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#kidmin conference money saving tips

5 money-saving tips for kidmin attendees you’ve set up your children’s ministry budget to be a reflection of God’s calling and direction for the ministry. you’re also cautious of the budget and want to make every dollar count. here are 5 ways to ensure you’re spending...

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recruiting you can’t do

sometimes we simply can't communicate the gut level honesty of service like a volunteer. that is why when i received a copy of this email at the end of our kidlife (vbs) last summer, i knew i wanted to use it as a recruitment tool for this summer.  i don't think i...

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looking back to look forward to 2017 vbs

this week is the week we reveal dawson's 2017 kidlife theme. while we have been working behind the scenes for months, our vbs leadership team will hear the theme and daily truths for the first time. before coming to dawson i thought i never wanted to write and craft...

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recipe for family worship – #kidminsummit

i was so excited to be invited back to a great event my friend nate holder puts on for his association each year - the etowah baptist association kidmin and stumin summit. one of my breakouts for this year is on family worship. below are my notes for this workshop....

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less is more – kidmin theme for the year

i often say, "the longer i am in ministry, the less i put on the calendar."  i believe the families i minister to are not interested in just another "good" event, but are looking for deeper quality over the church's tendency to push quantity. our theme for dawson kids...

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praying the names of God

let's face it, praying can be hard. then, when we are faced with trials, storms, circumstances, and struggles we don't really know how or what we should pray. if it is hard for us adults, it can be equally hard for kids. that is why when i teach a prayer series to...

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Sackcloths of Repentance Craft

Sackcloths are used several times in the Bible as people repent for their wrong doing. This is a great way of bringing that idea into today. Kids used the welcome time to add words of repentance and praise to God to clear/white garbage bags. Then they were cut to fit...

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making the Gospel the center in every spiritual marker

there are many spiritual markers that dot the timeline during the 18 years a child is in the family’s immediate care. in a recent breakout at #etch16 we discovered how to be intentional about applying a Gospel-centered approach during special times from birth to high...

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20 lessons learned in 20 years (part 2)

20 lessons learned in 20 years (part 2) (read part 1 here.) some of the most effective ministry lessons are learned from mistakes and in-the-trenches ministry experiences. if you are new in ministry here are some tips from someone with 20 full-time years of kids...

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danielle bell

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