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Creative 3-Day Option for VBS Space Probe

Creative 3-Day Option for VBS Space Probe Many thanks to Sherry Kendrick, Family Ministries Director at Covenant Church of Naples, for helping us develop a model to use Space Probe in a three-day format. This document contains everything from a sample schedule to recommendations for crafts, snacks, recreation and lesson emphasis.  View/download PDF.                   CDM offers a curriculum that provides in-depth Bible lessons, emphasizes Scripture memory, is Gospel centered and is FUN for children and adults alike. If you are not familiar with Reachout Adventures, take a look at the benefits of [...]

Modeling the Message of the Gospel to our Littlest – Part 1

Modeling the Message of the Gospel to our Littlest - Part 1 It can be tempting to underestimate the significance of our nursery and early childhood ministries. After all, they are so little! What will they really learn? This practical podcast series will stir up your vision and give you tools that you can apply immediately with the little ones in your ministry.  Part 1 of 3.

Retreat to Advance – Part 4

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

Retreat to Advance – Part 3

Retreat to Advance - Part 3 Retreat to Advance, a day to pray and plan for children’s ministry. This is week 3 in a 4 week series by B.A. Snider.

Time to Plan your VBS!

Time to plan your VBS As you are likely freezing where you are in January, it is time to think warm and plan your VBS for summer. June will be here before we know it, so there's no time like the present to take those first steps! Kids continue to be captivated by the adventure of the world of outer space and space travel. Genesis 1: Space Probe is our opportunity to take that interest deeper. We can help them learn of the One who not only hung the stars and planets but sustains them minute by minute. We [...]

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 – Part 1

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.

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