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Discount Code for CM Leaders Conference!!

Discount Code for CM Leaders Conference!!

Recently, I traveled across the country to attend The Gathering in California -- a gathering focused on the Tru curriculum by David C. Cook.  While I was there, I met some amazing people and was deeply inspired by the heart and soul that go into making a quality program for churches.   It was great to talk with fellow Children's Ministry workers and hear about what God is doing all over the world.   It was a lot of fun, but I wasn't crazy about being so far away from my family. When I heard … [Read more...]

More Chocolate Milk, Please! {Faith Like a Child}

More Chocolate Milk, Please! {Faith Like a Child}

Recently I read a really good book.  I wish I could remember what the book was, because I would recommend it to you.  I think it was She's Got Issues, but I can't be sure.  Perhaps you could read that book anyway, just in case. At any rate, in this really good book, the author encourages women to approach God with faith like a child.  Most of us have heard this before, but when you become a parent, the command, taken from Luke 18:17, takes on new depth. For me, I'm thinking about my two … [Read more...]

Story time in the Park: Sheep

Story time in the Park: Sheep

We've been doing Story Time at Whitford Park in Erie all summer and man, do I love it!  It's one of my favorite things in the ministry.  Recently, we had a sheep theme day.  Here's the details on books and crafts. Books We Read:  The Little Lamb Sheep in a Jeep Miss Jen Reading Stories This week, Miss Jen joined us as the story reader. She's an elementary teacher at a local school, so she already knew a few faces.  I love when we can make those kind of connections.   It shows that the … [Read more...]

More or Less in Family Ministry

More or Less in Family Ministry

I looked at my front window one sunny day in June to see a trail of kids walking, skipping and shuffling along the sidewalk in front of my house.  My eye caught the face of a girl who attends our church.  I rushed onto the front porch just in time to hear her say to a friend, “I know the people who live here.  Really, I do.”  I called her name and waved.  Delighted, Katie* ran over for a hug and proudly strutted back to the line.   I’ve gotten to know Katie pretty well during my time in the … [Read more...]

Summer Blast {Pictures}

Summer Blast {Pictures}

Tonight marks the close of week #2 of our Summer Blast VBS Alternative!! We've got two more weeks to go and things are going well.  Here's some pictures from week one! Wooden Heart Hanger Craft  If you're looking for heart themed crafts, I put together a PDF book of heart projects from around the web. WANT YOUR OWN PDF FILLED WITH HEART CRAFTS? It'd be a great resource for Valentine's Day too!   Grab your copy here!   Our packed house Tiny Tots classroom! Small Group … [Read more...]

What’s in the Bible: Wanderin’ in the Desert

What’s in the Bible: Wanderin’ in the Desert

Oh Veggie Tales.  Nothing could warm the hearts of children and adults like a tiny asparagus playing the role of David the shepherd or a giant cucumber starring as King Nebuchadnezzar.   Nothing could fill a half hour better than a row of singing peas. Though not entirely accurate, this series was absurdly funny, and let's face it, Phil Vischer is a genius with his writing. When I heard that Phil Vischer had embarked an another grand project called "What in the Bible?", I knew it had to … [Read more...]