The #1 Reason to Attend CMConnect Conference

2018-05-07T14:54:39+00:00

I just got back from another amazing week at the CMConnect Conference. This is my third year in a row being a part of this unique kid's ministry conference. Last year I wrote about my top 3 reasons to attend CMConnect Conference. Why do I keep going back year after year? It's not because it is the biggest conference. It's not because they put on the best "show" in their main sessions. It's not because it is held in the best vacation spot. The #1 reason I attend the CMConnect Conference every year is because of the people. Now, I don't mean [...]

The #1 Reason to Attend CMConnect Conference 2018-05-07T14:54:39+00:00

The Next Chapter for KidMinCorinne

2018-04-29T23:33:26+00:00

God has been speaking to me about some new dreams and goals this year (cue The Greatest Showman soundtrack). As a result, these new things are shifting my life and ministry into a new chapter, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Almost two years ago, God put a new dream in my heart. I felt like I was being led towards writing my own curriculum. The funny thing is, I had just told Lauren, my assistant at the time, that I would NEVER write my own curriculum. Never say never to God! I was a little scared, overwhelmed, not [...]

The Next Chapter for KidMinCorinne 2018-04-29T23:33:26+00:00

Feed Them! 7 Volunteer Food Ideas

2018-04-16T19:26:00+00:00

I am a huge foodie! I LOVE TO EAT! In fact, I'm reasonably certain that they missed a sixth love language: Food. Food is my love language! I love to be fed and to feed others. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one out there. I have found that volunteers tend to show up more often and are definitely motivated by food. I am a strong believer that there should be good food at all meetings, parties, events, services, small groups, or any other time you get people together. With that being said, here are some different ways I use [...]

Feed Them! 7 Volunteer Food Ideas 2018-04-16T19:26:00+00:00

Easter Slime Object Lesson

2018-04-16T19:32:11+00:00

Last year I decided to incorporate making slime into our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. The kids were so into making slime at the time that I knew it would hold their attention while teaching them a story many of them had heard a few times. I am shocked that kids are still so into making slime this year. I thought I would share what we did last year in our services for anyone looking for a fresh way to share the Easter story with their kids.   Good Friday Message (Black and Red Slime) When God created humans they [...]

Easter Slime Object Lesson 2018-04-16T19:32:11+00:00

#kidmingoals

2018-04-16T20:33:33+00:00

2017 is almost over. Can you believe it? That means it's time to start planning for 2018. In the past few years, there have been years that I have been intentional about setting goals and other years I have forgotten to set goals entirely. I have definitely seen a difference between the two. Now, I'm not saying that I have met all of my goals the years I did set them, but it did help me focus on what I really wanted to accomplish. Unless we are intentional about our goals, we may find ourselves at the end of 2018 wondering [...]

#kidmingoals 2018-04-16T20:33:33+00:00

Favorite Quotes and Takeaways from #D62017

2018-04-20T21:55:06+00:00

The last few days have been full of listening, learning, and laughing at the D6 Conference. Now, it's time to pack up our bags and go home. We may be leaving the conference (for this year), but we should not leave the lessons we've learned behind. I wish I could share with each and every one of you all that I have experienced and taken in during the conference, but that is not humanly possible. Instead, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite quotes and takeaways from the inspiring leaders who have spoken into our lives this week. [...]

Favorite Quotes and Takeaways from #D62017 2018-04-20T21:55:06+00:00

General Session Highlights – #D62017 Day 2

2018-04-20T21:52:40+00:00

Thursday at the D6 Conference was all about the general sessions. We had the privilege of hearing from many influential voices in ministry over the course of four general sessions. Can you say ministry idea overload? It has been an amazing, idea-filled day to say the least. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite moments and teachings from today. I was challenged, convicted, and encouraged by the speakers today, and I hope you will be too. Teaching Like Jesus - 10 Principles from the Master Teacher Dr. La Verne Tolbert | @drltolbert Principle 1 - Jesus taught based on [...]

General Session Highlights – #D62017 Day 2 2018-04-20T21:52:40+00:00

When Family Ministry Doesn’t Work – #D62017 Breakout Notes

2018-04-22T20:16:05+00:00

Christina Embree is wife to Pastor Luke, mom to three great kids, and an experienced family minister. She is passionate about seeing churches partner with families to encourage faith formation at home and equipping parents to disciple their kids in the faith. I have been to several of Christina's breakouts at past conferences, and I always love hearing her heart for bringing discipleship into the home. I always leave even more challenged to partner with the families in my ministry. You can check out my notes from my favorite breakout of hers here. "When Family Ministry Doesn't Work" Notes: "So you [...]

When Family Ministry Doesn’t Work – #D62017 Breakout Notes 2018-04-22T20:16:05+00:00

8 Benefits to Serving with Kids

2018-04-22T20:57:07+00:00

This is a guest post by Andrew VanDerLinden. Andrew is the Executive Pastor at Community Church in Eastern PA. Andrew is an incredibly organized Family Pastor. Though he Is now an Executive Pastor, his heart (and his blog) is in Children's and Family Ministry. He shares many of his awesome ideas on his blog, organizedkidmin.com You can connect with Andrew on Twitter | Facebook What’s in it for me? I know it sounds selfish, but it really isn’t. We all ask this in our subconscious all the time.  Time, energy and resources are all limited.  We would be foolish if we [...]

8 Benefits to Serving with Kids 2018-04-22T20:57:07+00:00

5 Ways to Engage Kids in Worship

2018-04-24T20:39:45+00:00

I am extremely passionate about kids experiencing God through worship. I was honored to share on this topic in two of my breakouts at the CMConnect Conference this year. Perhaps you are struggling with getting the majority of the kids in your ministry to engage in worship. You are definitely not alone. This is a big struggle for many kid's ministries, but I believe it is possible to engage kids in worship. It's worth the extra effort and time to help kids have an authentic worship experience. Maybe this scenario will sound familiar to you: The worship team enters the stage [...]

5 Ways to Engage Kids in Worship 2018-04-24T20:39:45+00:00