a Sunday School class, or that kid at his sibling’s ballgame who is picking up all kinds of treasures during the game!    Supplies:     Corrugated cardboard  Hole punch  Yarn (twine or ribbon works too)  Small diameter branches  Nature objects – twigs, wildflowers, grasses  Instructions: Punch a hole on all four corners of the cardboard.  Choose a branch that is small in…

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Children’s Ministers Determined to Make VBS Happen This Year – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

For many churches this year, one of their largest evangelistic efforts has turned into a game-time decision. Vacation Bible School—an annual highlight for many congregations, children, and volunteers—is being upended, along with almost every other aspect of life and ministry, by the pandemic. But churches are determined to offer something for VBS 2020—pandemic or not. While most churches say they intend to offer VBS this summer, the format and timing will likely be much different from years past. To help…

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Downshifting Your Summer Strategy – YouthMinistry.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

If you’re a volunteer youth worker who needs to take a break, this article might help you. If you’re a youth pastor with maxed-out volunteers, this article might give you perspective. I am a longtime volunteer youth worker and full-time staffer at my church in a non-youth ministry role. As I write, the summer hasn’t even begun and, already, I have facts-of-life factors pulling me back from my traditional fourth-gear pace. While I’m still involved with our weekend middle school ministry,…

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Summer Salad and Jesus – The Jesus Pursuit – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This evening a group of women from church had a gathering at a friend’s house for an event called “Summer Salad Spectacular”. Well, it was delicious. The kitchen counter was adorned with salads of all kinds, some of which I’m not even sure what they were…and we enjoyed some tea and lemonade. A perfectly ladylike meal. We all split into little groups of conversation in the house and backyard, and it was lovely. The…

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