Posts Tagged "Amy Dolan"

What’s in the Bible? Curriculum – Your Chance to Win

Buck-DenverSeveral months ago, I reviewed the first DVD in the new series from Phil Vischer called What’s in the Bible?  You can check out that review here.  Over the last several months Amy Dolan and her team have been working tirelessly to develop a curriculum to go along with the wonderful videos.  The curriculum officially launches this week, and they have graciously offered to allow me to give you a free copy.  Here is how it works:

In celebration of the What’s in the Bible? Curriculum release, Buck Denver, MAN OF NEWS, wants to have his picture taken with You!

Download Buck’s Picture (click here to download the picture), and take a creative picture with you and Buck! You can take a black & white photo, or color in the photo, or show off your crafty skills and add buttons, feathers, and glitter! Buck would love that!  E-mail your pictures to me at or tweet the picture as explained below.   At the end of the contest, I’ll choose a winner based on the most creative photo and post it here on the blog (please note that submitting your picture to me will be deemed permission to post that picture here on this blog).

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What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry – Confidence by Amy Dolan

image imageIn the book What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry, Amy Dolan chose the Word “Confidence.”  I think her article hits on both the passion and the inherent trepidation involved in working in children’s ministry.  She writes:

I hope with everything in me that I’m good enough, smart enough, educated enough and experienced enough so that God will see me raising my hand and choose me to lead and love for the sake of children.

I appreciate Amy’s candor and openness in discussing the issue of confidence.  Teaching and leading God’s youngest disciples is an awesome opportunity and an awesome responsibility.  I know that I have had these same thoughts, the same doubts, and the same reservations about serving God in this capacity.  What we do week in and week out comes with a heavy responsibility.  God is ultimately in control, but he has called us to be his light to the youngest members of society.

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Shaped By The Story

Anyone who had read some of the articles on this site will recognize that one of my passions in Children’s Ministry is finding ways to get children excited about the Bible.  I want them to read it.  I want them to absorb it.  I want them see how it applies to their lives.  I want the Bible to some alive for them.  I want them to hunger for more. I am constantly striving to find new and better ways to achieve that goal.

In last month’s Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol (January 2010) I featured a couple of blog posts from   Amy Dolan (Shaped by Story) and  Henry Zonio (Stepping Into the Story) about an article written by Amy Dolan called “Shaped By Story” and published in the January/February issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine.  In the article Amy Dolan looks at a “new” method of conveying Bible stories developed by Michael Novelli and discussed in his book Shaped by the Story: Helping Students Encounter God in a New Way.  I have not yet read Mr. Novelli’s book, but after reading Ms. Dolan’s article I will certainly add it to my reading list.

I was drawn in by the very first paragraph of Ms. Dolan’s article:

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