STOP THE DEBATE “Should Kids Be in Big Church or Kids Church” Already!

Recently, a children’s ministry leader I respect (so I shall not name them) posted this on Facebook: “Should children be a part of the corporate worship service, or will children benefit most from a discipleship environment designed specifically for them during the same time their parents are in church? From the New Testament church, and for nineteen hundred years of Christianity this question was never asked, because there was a universal answer and universal practice.“ The comments go with people stating their “position” on whether kids should be in “Big Church” (which is always the more spiritual position, of course) or in children’s church, and those folks seem to have to defend it. I’M TIRED OF THIS DEBATE. No one should even be arguing about this. It seems to me that it is a friendly fire attack on the Church – arrows launched at brothers and sisters in Christ, as though if you lead a children’s church (which MOST churches do) you are somehow less spiritual or even (gasp) harming children because you offer a FUN, engaging, and might I mention highly effective learning environment for children. BUT, I’m not even going to argue for kids being in children’s church!…

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Hymn Humor

    What’s Your Favorite Hymn? The Dentist’s Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns The TV Weatherman’s Hymn: There Shall Be Showers of Blessings The Contractor’s Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation The Tailor’s Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy The Golfer’s Hymn: There is a Green Hill Far Away The Politicians Hymn: Standing on the Promises The Optometrist’s Hymn: Open My Eyes That I May See (or) Be Thou My Vision The IRS Hymn: All to Thee (or) I Surrender All The Gossiper’s Hymn: Pass It On The Electrician’s Hymn: Send Out Thy Light The Shopper’s Hymn: In the Sweet By and By OR… for those who speed on the highway… 45 mph… “God Will Take Care of Me” 55 mph… “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” 65 mph… “Nearer My God to Thee” 75 mph… “Nearer Still Nearer” 85 mph… “This World is Not My Home” 95 mph… “Lord, I’m Coming Home” 100+ mph… “Precious Memories” (or) “I Will Enter His Gates”

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WISE KIDS SEEK HIM Christmas Series!

THIS CHRISTMAS, HELP YOUR KIDS WISE UP AS THEY LEARN ABOUT THE WISEMEN IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY! Wise Kids Seek Him is a 4-WEEK SERIES FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN’S CHURCH from Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org. You are going to love it! Kids will learn that: Wise Kids Seek Truth Wise Kids Find Jesus Wise Kids Are Generous Wise Kids Worship Jesus WISE KIDS SEEK HIM INCLUDES: Easy Prep Lesson Teachers AND Kids will love! Theming ideas for the series Fun intro skit for puppet or leader A funny video intro (see sample below) Games that enhance the lesson! Creative Bible story teaching ideas Object lessons and activity options Kids need their Bible to look up verses Theme verse for the month Paper and/or digital take home tool Helpful presentation images Bonus files, downloads, and ideas Editable presentation graphics Featuring MOE CAMEL whose great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpappy was along for the Wisemen’s epic journey! Sample Video from Lesson Two: Every unit from it Bible Curriculum includes a complete biblically solid, fun, creative lesson your kids will love! Launch it, Play it, Watch it, Tell it, Teach it, Show it, Find it, Hide it, Live it, and Take it. LEARN MORE AT Kidology.org/wisekids

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Touchless Checkin?

Yes! It is now possible to have completely TOUCHLESS Check-in in your ministry!   Everyone has a smart phone, right? Well, now parents can use that smart phone to start the check-in process right on their phone, and they don’t even have to be inside the church building – no lines necessary. They can begin the process from their car! Imagine parents out in the parking lot starting the check-in process on their phone, and when they get in to the children’s ministry having their security stickers print once they are close to the printers. Sound too good to be true? Not when you have KidCheck! KidCheck, the leading church check-in system in America now offers completely TOUCHLESS check-in. In today’s world, parents are looking for safe environments. When they see the KidCheck logo, they know you care about safety and security. It’s a name that is known and respected! Want to learn more about Touchless Check-in? Reach out to KidCheck today and ask for a free tour of their software and discover many more amazing features and benefits that you, your team, and your parents will love. VISIT Kidology.org/KidCheck today for an EXCLUSIVE Discount!

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