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18
Jan
09

Vegetables

I’m guessing that most people are familiar with Veggie Tales and their creator Phil Vischer. I’ve had the awesome privilege of hearing his story through a couple of different venues. It’s an incredible story!!! I came across an article he wrote for the International Network of Children’s Ministry and wanted to pass it on to you. If you have a few moments check out this link!

 

http://www.incm.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=174&Itemid=63

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12
Jan
09

Free Blog Entry!

Thanks to Pastor Andrew Conard I got a free blog entry…meaning I did very little thinking composing this entry. Enjoy!

An Experiment In Improving UM Social Media Exposure

Kevin Watson at http://deeplycommitted.com has started an experiment to see how much social capital Methodist bloggers have. This experiment was prompted by the feeling among some Methodist bloggers that United Methodism does not always do as good of a job as it could at getting the Wesleyan message out there, particularly on-line. So, he wants to see how many views a YouTube video can get if Methodist bloggers work together to promote it. The experiment is to see how many hits the video will receive in two weeks.

If you want to participate you can: First, watch the video below. Second, copy and paste this entire post into a new post on your blog and post it. Third, remind people about this experiment in one week.

Based on the results of the experiment, Kevin will get in touch with the folks at Discipleship Resources and let them know the ways in which Methodist bloggers are often an underused resource.

Here is a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISKTrScpzQ

07
Jan
09

CPC 2009 #2

As the final full day of Children’s Pastors Conference winds down I had the opportunity to do some serious networking with other children’s ministry workers. This morning I attended a focus group with several other children’s workers who are in similar churches as I am. It was great to hear from them and see what was going on in their church. Following the focus group I attended a workshop and learned how to balance a ping pong ball on my nose. (So be looking for that in Bible Theatre in the near future:) One of the things I was hoping to get some info on was producing my own podcasts for our kids and families of Kids Cor. Another conference attendee overheard me talking about this and pulled me aside. He gave me all the info I needed to get this started which got me excited. All in all it was a very productive day!!

06
Jan
09

CPC 2009

This week I am attending the Children’s Pastors Conference in Nashville Tennessee. I am so grateful that our church leaders allow us to attend this conference. This conference has about 2,000 people here and we get to attend multiple general and breakout sessions and get to check out a very impressive resource center. Today I attended 3 breakout sessions one of which was about the current trends in Children’s Ministry. Here are some of the current trends in Children’s Ministry right now.

  1. Kids Are Digital Natives: How do we reach kids who are plugged in 24/7?
  2. Family Ministry: How do we empower families to be involved in the spiritual formation of their kids?
  3. Safety First: What are we doing to ensure our ministry is both safe and secure?
  4. Experience Required: Children learn best by doing, how can make sure our ministry is experiential?

 

04
Jan
09

New Sermon Series

This past weekend a very interesting sermon series began at our church. Check out this website to see what it’s about…

 

http://www.whenchristiansgetitwrong.com/

28
Dec
08

Quotables

This weekend’s sermon at The United Methodist Church Of The Resurrection was given by Rev. Jeff Clinger. The sermon was about our covenant with God and new beginnings. A quote from the sermon I found especially interesting was…..

 

“God Loves You Exactly The Way You Are, But He Doesn’t Want You To Stay That Way”

 

This is a great quote and is a great incentive to have a new year’s resolution that relates specifically to your walk with Christ.

23
Dec
08

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Christmas has arrived at the Church of The Resurrection! Our first Christmas Eve service was today (Dec 23rd) at 4:00 p.m. It was a service aimed towards families and children and lasted only 45 minutes. During this service the Christmas story was told from the perspectives of two of the gospel writers Luke & John. The story as told by Luke was done in a pretty conventional manner. A live nativity scene came together during the reading of Luke 2 and was intertwined with a few familiar Christmas carols. The 2nd re-telling was from John 1. Jesus is described as the light. The sanctuary goes completely dark and one candle, the Christ candle enters the stage as portions of John chapter 1 is read out loud. This light is then distributed to everyone until the sanctuary is filled with lit candles. Jesus is the light and we are to share to the light. Both re-telings of the savior’s arrival were very meaningful!




FYI

Everything here represents my own opinion and not the opinion of The United Methodist Church of The Resurrection or The United Methodist Church. It's purely my own random thoughts.
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