Wednesday, October 5, 2022

This Christmas Impact & Inspire with the "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" Curriculum & Book Series

  

Please share this with the parents and grandparents in your church - Christmas 2022 is just over two months away and is one of the special times of the year when we grandmas (and grandpas/parents, too) have an opportunity to impact and inspire the ones we love. Today I am sharing some excellent reasons for you to give the gift of confident faith with the "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" curriculum/ book series to children, parents, and grandparents on your gift list this year . . .

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Equip and Back Them Up

As people who serve in a Children's Ministry, we are clearly people who care about reaching children with the truth of who God is and how they are able to trust and believe in Him. This is a core part of any Children's Ministry. But, there are other vital, core things for us to focus upon as well and if we do not, we will continue to see the children we care about grow up and leave the church. 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Do You Help or Make Things More Difficult?

When you read through the Bible it is clear to see God's plan for handing faith to the next generation is for grandparents and parents to work together to hand confident faith to the children He has entrusted to them. When they work together as a team to do this, they are able to make a big impact on the children. And, when the church comes alongside the grandparents and parents to support and encourage them and reinforce what they are doing with the children, it makes this team even stronger.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Get Ready to Make a Difference in the Families in Your Church with Generations Quest!

When you and the grandparents and parents in your ministry look at the world in which we live, do you wonder how the children you love will be able to maneuver around and through the many, “land-mines” which surround them? Do you wonder how they will be able to grow up as children, then teens and eventually adults who love, know and walk with God, when everything around them seems to be focused upon keeping them from doing so? Do you feel concerned when you think about how these children, who you and they love with all your heart, will ever make the choice to turn their backs on the values and temptations of the world and instead make the choice to hold firmly to God?

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Some Thoughts About Deuteronomy 6 & Psalm 78

Children's ministry matters because children matter. God gave very specific directions to parents, grandparents, and to His people in general about how important it was for them to love Him and then pass this love for Him to their children. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Equip Children to Know Their Real "Super Power"

When the grandparents in your ministry look back at raising their now grown children, they will likely have things they wish they knew to do differently. I do. The biggest is I wish I knew how to talk with God then, so I would have been able to help them learn how to talk with God. Looking back, I know now how much it matters to help the children we love learn to be people who talk with God on their own, people who watch for how God answers, and people who remember what He does in their lives. It is absolutely the most important and essential thing for the ones we love to grow to love, know, and walk with God.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Learn, Be Prepared, Hand Down Confident Faith with the little answer book

 

There are grandparents/ parents in your ministry who have people they love who have turned from the faith they once had, so it is essential for you to recommend resources to them which will equip them with the  answers to the question - why should I believe? I  discovered there are solid answers and compiled them into a simple book - the little answer book.

 Why might they want this book? consider the following . . . 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Re-evaluate & Make Your Ministry More Effective

Sunday mornings have changed in many churches, quite a bit, from what they were when I was a child. In some ways this is a positive thing, but in others, not so much. When we make changes which result in making things more difficult for parents and grandparents, then we need to re-evaluate what we are doing.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Be Aware of the Impact You Make

As a leader in your church's Children's Ministry, you matter. What you do matters. The decisions you make matter. You and these things matter, because you, the things you do, and the decisions you make impact the lives of the children and families in your church. For this reason before you do something or make a decision, please consider the following things you may not think to consider . . .

Thursday, September 22, 2022

See a Need; Fill a Need - Grandparenting Ministry!

Sunday School began in 1780 as actual school for poor children which used the Bible as a text book. Religious education was a staple for children right up until the 1960's when parents stopped going to church so much themselves. Today most churches have a Children's Ministry because they understand how important it is to reach children for Jesus and help them grow to know and walk with Him. Churches saw a need, (for Children's Ministry) and filled the need.