Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

And Then…

And then... These two simple words can be found together hundreds of times throughout the Bible. “…and then you will be able to serve Me.”  Jeremiah 15:19 “And then the Lord your God will…”  Deuteronomy 7:20 “Andrew…heard…and then followed Jesus.”  John 1:40 Every time the phrase is used, you know something happened first in order to set the stage for...
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A VBS Gift

A VBS Gift

By Stephanie Caro Like a speeding train you couldn’t stop if you wanted to, it’s almost here! The moment many churches wait all year for: Vacation Bible School! Funny title, right? There’s nothing “vacation” about it, at least not for all the dedicated leaders who pull it off every year. There’s “tired” and then...
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Do You Know the 12, 12, 12 Rule?

Many churches with which I’ve worked, especially those doing ministry in small churches that don’t have a very strong presence of young people, find themselves wondering what more they could do to attract youth. They recognize the benefits of having youthful energy and long for a thriving youth ministry. Why? Perhaps they feel like a...
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BIG TRENDS: The Millennials Have Left the Building; Enter the iGeneration!

Introduction

On March 1, 2018 Michael Dimock, President of the Pew Research Center, shared in an article called “Defining Generations: Where Millennials End and Post-millennials Begin” that the Pew Center would use the year 1996 as the last year of the Millennial Generation. And while there is some disagreement amongst experts in the fields...
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