Posts Tagged "Sin"

5 Things Kids Must Know About Sin (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)

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I was honored this month to be asked to write for the fifth installment of the Children’s Ministry Think Tank over at Ministry-to-Children.com. It is one of my favorite recurring features out there in the Children’s Ministry blogging world. I like it so much that I wrote an article about it several months ago called, appropriately enough, Children’s Ministry Think Tank. Each installment has also been featured in The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol.

The topic for this month is:

“How do you teach the doctrine of sin to children without harming their self-esteem?  Especially with preschool children, how explicitly do you teach them about their own depravity? How do parents in your ministry respond to these issues?”

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You Are My Everything

This is a powerful and well done dance routine depicting a young woman who falls in love with Jesus then falls away.  Our dance team at my church performed this several months ago, and it made a powerful impact on me.  I thought I would share it with you.

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I believe…What I Believe About Faith

I BelieveIt is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).  Accordingly, faith seemed like the next logical topic for the I believe series.  So, without further ado, here is what I believe about faith:

What Is Faith?

Where Does Faith Come From?

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Blog Patrol (June 9, 2009)

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This is the Happy Birthday to the Ministry-To-Children.com blog. They turned two this week. The terrible twos – I can’t wait to see what that brings! Seriously though, when it was just Tony writing over there the sight showed up regularly in the Blog Patrol. Now that they have a slew of talented writers, I have to force myself not to include all of their blog posts. Anyone in children’s ministry or interested in children’s ministry should definitely add Ministry-To-Children to their favorites and their blog reader. That said, here is a rundown of this week’s favorite blog posts (and, yes, there are a lot from Ministry-To-Children.com).

Stragglers

These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last weeks Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Parents Rethinking Parenting, and Other Partially Encouraging Developments

  • This article from Owen Strachan looks a a growing trend in parenting in today’s society.

Tuesday Talk: Brent Weber

  • Brent Weber asks the question “How do you make worship something kids look forward to instead of something they dread?”

Tuesday (June 2, 2009)

10 Things Every Kids Pastor Should Know about Pixar’s UP.

  • I went to see the movie Up with my eight-year-old last Friday. It’s a good movie. This article looks at how you can use the movie in your Children’s Ministry.

Funny Job Requirements for Children’s Ministry

  • Tony Kummer from Ministry-to-Children.com summarizes a thread from cmconnect.org that looks at some real world requirements for working in children’s ministry.

Your first 12 months in children’s ministry

  • Ryan Frank offers up ten things that a new person in Children’s Ministry should focus on in their first twelve months.
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Wayne's Random Thoughts…Monthly Round Up (May 2009)

This blog is growing almost every day. Last month, I started a monthly recap of the prior month’s posts in case new readers may have missed something. I was a little late with it last month, but this month I met my goal to get it out in the first week of the month. Rather than a sequential listing of the posts for the month, I thought this would be more useful if I grouped things by category. So, here are the posts to Wayne’s Random Thoughts for the month of May 2009:

Shepherding A Child’s Heart Synopsis

Monday Morning Prophecy

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