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As our church prepared for a campaign to raise funds for a building project, the kids were carefully brought along in the journey.  For weeks the kids had heard messages about God’s call in their lives and the purpose they were created to fulfill with scriptural emphasis.  Now all we needed was a chance to […]

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It’s quite common and often grudgingly approached…the summer slump.  We avoid the lead pastor to make sure he doesn’t ask how the numbers are in ministry.  We feel the discouragement seeping in.  Volunteers and kids vanish like vapors.  What are ministers to do? First of all, it’s time to tell those ugly, defeating words to […]

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Hard working moms and dads all over the world are preparing for summer.  Where will the kids go?  What experiences will be planned for them?  How will they grow as a response to the summer activities?  Many families plan a wide variety of experiences for their family over the summer.  Parents want opportunities to serve, […]

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Imagine having had this amazing experience on your first mission trip.  As you returned home and began showing pictures and sharing stories of how your faith was renewed and how you served others, they don’t seem to get it.  Listeners try to share your enthusiasm but cannot grasp the life transformation that took place in […]

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Teaching BGMC (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge) was my first role as a children’s minister as a teen. I LOVED the research and the idea of prayerfully and financially helping someone teach others about Jesus in another culture. Years later as a children’s pastor we did so many fun things and I learned a few […]

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We’re excited to provide a great resource to set you up with tremendous resources as you prepare for Easter.  We want kids to know Christ has chosen them to follow Him.   He made a way through His choice to give His life for us on the cross. This lesson will provide media support, hands on […]

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In the unexpected seasons of life are the times when God wastes not a moment, a loving lesson, nor a time to show His character to us.  We often don’t like these times and wish them away, but if we could pause to see that every speed bump, detour and closed road has a kingdom […]

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For God So Loved…

Rhonda Haslett —  January 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

We all know that Valentines is a time to share love and kindness with others.  This year we thought we’d give you a quick Valentine sermon/lesson to help you plan your lessons for elementary kids.  Utilize it however you wish!

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My five year old was looking at an old 80’s band in a concert on YouTube (ask my husband what that was about!). The audience was crammed up to the stage as concerts usually look like with their hands raised and chanting. “Daddy,” Maxx said, “They’re worshiping the wrong person.” I was amazed how he […]

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God so loved the world that He gave… He didn’t give in the most elaborate and extravagant way, but in a lowly simple setting of a manger and a stable. Often we want the attention and highlight for big ways of giving, yet like Christ, the big impact came in due time. Helping people less […]

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