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Training

This is a great time to think about training new leaders for Children & Worship. A trained leader is much more effective in nurturing the faith of little ones. Think outside the box for leaders. I've been leading children for over 20 years and I started in my early forties. Think of grandparents or empty nesters. It's a wonderful way to connect with children in your congregation. Often children feel ignored by adults at church. I'm just the oposite - I tend to ignore the parents because of my connections through children and worship. On Sunday I was having a conversation with one of the...
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Baptism Story

This past Sunday I switched with another leader in our Four's Worship Center. I realized by doing so, I would have to do the baptism story which I had never done before. In my church, La Grave CRC, we use Jerome Berryman's baptism story instead of Sonja Stewart's. As I started to prepare, I noticed that some of the parts of the liturgy didn't fit with our Reformed version so I took out my Psalter Hymnal and looked at our form for baptism. As I looked through it, I made some changes that fit better with the CRC approach as well as including the tradition we have at LaGrave of giving families a...
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Kids Leading Worship

This Sunday the song involved twirling, stomping, jumping, clapping, leaning, and praying—all motions that the kids chose for the song...  

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2010 Training in Grand Rapids, MI

Young Children & Worship Basic Training If you are starting a new Children and Worship center or desire to train additional leaders, this is the workshop for you! For : Pastors, directors of Christian education, Children & Worship leaders, anyone who works with children Trainers: Alice Apol and Briar Plantinga Dates & Times: August 27 and 28, 2010 Place: Neland Ave. Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan More Info: Contact Alice, (616) 949-8869 or apo@iserv.net Download a brochure to register!
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More Children in Sunday Worship?

In many churches some portion of the children’s ministry program happens during the worship service. If that’s your church, what do you do to help them engage in worship and offer their gifts in service?

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Kid's Art as Worship

Last week I met with Liz Tolkamp, the children's pastor at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church. She's always looking for ways to help kids engage in the worship service and be part of the broader church community...

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