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To VBS and Beyond: 4 Principles for VBS Follow Up

Keith Hudgins May 21, 2018

All of you remember the now famous words of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story.”  Sometimes when you think about VBS, you feel like you are on a journey to infinity…and beyond!  Planning for VBS usually begins around 6 to 8 months in advance of the event.  There are themes to consider, costumes to make, sets to build, volunteers to… Continue Reading »

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4 Early Steps to VBS Success

Meredith Mahon Morris April 4, 2018

Spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner. This brings the anticipation of sunshine, beach excursions, and for most children’s ministry leaders, it also means Vacation Bible School! It may feel early to begin the planning process, but there are at least 4 things you can put in place now to help… Continue Reading »

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Making a Difference with Realm Events

Shelby Pratt March 21, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, our Young Adults sponsored a Parents Night Out. It was a blessing to our moms and dads, especially those who don’t always have time for a much-needed date night. We set up registration using the Events tool in Realm and were able to share the link via our website, in the… Continue Reading »

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Impact your Entire Congregation with VBS

Jennifer Byrd July 11, 2017

For many congregations, July means Vacation Bible School. Most VBS schedules include music, snacks, activities and crafts themed around a certain Bible story, passage or character. Many churches include a missions component. They will introduce the children to a missionary or organization that meets a need in the name of Christ. During VBS, you have… Continue Reading »

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris June 12, 2017

School is out, which means the season of Vacation Bible School is upon us! Many of us have fond memories of fun VBS days filled with themed snacks and crafts, and Bible story time. While kids enjoy the five days of VBS activities, they have no idea how many months it may have taken to… Continue Reading »

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School Rhythms to Help your Church

Meredith Mahon Morris August 15, 2016

As families prepare to send their students back to school, they are also re-establishing the daily rhythms and traditions of “normal” life. For many, this means a return to more consistent church attendance. This yearly phenomena provides every church an opportunity to re-acquaint people with the life of the church. That means plugging people into… Continue Reading »

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How to Get Young People to Give (and Give Regularly)

John Gilman July 20, 2016

Young people often have a long list of of legitimate excuses for why they don’t give tithes and offerings to their churches. Minimum wage jobs, unpaid internships, student loans, newly married, a new family, uncertainty about the future are just some of them. The bottom line is that young people don’t feel like they have a… Continue Reading »

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How to Help Your Teenagers Become Church Fundraising Pros

John Gilman June 23, 2016

The formative teenage years provide incredible opportunities to grow in relationship to the Lord.  Most of these are surrounded by trips away from home either on mission trips or summer camps.  These trips with a youth group from a church can be quite costly for families as there is usually travel involved, but they are something… Continue Reading »

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How to Read God’s Word with Your Kids (and Not Lose Your Mind)

John Gilman June 20, 2016

Kids’ ministry is the funnest and most rewarding ministry in the church with a great return on investment. Parents have the greatest responsibility and ability to impact their children’s spirituality.  Kids’ ministries must equip and inspire parents to disciple their children by consistently reading God’s Word together. Reading the Bible together transforms families, but parents… Continue Reading »

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