Sooooeeeeee!

Well sizzle my bacon ya’ll!!  Summer is heating up with some specTACular ideas…if ya know what I mean!  I sure did find some doozies for ya this week.  And…the kiddos will love ‘em too ;)  Forget the rock, but ya will need the paper and the scissors.  It’s an exciting Bible skills game!  All this makes me wish Sunday was…

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Mission Activities from The Idea Hoarder

  Neighborhood Prayer Walk & Balloon Drop Purchase an assortment of helium inflated balloons from a local party store; Also purchase or gather picnic tablecloth clips—available in a variety of fun shapes and colors. Print colorful flyers inviting boys and girls and their families to church. Allow each child to carry 3 or 4 balloons as you walk the neighborhood near…

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Podcast: Simple Steps to Enlisting Leaders

I’m sure you are like me and searching for people to enlist as Sunday School teachers.  Currently, I need 12 teachers to staff the classes of two year olds and that’s just the beginning.  I started in May by meeting with my team and we began to consider the calendar and when we would accomplish each task.  We want to…

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Writing Notes to Parents

Outreach includes more than making regular contacts with a child in your Sunday School class. Outreach includes building a relationship with parents. A letter to parents about their child will provide an opportunity to tell about things that happen in the classroom. Encourage parents with the Bible verse Tell your children about God (Deut.6:7). Your words will help a parent…

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Teacher Interview Form

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Yowza!

July is heating up with all kinds of stuff besides the normal heat index!  Preschoolers and older children are hot and heavy on the Bible skill trail and learning all about a certain “cool guy” of the Bible.  You really won’t believe the stuff I found for ya.  It’s truly amazing.  I just know ya’ll will be using these ideas…

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Family Devotion Night

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4; focus is verse 4 Opening Question to Discuss: What is the most memorable meal you’ve ever had or what is your favorite meal?  Do you remember every meal you’ve ever eaten? First Point: Not every meal is memorable, but every meal matters. We need to eat to keep our physical bodies healthy.  God created our bodies to…

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PODCAST: 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LEADING YOUNG ADULTS

One of the key attributes of leaders is that they go out in front and show others the way.  Leading in the church means maintaining a balance:  be above reproach but also remain among the people.  Leading young adults is no exception.  However, leading the next generation requires an attitude of indebtedness to the followers—leaders don’t exist without followers.  So…

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Home Cleaning Activity by Joanne Moran

When you make your Sunday morning plans , think about a cleaning activity. Shop for cleaning supplies. Encourage  boys and girls to use the supplies to clean furniture and other items in the homeliving center Recall Bible verses such as We are helpers (2 Corinthians 1:24) and Work with your hands (1 Thessalonians 4:11) to focus on teaching Bible truths….

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How to Start a Special Education Ministry by Lifeway Staff

I received a phone call a few years ago that both challenged me and yet encouraged me as a pastor. The caller to our church was a mother of a severely mentally challenged, eight-year-old boy. Corrie was a member of another church in our city but was considering changing churches. The reason was an unfortunate confrontation that had occurred a…

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