Vol. 4 No. 1     VBS & Spring 2000

resources for effective children's ministry


 

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Lynda's Corner LYNDA'S CORNER
RESOURCE REVIEW RESOURCE REVIEW - VBS
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Book Fair
Seasonal Idea SEASONAL IDEA - Spiritually Successful Families
TEACHER BUILDERS TEACHER BUILDERS - The Dirt on Learning
TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT TEACHER SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT - Teacher Appreciation Dinner
Recruiting RECRUITING LIFELINE - Get Their Attention!
 
BRIGHT IDEA! BRIGHT IDEA! - Ideas Needed!
HELP LINE HELP LINE - Got Questions?
TEAM-UP...PARENTS & YOU TEAM-UP...PARENTS YOU - Family Outreach
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - Stamps & Mazes
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - Books for Kids
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - Kid's Life Application Bible
KID'S STUFF KID'S STUFF - More Books for Kids
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LYNDA'S CORNER

     Hello!  It is time again to think about VBS resources and to begin to decide which resource you will use in your ministry to the children in your church and community.  As you know from previous VBS issues, I truly love VBS resources and consider them to be some of the best curriculum buys of the year and always encourage you to consider utilizing at least three different VBS resources each year because if you have them you will certainly use them!  This year I am so pleased with the VBS resources I reviewed!  There are excellent themes, Bible lessons and overall, terrific resources to choose from so again, I am encouraging you to select one VBS to use for your VBS, another to use for mid week during the summer and another to utilize on Sundays in the summer . . . these resources will provide you with excellent, effective ministry to children over the summer!

     I also want to encourage churches to continue to support and encourage the families in their church and community.  If the church is effective in encouraging and equipping the family both the church and the family will be stronger because of it.  It is so vital that we in the church take seriously our role in helping to build strong families in our church and community.  There are a number of ways we can do this, build a strong complement of parenting books in your library and provide these resources for and encourage families to utilize them in understanding how to have a strong family.  Provide parenting classes - invite parents from the community to participate in these classes.  Put together mentoring teams of parents who basically developed a strong family with parents who want to develop a strong family and plan for opportunities for these mentoring teams to get together.  Plan family events so the entire family will be able to grow together and have fun as well.  Continue a strong family ministry throughout the summer - do NOT stop sunday school and mid week opportunities for children and youth during the summer, but rather develop a particularly strong ministry during the summer - kids and families are often looking for things to do during the summer so it is the perfect opportunity for ministry to children, youth and families.  Provide opportunities for families to minister and serve together.  I am sure there are many more ideas for ministry to strengthen families - these are just a few - but in this issue we will take a look at some more excellent resources to build families.

     We will also look at some more Bibles as I am convinced if we as parents and teachers commit to spending time in God's Word and encourage our children and students to do the same, we will be changed people!

     I hope you will find information, ideas and resources to help you as you work to build a strong family and ministry in your church.  As always, feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have!

In Christ,

Lynda:^)
 
 

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


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