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Retreat to Advance – Part 2

Retreat to Advance - Part 2 Retreat to Advance, a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 2 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

Retreat to Advance

Retreat to Advance Retreat to Advance...a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 1 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

The Bible is for Boys Too

The Bible is for Boys Too Warning: The following contains many broad generalizations on the subject of boyhood and girlhood.  Please trust that the author knows that not ALL girls or ALL boys are exactly alike.  He certainly realizes that there's a spectrum of both masculinity and femininity--so not ALL boys enjoy blood, guts, hunting and football; nor do ALL girls play with dolls, love shopping, and are nurturing to people and animals.  There are just times one must generalize in order to speak to some basic principles. Praise God that He made us male and female!  God has designed both [...]

Casting Vision with Purpose with Sue Jakes

Casting Vision with Purpose As we wrap up 2022 and prepare to begin a new year we wanted to share our very first children's ministry podcast that we recorded.  Join Sue Jakes as she talks with us about Casting Vision with Purpose. We hope this podcast will encourage you and challenge you as you invest in the next generation this coming year.   How do you cast a vision that communicates both the importance of your church’s ministry to children and the importance of the covenant in teaching the little ones? Join Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry [...]

Little Hearts Prepare Him Room with Holly Mackle

Little Hearts Prepare Him Room with Holly Mackle In the midst of the hurry and scurry of the Advent season, how do you best prepare your heart to meet Christ? Join Holly Mackle and Karen Hodge as they discuss both theologically rich and tremendously fun ways to celebrate Advent with your family. The Little Hearts Prepare Him Room podcast was originally posted on December 1st, 2020 Visit the CDM Women's Ministry Encourage Site to listen to this podcast, as well as other podcasts. Holly Mackle is the curator of the mom humor collaboration Same Here, Sisterfriend, [...]

Save the Date: 2022 Children’s Ministry Conferences!

Save the Date: 2022 Children's Ministry Conferences  Join us January 28-29, 2022 at Valley Presbyterian Church in Madison, AL as we come together for a weekend of training and connecting with each other. Our Grow conferences are designed to equip church leadership, teachers, and parents in the task of leading our children to Christ. To find out more information and to register, visit our CDM Website Join us March 29th - 31st in the beautiful North Carolina mountains for a time of worship, connection, and training as we talk about Coveant Connections: Building the Church Today and [...]

Christmas! A Wonderful Way to Connect with Parents

Christmas! A Wonderful Way to Connect with Parents I’m one of those people who loves Christmas. The lights, music, decorating, special foods and family traditions are a welcome part of the season for me. As a young mom with young children, I looked for ways to make Christmas into a joyous celebration of our Savior’s birth. In my search I found a book edited by R.C. Sproul called, Christ in Christmas:  A Family Advent Celebration. As I read, I learned the meanings behind the Advent celebration and the Advent wreath. It was filled with scripture readings, Christmas hymns, and activities [...]

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