Children Need YOU for Christmas
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Children Need YOU for Christmas

Put up the Christmas tree…..check. Bake cookies and take them to the neighbors….check. Choose gifts for loved ones….check. Attend holiday parties….check. Be present with the children in your Sunday school class or small group….check. Wait. There are so many things demanding your attention during this season. A good portion of them are beautiful, and sacred,…

And Then…
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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…

Special Needs – Start Where You Are
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Special Needs – Start Where You Are

It was Easter Sunday, and there were hundreds of little feet and big feet strolling through the halls of our kids’ area. Some of the faces were familiar ones while many were appearing in our doorways for the first time. Energy was high, and our Children’s Director zipped from room to room, checking on volunteers,…

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

I just blinked, and it’s December! What an incredible time of year. We have less than 30 days left to accomplish our goals for the year. We have an incredible opportunity to impact lives for God. It’s a season of nostalgia and traditions and joy. Joy. We associate it with the holiday season. It’s displayed…

Seven Tips for Connecting with Families Using Social Media
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Seven Tips for Connecting with Families Using Social Media

There may not be much that our society agrees on these days, but I think we can agree on this one thing: social media is an essential tool for connecting families to our ministries.  No matter which platform you choose to use, social media helps keep families in the know in a timely manner, in…