A leader only has a few opportunities to put on events that impact their external community. You may only get 2-3 chances a year to do an outward-facing family-friendly event, inviting people from your town or region. Hopefully, these considerations will help improve the impact of your events.
VBS is typically an action-packed, week-long experience where kids encounter the love of God through stories, worship, games, crafts, and activities. Maybe you’re starting your own church VBS for the first time, or you’re looking to refresh the experience after many years of learning. As you go into the VBS planning conversations, knowing these 5 things can help prepare you and your team to begin planning for VBS, with no prior experience needed.
This guest post was written by Eddie Becker from Upward Sports. 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
This post was written by Cera Talamantes, a member of the INCM Blog team. The determination on her face was intense as this second grader was working on a handmade church invitation for her best friend. With the tip of her tongue sticking out the corner of her mouth and her brows furrowed in concentration,
This post was written by Marta Cortez, a member of the INCM Blog team. Child development experts tell us that a child’s worldview is formed early in their development. In order to help kids understand that God loves the world, it is vital to provide various ways for them to experience missions as early in
Chet was carrying a crockpot for his mom to the church kitchen. Once he got situated, he left the kitchen to find his big sister Anna to play with the toddlers and other kids joining them for dinner. He was only 9 years old, but he and Anna were actively part of the ministry to
This post was written by Crystal Mazzuca, a member of the INCM Blog team. Can I be honest with you? Outreach overwhelms me. It often feels like I’m giving everything I have to help Sundays run smoothly, encourage and equip my volunteers, and partner with families to be intentional with discipleship at home. Add to
This guest post was written by Donnie Slade, President & CEO of Blitz Ministries. At the beginning of the summer of 2021, Blitz Ministries was at a church in Tennessee. As we normally do towards the end of each Blitz event, we presented the Gospel and gave people the opportunity to respond to the story
by Karen Apple Fall Festival is one of my favorite children’s ministry events. Because parents are looking for Halloween alternatives, it’s one of the best times to invite neighborhood kids to enjoy the fun. Scarecrows and hay bales illuminated with carved pumpkins shout “Fall Festival!” That’s the easy part. The challenge is making meaningful memories
by Amanda Brady Children’s Pastor, Amanda Brady is a guest writer for INCM. It’s already October! Where has the year gone? Kids have gone back to school. We have made it past promotion weekend and getting all of the kids into their new rooms. We have chosen our curriculum for the year and we have our volunteers