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4 Reasons Why VBS Is Still an Effective Outreach Opportunity

Over the years, I have heard lots of reasons why NOT to do a Vacation Bible School (VBS). It costs too much. It’s old school. It only reaches church kids. It won’t work for large churches. The list goes on. VBS may not be a trendy new idea, but it is tried and true. Here are four reasons why…

When Sports Fields Become Mission Fields

On March 27, over 16 million people tuned in to watch the Academy Awards. Impressive numbers until you look back to March 1 to see that over 34 million people watched President Biden’s first State of the Union address. But those numbers pale in comparison to what took place the night of February 13…

Expectations in Ministry

The banner was hung, the flyers had been passed out, and I walked around the room making sure every activity, gift bag, and sign was perfectly in its place. Everything sparkled and the excitement filled the space as we awaited our coming guests. We were hosting an event and had high expectations of what amazing things would happen through it…

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This framework is an analyzation tool meant to help you update your policy guidelines that reflect changes in your ministry or to address areas of need or concern. Using a policy analysis framework can help make the process easier and more structured.

This Prayer Experience guide is designed to help you create intentional moments for kids to connect with the Lord. With leader prep and instructional videos, you can create meaningful moments focused on Lament, Confession, and Thanksgiving.

How prepared are you to minister to children who have experienced trauma? We’ve developed a free assessment tool that will help you discern your level of competency for trauma informed care as a children’s ministry leader.

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A Home for Artyom

This printable coloring book shares the true story of a young Ukrainian boy’s journey home.

God's Amazing Love

These easy-to-download-and-print items help children understand God’s amazing, sacrificial love for us.

Facing and Feeling Hard Things Guide

Children need nurturing to use spiritual practices in hard times.

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Outreach ministry is one of the most powerful ministries in the church, but it needs to be re-evaluated regularly or it won’t continue to be effective. This course will teach you a better approach to outreach. Your three instructors will walk you through foundational principles to strengthen your outreach strategy.

No matter what your role is in Children’s Ministry, leading can be challenging, intense, and at times, overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be that way! This course will teach you how to lead sustainably. Your instructor, Vance Martin, will guide you through key principles and skills that will help you thrive in your leadership.

Dig into transformational information about how children grow and develop with Dawn Rundman, an author, teacher, and specialist in the area of child development and how that impacts the discipleship of children. Learn how this practically applies to your ministry, and better equip your volunteers to serve the children you minister to!

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It can be challenging to figure out how to do outreach effectively. We want to share practical ways you can improve your outreach.

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As you desire for kids and families to grow in their love for God’s Word, we’ll help you gain confidence in how you understand, explain, and teach the Bible.

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As you prepare for a new season of ministry, we’ll help you evaluate and improve your ministry policies and practices.

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Develop your capacity for effectively ministering to the wellbeing of children and families

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