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Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedSep 18th, 2012 | No Comments
Or…..rather…..around the Lake! Specifically, the pond at Lakeview Park just to the west of Urbandale Middle School. Once again our kids will have the opportunity to invest their time and energy in World Missions through Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge. PLEASE support their effort with your prayers and finances. Who knows what eternal benefits may result??
Here’s a video intoduction to our special day, October 6th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
HBT Promo 2012
Please let us know if you have ANY questions at all.
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedApr 10th, 2012 | No Comments
….and its TRUE!
If you’ve been around Des Moines First recently you can tell there’s “something in the air.” It’s NOT a flu bug, its growing, contagious excitement over our upcoming SKY Vacation Bible School! You’ll be hearing a LOT about it in the weeks ahead, and one of the most exciting aspects is our common desire to reach out to the spiritual needs of our community. This effort has been conceived in prayer, nurtured through diligent planning, and now brought forth to our whole body. So how will you “catch” the VBS spirit?
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedApr 3rd, 2012 | No Comments
Your invitation to Easter Kids Church
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Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedMar 29th, 2012 | No Comments
Perhaps you are familiar with “The Five Languages of Love” by Gary Chapman? Simply put he defines five ways that people give and receive love.
In no certain order, they are:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Most people identify most strongly with one of these languages. The simplest test is to say “What makes me feel most loved?” or “How do I show love?” That brings up the question; ”What is God’s love language?” So here goes.
Does God show His love with Words of Affirmation? How about...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedJan 5th, 2012 | No Comments
Being a child DOESN’T necessarily qualify you be be a good parent.
Those of us who have ventured into the arena of parenting realize the many trials, traumas, and hopefully triumphs of this time-honored contest. We also realize that help, and advice, and encouragement are vital ingredients to keep us in the fight. With that in mind, our staff is offering a fun-tastic array of parenting stimulus Jan 13 & 14th.
Check our website for the line-up of speakers and topics. We HOPE there is something for everyone, and encourage your participation. Click here for info & online registration.
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedDec 20th, 2011 | No Comments
This is what its all about with out singing, giving, sharing, telling, hugging, and laughing. Just as God gave His Son for our salvation, He intended for us to give of ourselves that others might share the joy.
Here’s a fine example, recorded recently on our very doorstep. Enjoy!
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedNov 30th, 2011 | No Comments
One important goal for our kids is to know all the books of the Bible in order. Using a tool called THE BIBLE MOVES we teach that order PLUS a content related hand motion. “Sequence + Content = A Lifelong tool for Learning” Oh yes, one more important ingredient; FUN! Check it out by clicking the link here
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedNov 17th, 2011 | No Comments
What does the recipe for include?
Begin with about a dozen enthusiastic boys, half a dozen leaders, tents, bedrolls, and enough food for 24 hours.
Take them to a scenic location and set up camp while attempting to keep the boys out of the pond.
Proceed to the Drake observatory to…observe. (what else?) Sing loud and obnoxious songs all the way back to camp, and consume sugary drinks and snack.
Attempt to go to bed.
Morning will be greeted by chilly temps, fog off the water, and a colorful sunrise.
Scrambled eggs in a bag for breakfast, followed by a morning filled with fishing, clam shells,...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Downloadable Forms, UncategorizedSep 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment
I wrote that headline for those individuals who only read headlines and skip the rest of the article. In truth, that’s all there is to say. Our leadership did indeed study the newest version of the NIV before agreeing to renew their copyright with the publisher. Here are their words;
“In general we find that the NIV 2010 is a doctrinally faithful translation of the Bible. In many cases, it improves on the NIV 1984.”
We may have wished for this information sooner but we can be assured the translation remains true to our position paper on Biblical inerrancy. Please read...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedSep 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
Follow this link to get up to speed in support of World Missions through Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge.
It is more blessed to give than to receive!