Posts Tagged "Children’s Ministry"

CM Telesummit – Child Evangelism – Jerry Moyer

cmtelesummit Here is my next installment of notes from the CMTelesummit.

  • Jubilee Gang
  • Evangelizing Children
    • Probability of someone being born again 35% between 5 and 12
    • Most people come to the Lord between 5 and 12
    • Current generation of kids will only produce 4% as Bible believing Christians
    • Church must do something
  • We have to go where they are
  • Most people don’t know what a real Christian is.
    • We have to let them know
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CM TeleSummit – Technology Tidbits – Jeremy Collins

cmtelesummit Here is my next installment, and the first for day 2, of notes from the CMTelesummit.

  • Using technology in children’s ministry – Hi-Tech for the Low-Tech
  • Why are you doing that?
    • A lot of us come up with cool new ways of doing things but end up watering down the message
    • Technology should have a purpose
    • Want to target technology to message of Jesus Christ
  • Using technology that works for you
    • Technology is a tool, but you have to learn it first before you use it
    • Don’t use if it you’re not comfortable
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CMTeleSummit – Leading Strategically From Your Strengths – Michael Chanley

cmtelesummit Here is my next installment of notes from the CMTelesummit.

  • Creator of CmConnect.org
  • Discussion of World War II
    • Paraphrase – One who cannot be victorious takes a defensive posture, one who can be victorious attacks – didn’t catch the origin of this, but I liked it
    • Marines’ response after WWII and bombing of Pearl Harbor
    • Marines succeed in building warriors
  • For years, church has borrowed leadership principles from the business world
  • Oftentimes what we’re doing as a church is more like waging war than running a business
  • Strategy and war-fighting tactics of marines can be applied to any situation
  • Battles won by effective deployment of resources at the right time
  • First principle– Targeting critical vulnerabilities
    • Constant search for enemy
    • Forward looking
    • Critical examination
    • Must develop plan of attack
    • Pick one thing within your realm of responsibility that you can affect and write it down
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Kidmin1124 – A New Perspective on Children’s Ministry

BlueRedPeople Today, I am excited to announce to start of new project in the world of Children’s Ministry.  This morning marks the launch of a new group blogging project known as Kidmin1124. “Oh, that’s just what we need,” you might say, “another blog about children’s ministry.”  To that I would say two things.  First, we can always use another children’s ministry blog from people willing to share their wisdom and experience in Children’s Ministry.  Secondly, those of us involved in Kidmin1124 hope that this blog will offer a fresh perspective on Children’s Ministry.

Here is what we are all about.  Kidmin1124 brings together a group of volunteers, part-time and bi-vocational children’s ministers who share a passion for children’s ministry.  We learn a lot from the great blogs that are out there, but there seems to be a void in blogs written from the perspective of those who are not full-time ministers.  We hope to fill that void.  In addition to our passion for kids, we all share a passion for equipping and sharpening others who serve in children’s ministry.Kidmin1124Logo

Our sincere hope is that God will use this new venture to be a blessing to the Kidmin community in general.  While it will be written primarily from the perspective of volunteers and part-time or bi-vocational children’s ministers, we hope that it will also grow into a useful blog for those in full-time ministry as well.

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DON’T HUG A GRUDGE by Donna Perugini (A Dad in the Middle Review)

Introduction

In the February installment of The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol (February 2010), I featured an article from the blog of Donna Perugini.  That lead a brief exchange via e-mail in which she mentioned that she had written several children’s books.  She was kind enough to send me a free copy of one of her books titled “Don’t Hug a Grudge” for me to review for Dad in the Middle.

About the Author

Before jumping into the book, I like to know a little bit about the author.  Ms. Perugini’s blog indicates that she taught children the Word of God over 30 years.  Her blog indicates that her approach to teaching the Bible included “cutting it into bite-sized pieces and making it fun and entertaining.” In addition to Don’t Hug A Grudge, she has authored three other children’s books.  They include:

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