CM Leaders – Sheila Robinson – Volunteers

The best gift you can give your church as a children’s ministry worker is to develop a strong volunteer base.

The value of a volunteer in the United States is $27.79 per hour.

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CM Leaders – Larry Fowler

Are there things you can do to bring about spiritual power?

Three channels to Spiritual Power

There is not power in the media or the method. Their is power in the message – the Gospel

There is power in the message of the Gospel.

1. MAKE SURE THAT THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL IS CENTRAL IN THE TEACHING AND TRAINING OF THE KIDS IN YOUR CHURCH.

If you are going to lead, you need to lead understanding that there is power in the gospel.

We must center on the Word of God and the Power of God.

We must put time in to preparing the message of the Gospel.

We are so familiar with the Bible that we lose our awe and respect for the Bible.

2. A POSITION OF WEAKNESS IS A TREASURED POSITION.

3. EARNEST PRAYER

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CM Leaders – Brian Dollar – Kidminnovator (From Duplication to Innovation)

Don’t opt for duplication rather than innovation.

– Duplication is easier.
– Duplication is faster.
– Duplication rarely produces eternal results.
– Seek God first.

We have been reluctant to embrace the idea of every kidmin leader as an innovator.

Kidminnovator: someone whose heart and mind is open enough to allow God to birth something in them that will change their community!

Don’t believe the lie: I’m not just a creative person.

You can be an innovator because you are a child of God.

We  don’t innovate because of fear.

Courage is the willingness to take action in the face of fear.

What. Does a Kidminnovator Look Like

  1. Question everything – even the stuff that seems to be going well.
  2. Look everywhere for ideas and inspiration.
  3. Bored by duplication.
  4. Take more criticism because they are blazing a trail.
  5. Make more mistakes because they are trying something that hasn’t been done before.
  6. Constantly looking for clues in their culture,
  7. Value those who will tell them the hard truth.
  8. Need administrative people around them to help make ideas a reality.
  9. Intensely driven.
  10. Innovate from a desire to make a difference.
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CM Leaders – Mike Johnson

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One element we need to effectively lead other people.

Contentment under the umbrella of authority.

Contentment: Finding peace where you are at so the you can give your undivided attention to the task God has called you to.

4 Steps to Find Contentment

  1. Recognize that authority is a God given thing. You have get to get under the things God has put over you so you can get over the things God has put under you.
  2. Realize that your contentment has nothing to do with the authority over whom is over you.
  3. Realize the source of all contentment.
  4. Even though we are not alone, there are times we will mess up.

Pride always leads to entitlement!

If you don’t think you struggle with pride, you probably do.

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CM Leaders – Marie Kuck – What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Lessons Learned

Life is hard, but God is faithful.
God uses brokenness.
Do you really believe the Gospel message?
Trials help us to understand if we really believe.
It’s not about me. It’s about what God wants to do in my life.
Will change the way we lead.
Without Him, we can do nothing.
We can have the greatest idea, but it is God who has to put the vision in our hearts.
Only when we can get ahold of God’s vision can we run with passion.

WHAT DOES GOD WANT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?

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First Night of CM Leaders Conference

I won’t be blogging from CM Leaders tonight because I have to run off to our first real session of Divorce Care 4 Kids tonight. While I will miss my friends at the conference, I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to spend time with these kids.

You can keep up with what is going on by following other bloggers including:

Lindsey Whitney (http://www.growingkidsministry.com/)
Bill Gunter (http://www.blogcommanderbill.net/)
Barbara Graves (http://www.thekidmincarpetbag.com/)

You can also follow my friends on twitter including:

@lrwhitney
@Barbaragraves
@CommanderBill
@PTBump
@ronbrooks77
@dougolson
@benfowlkes

Just head on over to http://twitter.com and type in any of those names or the hash tag #CMLeaders.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning with more coverage from CM Leaders.

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