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Make Your Church the Safest Place in Town for Kids: Safety Policies for Your Children’s Ministry

Amy Scott-Lundy March 30, 2016

Now that we’ve discussed establishing a safety team, preventing and treating medical emergencies at your church, and addressing your building’s physical grounds, let’s discuss child safety. No matter how large or small your church is, keeping kids safe at church functions should be a priority. Even if your church has a vibrant children’s curriculum, passionate… Continue Reading »

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Timeline to Prepare for Vacation Bible School this Summer

John Gilman March 29, 2016

Vacation Bible School is a great tool to teach kids and reach your community. Planning a successful VBS takes persistence, planning and prayer. A little preparation goes a long way. Here’s a simple timeline to follow to make sure you’re doing VBS right. 5 Months Out Pick a theme that can support your biblical content,… Continue Reading »

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Six Ways to Keep Schools Safe

Mike Faber August 18, 2015

“School days, school days, good old Golden Rule days” Remember that ditty from years past? Perhaps you’re not of a “certain age” to recall it; as a kid I think my buddies and I amended the wording a bit to reflect our personal opinions about the end of summer vacation and a return to the… Continue Reading »

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Retaining Visitors through Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris August 5, 2015

Vacation Bible School provides many churches with great opportunities to reach new families during the summer. Most families love finding things for their children to do in the summer and VBS seems to be one of those activities that doesn’t scare un-churched families away. So, you have a successful Vacation Bible School, but how do… Continue Reading »

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Maximize The Effects of Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris July 1, 2015

Vacation Bible School is a staple on many church calendars as we hit the summer months.  For many churches, this week dates back many years.  VBS can provide a big boost to the overall church if planned properly.  Here are ten things that can help maximize the effects of Vacation Bible School this summer: 1.  … Continue Reading »

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Steps to Increase Safety in Children’s Ministries

Meredith Mahon Morris September 11, 2014

The greatest assets a church has are its people; they are the body of Christ. In order for the church to grow, all ministries must be encouraged to prosper. All of the church’s ministries work together to strengthen the body of Christ and are important, but I believe the children’s ministry is the lifeblood of… Continue Reading »

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Features at your fingertips: How ACS Desktop can work for you

Kelli Brannen August 15, 2013

Many times in the world of technology, there are resources available to us that we are not aware of. Sometimes we get frustrated trying to find a way to perform certain tasks, and we wonder if it is even possible. You may have run into these situations with the ACS software wondering, “How can I… Continue Reading »

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How to: Ensure a Child’s Safety in the Case of a Lost Checkpoint Security Tag

John Gilman January 28, 2013

Today we’ve got a great post from Danielle Harper, the director of the TreeHouse Kidz Team at RiverTree Christian Church. Looking for more great information about kids’ ministry? Danielle will also be joining us and leading breakout sessions at the Ideas to Impact Conference 2013. By now, you have your Children’s Ministry parents using the ACS Checkpoint system. Parents are not losing their… Continue Reading »

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2 Keys to a Smooth Switch to a New Check-in System

John Gilman January 3, 2013

Check-in: Before Every week, the kids ministry staff at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal, Il., run over two hundred children through a check-in process. In the past, the staff and volunteers used a bracelet system with codes that had been assigned to each child. The staff had to dig through a list of names and… Continue Reading »

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