Archive from June, 2011
30 Jun, 2011

Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party

Little House on the Prairie Birthday Party

Last year, my daughter Clara read the book “If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie” and she became intrigued with pioneer life. Now, she loves the “Little House on the Prairie”.  So, for her birthday party this year, she asked if she could have a pioneer themed birthday party. Party Plan If you’re looking […]

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30 Jun, 2011

The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony

The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony

Speaking of stories, here’s the best one yet. So often, our kids will hear amazing stories scattered throughout the Bible, but they rarely have the opportunity to experience God’s big, redemptive story with a clear, chronological sequence. In my last post, we talked about how kids LOVE to contribute to the story. Just wait til […]

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30 Jun, 2011

The Art of Telling Bedtime Stories

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The Art of Telling Bedtime Stories

I spent all of last week at Kid’s Camp. We took a group of 18 children from our church to spend 96 hours praising God, hanging out with their friends, diving into scripture, staying up late, and eating a combination of camp cafeteria food and way too much candy. Needless to say, it was a […]

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15 Jun, 2011

What is stopping you?

What is stopping you?

I Corinthians 1:27 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” Ministers and parents, please ask yourself this today. “Is there anything that is holding me back from serving Christ whole-heartedly?” What is keeping you from doing what […]

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13 Jun, 2011

Teaching Kids to Pray- String and Cup Phone Object lesson

Teaching Kids to Pray- String and Cup Phone Object lesson

A Fun Summer Family Activity to Teach Your Kids about Talking to God You probably made these when you were a kid.  A plastic cup (or tin can) phone.  This is a totally old-school and totally fun project that even your kids will love. You will need: 2 plastic cups 1 nail or pair of […]

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7 Jun, 2011

Teaching kids how to pray… day by day…

Teaching kids how to pray… day by day…

“Clara, will you pray for me?” This is one of the sweetest things that my 5 year old, Avery says to my oldest daughter. If she bumps her head, has a fever, or feels sad- you name it. When life just feels too big for Avery,  she goes right to her big sister and asks if Clara […]

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3 Jun, 2011

Kidmin Leadership- Order your copy today!

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Kidmin Leadership- Order your copy today!

What happens when you combine: • A mentor and coach who for more than thirty-five years has successfully trained hundreds of thousands of local churches’ children’s and youth leaders; • Twelve kidmin leaders from various denominational backgrounds, a range of leadership levels, and a variety of life expe¬riences; • Two years of an intense iron-sharpening-iron […]

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3 Jun, 2011

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #8 Follow Up

8 Steps that will Help You Become an Event Planning Pro- Step #8 Follow Up

Step #8- Follow Up. You’ve thanked your team. It’s also time to thank all of your guests for visiting. 1. Add contact information to your records for each guest if you have not yet done so. Use this information to invite these guests to future events. 2. Send each visitor a simple email or postcard. This is your opportunity […]

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