Didn’t get to make it to this year’s VBS Preview event? Don’t worry, we’ve got your covered. Our team has loaded tons of resources and memories from this year’s event onto a flash drive, including interviews with Jeff Slaughter & Andrew Mann (NAMB Missionary from New York), resources to take your Worship Rally to the next level, great decorating tips and ideas, and much more.
Flash Drives are only $20 each.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Complete Shipping Address
Contact Cell Phone Number
Subject Line of Email- My Order: 2011 VBS Flash Drive
Payment preferred via check made payable to “LifeWay Christian Resources”
ATTN: Andy Dukes
One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234-0182
Let us know if you are unable to pay by check, and we can call you for credit card payment information. Don’t worry about shipping costs, it’s on us!
Paca the Pinata decided to visit the VBS preview this year in Nashville. Paca is normally found hosting the parties at CentriKid Camps in the summer … but this winter Paca decided to show love for VBS. I heard a rumor that Paca was gonna make another appearance on Groundhog Day (I’m so excited!).
You can join in the blog fun by sending in your picture of the worst bulletin board you can find to the Kids Ministry 101 blog for their “worst bulletin board contest”!
We talk about serving people and churches well … it is one of our “pillars.” I wonder what it would be like if we saw every group leader as a famous person? Can you imagine if a movie staf came to camp? I can see it now, staff would stare and begin to try to figure out how to get close to him. Someone would volunteer to carry his bags and he would get a personal tour of the facility.
Interesting to think about.
How will you treat group leaders and kids at camp differently because of this?
We all know that volunteers are one your GREATEST assest in ministry. You want to take good care of them, right? Maybe you’re tired of the cutesy little reminders like “You’re a LIFESAVER!” attached to a pack of lifesavers, or “You’re worth 100 Grand!” with a candy bar they only eat when people like you give it to them. Or, maybe that’s just not you. Maybe you’ve tried EVERYTHING imaginable to keep them happy but you just aren’t getting anywhere…
Check out these TIPS for CREATING and MAINTAINING GREAT RELATIONSHIPS with your KIDS MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS:
“Play nice.” “You two get along.” “This is group work.” “Get ‘so-and-so’ to help you.”
From playground to classroom to working world, we are constantly told to work well with others. How can we successfully do that, resulting in greater vision, pay off, and strength in staff relationships?
Here are some tips from real-live children’s ministers about how to work well on a staff together:
And a few I’ve learned from camp:
GUESS WHAT! We are looking for new tasks for OMC 2011… that’s right, the cards your kids will complete at camp this summer. Post a comment with your BEST idea for a brand new OMC task. We will add the best ones into the mix this summer… you’ll have to come to camp and play to see if yours made it!
One of our favorite “quiet” games at CentriKid is LOOK DOWN, LOOK UP! This is a great game to play with a smaller group. It’s fun when you have just a few minutes, when you’re waiting on something else to start, or when you need to be a little quieter than normal. If you have more than 20 kids, divide your group in half, or into groups of 15-20.
No setup required! (Don’t you love games like that!?!?)
As several kids get “out” of the game, they can start a new circle and play again.
*Be Careful where you look.
*Fix your eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12.2)
*LOOK not only to your own interests… (Phil. 2)
CONFUSED? Post your questions in the comments and we’ll be happy to answer them! Have fun out there!
Check out another favorite CK Game: Relay Mania!
Hey guys! You heard it here first: February Fridays on the CentriKid blog will be full of fun photos. You’ve seen Photo Fridays on the blog before. Our summer edition was a huge hit! You can check it out here. Our office team will kick it off on Friday, February 4. Then, you’ll have a chance to get your photos posted on the blog. Here’s how: Upload your pictures to our CentriKid Facebook page and they may get chosen to be featured right here on our blog! Last time we wanted to see camp photos, but this season is a little different! Special consideration will be taken to photos that fit our Theme of the Week!
On February 11, we will be posting your best Snowy Day pictures. Extra credit will be given to those who catch someone falling in the snow!
On February 18, we will be posting those pictures you captured during Valentine’s Day festivities.
And finally, on February 25, we will be posting your “Where in the World is OMC?” pictures. Bundle up in your OMC apparel and show us where you’ve been this month!
Wherever you go this month, don’t forget your camera! Who knows? You may even receive something fun for getting those memories posted on our blog!