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5 Critical Guidelines for Children’s Ministry Volunteers [Free ebook]

Volunteers are the backbone of any ministry. Even a large church cannot run its children’s ministry solely with paid staff—they need to develop a solid core of reliable volunteers. In some cases, recruitment can be challenging. However, that does not mean you should ever compromise on your standards for volunteers. Your volunteers are the first line of defense in keeping kids safe and secure within your ministry. They should be people of good character who are spiritually sound and trustworthy, and who have been through the background check process your church has put in place. People want to be part ...

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5 Steps to a Solid Children’s Ministry Foundation [Free ebook]

Setting up, improving, and running a children’s ministry program is no small task. From curriculum to volunteer coordination to classroom setup to safety and security, there are many facets to the equation that add up to a successful program. Whether your ministry is brand new or centuries old, it is vital to evaluate from year to year to improve upon the well-being—both physical and spiritual—of the children your church serves. When parents bring their children to church, they are entrusting a part of their spiritual development to the teachers and staff. They’re also putting their child’s physical safety in the ...

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Easter Resource Roundup

With Easter fast approaching, we thought we’d share a few resources with you as you prepare to promote your Easter services and look for last-minute resources to complete your service preparations. In the list of articles below, you’ll find insightful tips, free videos, graphics, devotional guides, a free ebook, and great tips on how to think through communicating Easter as an outreach to potential church visitors: Are Your Easter Service Times on Your Website? [Church Marketing Sucks] Free Easter Social Graphics [Church Marketing Sucks] Free Easter Download: Before the Throne of God Above [ChurchLeaders.com] Free Easter Devotional Guide [Billy Graham Evangelistic ...

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The Technology of Time & Liturgy [ebook]

[Article below is an excerpt from the free ebook From Pews to Podcasts: What Technology Wants for the Church, by Adam Graber.] Both Christmas and Easter are part of what many Christians call the “Church year.” These holidays hark back to a time when people structured their lives according to a “liturgy.” . . . For Christians throughout history, this liturgical Church calendar wasn’t simply a set of dates to remind them of Christ’s life. The year-long liturgy was part of a bigger, more cosmic drama. The whole earth, Christians believed, was caught between Heaven and Hell. Our world was ground zero ...

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5 LinkedIn Ideas for Churches [Free ebook]

We want to set you up for success on LinkedIn, so we have come up with some great LinkedIn ideas for your church to use it well. Note that some of these ideas are perfect for large churches and others setup for small ones. 1) Have The Whole Staff Engaged As a senior pastor, why not write a recommendation and endorse all of the skills you see as a positive with your administration assistant, youth pastor, and everyone else on staff with you. At the same time, encourage other staff to use 10-30 minutes of their work time once a ...

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THE NINES Free Webcast from Leadership Network

Where can you hear from over 30 church leaders in the span of a few hours, gleaning insight on small groups, evangelism, diversity, discipleship and more? THE NINES from Leadership Network. Tomorrow, November 13, 2013 is the day. Time and Place – Don’t be late!! Join Leadership Network at http://thenines.tv. It will start right at 11:00 AM EST both Tuesday and Wednesday. Everything takes place online… so just go to that URL and you should be good to go. Need to compute what time THE NINES will start in your time zone? Go here and click on your location tab! Do I need any special ...

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Pinterest for Churches: Social Media Success [Free ebook]

Pinterest is a social media network that has broken the social network mold in so many different ways that many businesses, ministries, and individuals are not sure how to best use it. For some, they see a network that is only a place for women to pin recipes, clothing, and DIY projects; others want to use images well but do not know where to begin with the network. What professional social media and Pinterest users see is a viral social media network where pinning, repining, commenting, and favoriting is the way to double or triple their total social media traffic ...

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Open by Lifechurch.tv Site Offers Expanded Free Church Resources

There’s free, and then there’s Open. Yes, Open from the folks at LifeChurch.tv. If you haven’t checked out this website filled with incredible ministry resources, take a moment and go there right now. Six years ago, LifeChurch.tv launched Open to begin sharing resources freely with other churches. Now, after giving away millions of resources to church leaders all over the world, their passion for equipping the Church is only stronger. They recently announced a new Open site that makes finding helpful materials easier and faster than ever. Open is available to pastors, church leaders, and ministries worldwide to give access ...

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ChurchTechToday eBooks

Brand New! Technology Spotlight: Children’s Check-In Learn more about how to ensure the safety of the children your church serves with our new 40-page comprehensive ebook by Lauren Hunter and Keri Wyatt Kent together with KidCheck. From volunteer security, to background checks, to allergy protocol, this ebook will help fine-tune your children’s ministry security and safety measures.   [Quick note: When you click on any of the links below, you will be directed to a sign up form. If you sign up to download multiple ebooks, don’t worry, your name will only be added to our CTT email list once.] ...

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Is Your Church An Elephant? [Free ebook]

When I first came across this ebook title, “Is Your Church an Elephant?”, in my head, I immediately answered, “YES!” I know, I know, that’s a bit sad, but if you’ve ever served on a church committee or well, volunteered for anything having to do with church, you’ve probably endured at least a few three hour plus unproductive meetings (with no results or change occurring for several months years). If you and your church aren’t guilty of ever being slow moving or stuck, well, go read something else. You’re alone here. If your church has been stuck and can’t quite ...

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