Vol. 2 No. 4     Winter 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 - Spiritually Successful Families
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Parenting Support Teams
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Family Traditions
Recruiting RECRUITING LIFELINE
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEWS
TEACHER BUILDERS TEACHER BUILDERS
 
BRIGHT IDEA! BRIGHT IDEA!
HELP LINE HELP LINE
TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU - He Came
TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU - Family
TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT - Teacher of the Month
TEACHER BUILDERS more TEACHER BUILDERS
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF
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LYNDA'S CORNER

    Can you believe the year 2000 is just a year away?!  It is always interesting to think about what a new year may hold, but not only will there be a new year - this next year will see a new millennium!  I am sure the new millennium will bring many new, interesting and exciting things - think of all the advances the last millennium saw!  It is also bound to bring many challenges and difficulties as well.  While there are many areas we need to work on in our churches and homes, one vitally important area is to help strengthen our families.  Today's families have so many challenges - they want to be healthy and strong, but so many are not.  In this issue of "About the Children's Department" we will look at resources churches and families can utilize to help strengthen and equip families.  There are so many excellent parenting resources we need to help make the parents in our church aware of these and then support and encourage them to implement what they learn.

     We will also look at resources to help our teachers and parents grow in their own walks with God to help them be more effective teachers and parents!

     It may seem impossible, but it is almost time to begin thinking about VBS for the summer!  In this issue we will give you a "sneak peek" at the VBS resources for this next summer of ministry and I would like to once again encourage you to make summer ministry to kids a priority at your church.  I know of more and more churches that are choosing to eliminate all or most of their opportunities to minister to children in the summer, but three months is one quarter of your year and that is an extremely long time to have no opportunities for effective ministry to our kids.  Many churches tell me they have problems recruiting teachers in the summer, but I find that volunteers live up to the expectations we have of them and if we say that summer ministry to kids is not important, they will not volunteer.  If we say that summer ministry to kids IS important and people will step forward to be a part of this ministry.  VBS is one of our best curriculum buys for the year - I encourage you to plan to utilize at least two or three VBS resources . . . we will talk more about this in our special VBS issue the beginning of February, but for now . . . the "sneak peek"!
 

GROUP PUBLISHING - Treasure Hunt Bible Adventure - where the Bible is the map and Jesus is the Treasure!

GOSPEL LIGHT  - Suncastle Faire - using our talents to serve the King

DAVID C. COOK - Ultimate Adventures with Jesus

AUGSBURG FORTRESS - The Great Bibleland Dig - exploring the life of Jesus

CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE - Jungle Journey - exploring God's promises

REGULAR BAPTIST PRESS - Hiking the Heights - Jesus leads the way

STANDARD PUBLISHING - WSFJ - We Shine For Jesus

VEGGIE TALES - Veggie town Values - same as last year


     Don't these look like fun?!  We will take a closer look at all of these, and possibly a few more in our special VBS Preview issue the beginning of February!

As always, if you have a question or idea feel free to e-mail me - I love to hear from you!

Lynda:)
 

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


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Last Updated Dec. 1, 1998
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