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CentriKid was online this week

We had a great turnout this week for the online worship experience. And there were lots of great pictures on the web too…

Jeremy Echols

JE leads the camp team, finds new camp locations, plans training, and lots of other projects. He loves spending family time with his wife Emily and their daughter Madison.

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CentriKid LIVE

We had nearly a thousand to tune in last night for CentriKid LIVE from all over the country and around the world. Thanks to those of you who tuned in! If you couldn’t make it last night, we’ll be streaming LIVE again tonight at 7:30pm EST. Please join us for worship, and see for yourself what CentriKid Camp is all about.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)

BROADCAST FROM: LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

WORSHIP LEADER: Jeff Slaughter

TUNE IN: CentriKid LIVE

We kicked off our day with “I Can’t Wait” this morning.

Following I Can’t Wait, we carried on with camp as usual—including the infamous OMC (organized mass chaos). It really was organized, I promise!!

We’re gearing up for the second and final night of CentriKid LIVE where we hope to have many of you join us again for worship! Feel free to enter our chat room and talk with us. We’d love to have you, and invite your friends and family to come along. We’ll have a powerful night of worship lead by Jeff Slaughter followed by an impactful message geared towards 3rd-6th graders. That means there will be depth of teaching along with fun and high energy. So tune in with us!

You’ll see several interviews and camp activities before the LIVE event that’ll give insight to CentriKid Camps.

And don’t forget, the 2012 CentriKid Camp theme will be revealed! You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with others tuning in. If you’ve already experienced CentriKid Camps before, please share your thoughts in the comments and tell your friends and family aboutCentriKid LIVE. We look forward to connecting!

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

Responsible Evangelism with Kids 6

This video series was originally seen on LifeWay’s Kids Ministry 101 blog…  Bill Emeott and Klista Storts are Childhood Ministry Specialists at LifeWay who equip and train children’s ministry leaders nationwide.

This is the sixth episode in the series on Responsible Evangelism with Kids.

Jeremy Echols

JE leads the camp team, finds new camp locations, plans training, and lots of other projects. He loves spending family time with his wife Emily and their daughter Madison.

Jul

27

2011

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The Countdown is on…

The countdown is on! CentriKid LIVE is tonight, and we invite you to join and experience worship with us. Grab your computer, and invite your friends and family to come along! Get your Wednesday night group at church to tune in live! Whether you join alone or with a group, you can experience worship and hear a dynamic message with 3rd-6th graders!

DATES/TIMES: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. (EST)

Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)

BROADCAST FROM: LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

WORSHIP LEADER: Jeff Slaughter

TUNE IN: CentriKid LIVE

Before the LIVE event, you’ll see several interviews that’ll give insight to CentriKid Camps.

The CentriKid Camps theme will also be revealed!

You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with others tuning in from all over. If you’ve already experienced CentriKid Camps before, please share your thoughts in the comments and tell your friends and family aboutCentriKid LIVE.

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

Jul

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Busy VS Full

This little comparison chart came in a newsletter from a dear friend who works with Athletes in Action.  I’m guilty of being busy a lot, but this reminder challenges me to take a new perspective.

Jeremy Echols

JE leads the camp team, finds new camp locations, plans training, and lots of other projects. He loves spending family time with his wife Emily and their daughter Madison.

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Curious about CentriKid Worship?

Curious to know what CentriKid Camps  is like? Wanna experience CentriKid Camps this week without taking a road trip? This is your chance, and all you need is your computer! Join us on July 27 and 28 for CentriKid LIVE. You’ll get to worship along with hundreds of 3rd-6th graders and hear an impactful message! You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with others tuning in from all over the country. If you’ve already experienced CentriKid Camps before, please share your thoughts in the comments and tell your friends and family about CentriKid LIVE.

