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This is CDM’s GROW Children’s Ministry with Purpose Podcast. CDM’s mission is to strengthen the Church through connection. Through this podcast, we want to connect you with our Children’s Ministry Team and other leaders. We also want to connect you with resources to help grow your ministry to children. You are not alone. We want to help you remember that you are a part of God’s covenant community and your investment in the little ones really does matter to God.
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Our world is so fragmented, but the church should be different. How do we foster a connection that unites all the generations of our church? Join Mary Elizabeth Burton, from the Pray 4 Me Campaign, as she shares some practical strategies of connecting the young and old in a meaningful way.
How do you teach redemptively? Join Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, as she shares how teaching redemptively is more caught than taught and about way more than instruction or reading a Bible story.
How do you make memorizing Scripture fun? Join Sarah Merrick, Perimeter Church's Director of Kids Discipleship, as she shares about their Scripture memory program called "Got Truth," that challenges children and their families to hide God's Word in their hearts. The program is one that has greatly impacted my own kids!
In my 30 years of working with children, Ashley Belknap completely transformed how I think about classroom management and I can't wait to share it with you! She describes a response to a difficult child that is more loving, biblical and keeps the real goal in mind.
How do you keep the children in your church safe from predators? This is a tough topic, and you might be tempted to skip it, but Steve Collins shares some practical safety policies and procedures that will protect the children in your church's ministry. This topic is too important to skip!
Why hymns? Join the worship pastor of Covenant PCA in Harrisonburg, VA, Burress McCombe, as he shares his love for the hymns and how they can connect our children to the historical Church. Honestly, I used to think hymns were old fashioned, but worshipping with Burress at CDM's Children's Ministry Leadership Training Retreat and talking to him for this episode has broadened my understanding of the rich theology found in them and how using hymns can equip and encourage our worship for the rest of their lives.