Posts Tagged "Family Ministry"

Carrying Heavy Stuff (Children’s Ministry Moment #11)


To me, one of the fun things about teaching large group is asking kids questions.  First of all, you get immediate feedback on whether or not what you are doing is working.  Secondly, you get to engage the kids.  However, I think the thing I like best is that you never know exactly what they are going to say.  It really keeps you on your toes.

This week, we were talking about Nehemiah and the providence and protection of God.  After laying out how God had worked through Nehemiah to do the impossible (rebuild the wall of Jerusalem in 52 days), I asked the kids what in their lives seemed like something impossible that God could help them with.

One little kindergarten aged girl raised her hand and said:

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Orange Week 2.0 – Day #5 Recap

Orange Week Recap Day 5 Day 5 was supposed to be about Orange Failures.  At the end of the day, there weren’t nearly as many posts as earlier in the week, but the ones put up were definitely worth reading.  As always, please check out Kenny Conley’s summary each day which includes a lot more detail than mine including a brief description of what each article from the previous day was about.

orange1 KIDMIN1124 (BARBARA GRAVES): Orange Wednesdays

orange1 KIDMIN1124 (WENDY DOUGLAS): Just Say No to Devos

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Orange Week 2.0 – Day 3 Recap

Orange Week Recap Day 3Day 3 marked the beginning of yellow initiatives and some fairly big names joined us in Orange Week today. Make sure to scroll through all of the articles and check out Kenny Conley’s summary each day which includes a lot more detail than mine including a brief description of what each article is about.

orange1 KIDMIN1124 (JARED MASSEY): Yellow Initiatives: Easter with an Orange Twist

orange1 ORANGE LEADERS: Day 2 Orange Week 2.0


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Orange Week 2.0 – Day #2 Recap – Red Initiatives

Orange Week Recap Day 2 Day 2, like Day 1 of Orange Week 2.0, was chocked full of great posts! Make sure you don’t miss any of them.

orange1KIDMIN1124 (BARBARA GRAVES): Orange Week – Red Initiatives Day #2

orange1ORANGE LEADERS: Orange Week 2.0 recap of Day 1 by Kenny Conley


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Orange Week 2.0 – Day #1 Recap

Orange Week Recap Day 1 I am excited to announce the start of Orange Week 2010. Early this year, a handful of bloggers started Orange Week to more fully investigate the Orange Strategy. Starting yesterday, they decided to do it again – this time focusing on the more practical aspects of Orange. I was invited to participate and opted to do so through because I thought the volunteer and bi-vocational focus of that site may offer a differing perspective. You can read my introduction to the series over on Kidmin1124 here, and I won’t bother to repeat that information. The Monthly Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol is due out next Tuesday, but rather than triple the size of that with Orange Week entries, I have decided to dedicate the next week here on Dad in the Middle to Orange Week. Each morning around 8:00 EST, I will publish a consolidation of all Orange Week entries from the prior day. If you missed any, you’ll be able to catch them here. Plus, I decided there was going to be so much information out there that these summaries will allow you to “come back” to the information when you have more time and not miss any posts. Each day, I will also post a set of links to all of the blogs which I know of that are participating for your reference.

Make sure to check the giveaway over on Kidmin1124 as well. Unfortunately, I don’t have a giveaway to go along with these summaries, but maybe I will see if I can come up with something Orange.

There are two parts to this initial entry. Beginning Monday, and continuing into yesterday, many bloggers offered a brief introduction to the Orange philosophy and Orange Week. These are included in the Intro Posts category. Day One was officially supposed to related to Red Initiatives. As you can see many of the participants stuck to that while many went their own route. Regardless, there is much to learn from all of them!

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