Vol. 2 No. 2     Summer 1998

About the Children's Department

resources for effective children's ministry

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Lynda's Corner LYNDA'S CORNER
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Right From Wrong Campaign
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Family Friendly Ideas
Recruiting RECRUITING LIFELINE - Music Videos
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEW - Why Nobody Learns...
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEW - What God Says About Me
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEW - Suprising Stories
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEW - Show Me Devotions
BRIGHT IDEA! BRIGHT IDEA!
HELP LINE HELP LINE
TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU
TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT - God's Light - Character
TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT - SECRET PALS
TEACHER BUILDERS TEACHER BUILDERS
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - God's Special Project - Me!
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - Tales from the Ark
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - Tale of Three Trees
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LYNDA'S CORNER

    For those of you who read this resource and live in the USA, the past months have brought shocking reports of children killing children and teachers in our public schools.  The media have asked "why?" as I am sure all of us have, and while the youth accused of these crimes may have their own "reasons" for the choices they made - and there are many contributing factors to these tragedies - I believe one of the forces behind it all is that these young people didn't really believe it was too wrong for them to do what they did because if they had then they wouldn't have pointed their guns at other people and pulled the triggers.  Our society teaches relativism - we can each decide to do whatever we want and it is right for us.  We in the church need to commit to help equip our parents to be able to teach their children the absolutes of Right from Wrong . . . it is really the parent's responsibility - our role is to supplement and reinforce that teaching, but the primary responsibility is the parents.  In this issue I am reviewing some tremendous resources from Josh McDowell and I highly recommend every church take the month of September every year to teach all ages from the Right from Wrong Campaign Resources.  Set aside your regular curriculum and make September a church wide Right from wrong Month - the results will be tremendous!

    In this issue we will also look at a variety of excellent resources to supplement Summer or anytime of the year ministries to kids.  I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who utilize this resource - the response over the past 18 months has far exceeded our expectations and hopes!  We currently have had people from 36 countries come to our site and the e-mail so many of you send encourages us to continue providing this resource for churches and families around the world.  Thank you again - you are such an encouragement to me, I hope I am also able to encourage you in your ministry as we all serve to glorify God in our families and churches!

    Part of the purpose for this resource is to let you know about many of the excellent resources available to help you be effective in your Children's Ministry.  each issue we review a variety of resources - provided by various publishers.  I would like to thank the publishers for these resources and ask if you try any of the items reviewed in "About the Children's Department" to please send us a short e-mail to let us know how you liked them.

    Lynda :)

    Feel free to contact me at: lynda@roundaboutthechurch.com

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