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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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The Wheels on the Bus go round ‘n round

Guys, sometimes I’m so impressed with myself.  I mean I can dig up the funnest stuff!!!  Ya know what I mean?  Save them boxes ya’ll cuz preschool needs ‘em.  They are gonna make the finest lookin’ “rides” around!!  Those kiddos are gonna learn that they can “go” and tell people about Jesus!  Ain’t that somethin’?  The big kids better get…

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Family Devotion Night

Scripture: Luke 2:41-52 Opening Question to Discuss: Look at vacation pictures from vacations your family has been on, what have been your favorite vacations? First Point: Most families love trips together.  Mary and Joseph took Jesus on a trip to Jerusalem when he was 12 years old.  They traveled with a group of friends and relatives to the “Passover Festival.”…

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Podcast: Creating and Sharing Your Vision

Consider this detailed plan to forge and implement a vision for ministry.  Give yourself ample time on the calendar to create and develop a vision for ministry to kids and families.  Do well here and the future will move with real direction and focus. Define & Refine Your Vision: Write it down in your own words. Refine it by removing…

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New Bible Skills Game

Digging Up the Word Battleship Type Bd. Game from Mr. Mark’s Classroom on Vimeo. Contents of Game: Two archeology grids (connected along the top to saddle over a table that is sat up on its side).  Official rules and instructions. *Note: Small sticky-notes notepad is not included. Game Preparation: The easiest way to set up the game of Digging Up…

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Oops…did I do that?

Well boys and girls, ever have one of them Dang it! Moments?  Just so ya know ‘ol Id’a ain’t perfect.  She posted the wrong preschool lesson last week on the hoarder and so whatcha know?  It’s there again this week!  Oh well, it’s keepin’ me humble…as if I don’t have enough to keep me humble…Anywhooo…You gotta read this weeks hoarder…

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Podcast: Time Management Tips for Children’s Workers

Turn off your phone whenever you don’t want to be disturbed. Subscribe to periodicals that condense the news In using a “Things To Do” list: Batching- Put things in groups:  Phone calls, errands, letter writing, email. Don’t put too many things on your list or you will be overwhelmed and not get anything done. Give each item a time limit. …

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The Idea Hoarder, Holiday Edition

Mission Project Freedom Letters Encourage you children to write a thank you letter to those serving in the military from your church.  If you don’t currently have any one  serving in your church, then you can mail your letters to: Operation Gratitude 17330 Victory Blvd Van Nuys CA 91406 Flip Flop Freedom There is nothing more fun than flip flops…

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Free Samples and Redesigned Pages

Bible Studies for Life has made some big changes.  Editor Jeff Land  is sharing free samples of the new Fall Curriculum you will want to see.  I have posted the links (below) to the materials so you can print off the free samples.  I will also make these available on my Resource page. The One Conversation Pages are a great…

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