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Ideas for Involving Children in Groundbreaking?

After a year or more in the planning stage, our church finally has the go-ahead to demolish our building and build a new church. Do you have any suggestions for how to involve our kids in this service? 

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Which Curriculum Would You Recommend?

It's curriculum selection season--which materials have you found especially helpful for sharing God's word with kids, teens, or adults?
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Kick-off Sunday!

When does your Sunday school program begin, and what are you doing to kick it off?
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Autism and Children's Ministry - Free Webinar

On Wednesday October 3 at 12:00 EDT Nella Uitvlugt of Friendship Ministries will be presenting a webinar on the topic of "Autism and Children's Ministry." This webinar will give you the tools you need for understanding the basics of ASD, to employing strategies for including individuals with ASD, to managing difficult behaviors. You’ll learn how to form an action plan and get started. You can register for this free, one-hour webinar, view the recording or see the entire list of upcoming events at: crcna.org/webinars .
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Children's offering causes/projects

As a new Sunday School coordinator, I'd like to find a project or cause that the kids could learn about and contribute to throughout the year. (In the past few years, they've already done Free a Family, Water for Life, and AIDS from http://www.crwrc.org/pages/crwrc_childrensresources.cfm so I'd like to try something new). Does anybody know of any others, perhaps with even a more local (Canadian) focus? Thanks for your help!
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How Do You Get Refreshed For Next Year?

Next week I will be attending a colloquium for grant recipients at Calvin College. During this time I hope to get new ideas, spend time in worship, and talk with Christians from many churches and denominations. This time reminds me that God's work happens in many different ways in many different places. It centers me. I am no longer just part of 14th Street CRC but part of a much larger church. I try to find a conference or two each year to help me take a step back from the weekly pressures of ministry and gain perspective on what I am trying to do. What do you do over the summer months to...
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Sibling Squabbles

I have a pair of 9 and 10 year old girls in my group who get on each others nerves quite easily. I'd love some ideas for keeping siblings on track during Sunday school!
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Library and Sunday School

Does anyone from the Sunday School Ministry contact the Library Ministry for resources? Or does your Sunday School "advertize" that the Library exists or has materials for kid? As a Church Library Ministry leader I want to get the kids and youth into the library to pick out some of the great resources we have available. How can the library get information out to our sunday school kids? Any ideas or suggestions would help?
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How many teachers do you have per age-group?

I try to recruit two teachers per level with one alternate so that the teachers can decide if they'll teach together each week, take turns, or have every third week off when the alternate teacher comes in. I think flexibility is important for leaders, but consistancy is also important for the kids. What has worked for your team?
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Help Choosing Curriculum

Many people are looking for curriculum this time of year. What are you using? What do you appreciate about it?
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Sunday School

Hi I am trying to see what other churches are doing during “Sunday School” time for 6th thru 12th graders. We are trying to change it up at our church. If you would be willing to email me what you call it, curriculum, if it is working and any other details that would be helpful. Thanks soo much!! Sherri Kragt East Saugatuck CRC sherri@espoint.org
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How long is your Sunday school season?

I'm curious about what other churches do for summer programming. This is the first year we are having Sunday school all through the summer. We have trios of teachers who take turns leading, but it still seems like a summer break would be nice. I don’t want to burn them out! So what has worked for your church? If you go year-round, do you ever set aside the lesson plans and do something different during Sunday school? Maybe a service project or another special activity? Please post your ideas. Thanks!
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Rules, Rules, Rules . . .

What rules or expectations do you have for your class/group? How are the expectations created and communicated? What do you do to enforce them? Are they shared across grade levels, or specific to your class?
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Faith Stories Workshop

My name is Holly and I am the education director at South Grandville CRC. I am looking to put a faith stories workshop together to help people of our congregation write out their faith stories and share them with the children of our Sunday School. Does any one out there have ideas on how to do this?
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What curriculum are you using?

What do you love about it? What would you like to change?
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VBS/Summer Ministry

What are you planning for summer 2010? My team just met briefly and talked about summer ministry. We hope to have intergenerational events, but we're not sure yet whether to schedule a series for 4 or 5 weeks, once per week, or a weeklong VBS style ministry. What has worked best for your church?
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Suggestions for the Sunday School Network?

What questions, topics, or ideas do you have for this Nework page? What would be most helpful for you?
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Children's Bibles

What is you favorite children's storybook Bible to use with kids?
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