Posts by Wayne

Media in Ministry – [CMConnect Conference 2015]

Description: We live in an increasingly digital world. Discover how children’s curriculum providers are using this new media in their resources without compromising depth of teaching. Come learn, listen and ask questions to our panel of experts.

What God blesses as a supplement, He curses as a substitute.

Bible literacy is our greatest problem today, and the issue isn't with kids…it's with parents.

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CMConnect Conference Main Session #2 – Beth Guckenberger

cmconnect conference Note from this presentation are likely to be very sparse. Beth Guckenberger is a gifted speaker and storyteller, and every time I have seen her in the past, I have been so captivated by her stories that note taking takes a back seat. Tonight was no exception, but here are some of the gems from her presentation:

rhino 02 God doesn’t always come in the wind. He doesn’t always come in the earthquake. He doesn’t always come in the fire. He shows up in the still small voice.

We need to come into that posture before God where we don’t need the big show, but the intimate closeness.

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Trauma Informed Churches – Linda Ranson Jacobs [CMConference 2015]

Description: Early trauma causes toxic stress on the brains of young children and it causes untold stress on older kids. Learn tips & techniques to help your leaders/volunteers better minister to traumatized children and their families.

aces Take respect out of your vocabulary. These kids have not been respected, and they don’t know what respect is.

If you want to change a kid’s behavior, change the adult’s responses.

How can churches change?

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Crucial Conversations – Chad Owens [CMConnect Conference 2015]

Description: Learn how to navigate your way through misunderstandings and confusion through the art of effective communication.

If you are a leader, you are going to have conflict!

The Way Sign If you don’t want conflict, then leadership is not your calling.

Key to having hard but effective conversations is by first understanding the role you play in crucial conversations.

Goal as a leader is to bring resolve.

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Start Smart! Discover How Kids Learn Best – Shari Borders [CMConnect Conference 2015]

Description: A successful lesson begins with a solid understanding of how kids learn best. Come discover how to be a smart teacher and transform the lives of children. In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture kids’ attention, keep them engaged, and more!

21stcenturykids Describe kids today in a word:

  • Stressed
  • Intelligent
  • Energetic
  • Broken
  • Visual
  • Hectic
  • Egocentric
  • Entitled

Kids today are SMART

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