DATES/TIMES: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. (EST)

Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)

BROADCAST FROM: LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

WORSHIP LEADER: Jeff Slaughter

TUNE IN: CentriKid LIVE

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

Jul

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2011

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5 Things You Cannot Say to those You Lead

“Actions speak louder than words, and are more to be regarded.” A.M. Davis 

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Preach the gospel at all times.  Use words if necessary.” St. Francis of Assisi

Here are 5 things you CANNOT JUST SAY, but must also LIVE OUT.

  1. “Work Hard.”  Everyone desires excellence in their workplace or ministry, and many talk about it….but who is willing to put in the time and energy that “excellence” requires?  Doing a task right, seeing a job through to completion, and the willingness to use a little elbow grease are components of work ethic we want in our CentriKid staff so we modelthat by bringing in some of our camp leaders to serve behind-the-scenes at events. 
  2. “Family is Important.”  Too many of us are guilty of sacrificing quality time with family for the things that have to get done for work.  Healthy boundaries must be set to protect our families from falling off the radar.  Those of us in ministry are often the best at encouraging folks to have a healthy family, but sometimes the worst at actually doing it. Advice is much more powerful when it is backed up by the lifestyle of the advice-giver.
  3. “Treat Others with Respect.” Nobody relies more on volunteers than the children’s minister, yet working with kids doesn’t always feel very rewarding or appreciated.  By treating those you serve with in a kind manner, it shows them respect and value that can far exceed rewarding them with a certificate or being acknowledged by standing up in “big church,” and respect can become a contagious characteristic of your children’s ministry.
  4. “Put Christ First.”  Ok, reality check: Is prayer a vital part of your day-to-day work or merely “punctuation” that marks the beginning and ending of your church events and meetings?  We cannot influence ministry partners or lead children to go to a place that we are not actively pursuing in our own walk with Christ.  Making Christ-centered conversations a part of everyday life is something that doesn’t always come naturally to us, but it is a way to actively model putting Christ first…rather than just talking about it.
  5. “Live with Integrity.”  My granddaddy used to say, “the proof is in the pudding.”  I don’t really know the origin of that phrase, but I’ve always known what he meant.  Talk is cheap when it comes to integrity.  It is a character trait that doesn’t come to you just because of a job title, church position, or religious place of employment.  Integrity is a characteristic that comes with the discipline of living a life that honors the Lord.

Each of these are things you can talk about with people you lead or your partners in ministry, but they’ll never hear it until you model it for themPlease comment to share with us if this rings your bell and what you model in your day-to-day life?

 

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

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2011

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CentriKid LIVE-What really goes on at camp

Have you wondered what CentriKid Camps are like but have never had the opportunity to see for yourself?  We have the perfect LIVE event for you! On July 27 and 28, experience CentriKid LIVE with us. You can join us from home, your favorite coffee shop, or anywhere that has wi-fi! 

DATES/TIMES: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. (EST)

                          Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (EST)

BROADCAST FROM: LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

WORSHIP LEADER: Jeff Slaughter

See how we’re gearing up for the big event now:

CK LIVE PROMO VIDEO from CentriKid Camps on Vimeo.

 

You’ll have the opportunity to worship with us, hear an inspiring message, and chat with others.  If you’ve already experienced CentriKid Camps with your 3rd–6th graders, we invite you to share your thoughts in the comments and tell others aboutCentriKid LIVE.

Now get comfortable, and join us LIVE on July 27 and 28! 

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

Jul

22

2011

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CentriKid this week!

I love the pictures of kids, staff, and adults having a great time at camp. We even have a CentriKid mascot candidate, Bell, sporting the orange buff!

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

Responsible Evangelism with Kids 5

This video series was originally seen on LifeWay’s Kids Ministry 101 blog…  Bill Emeott and Klista Storts are Childhood Ministry Specialists at LifeWay who equip and train children’s ministry leaders nationwide.

This is the fifth episode in the series on Responsible Evangelism with Kids.

Jeremy Echols

JE leads the camp team, finds new camp locations, plans training, and lots of other projects. He loves spending family time with his wife Emily and their daughter Madison.