Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedAug 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment
In the midst of our conversation, I’m unsure how to even quote scripture….so here is what we call 2 Timothy 2:15;
“σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι τῷ Θεῷ, ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον, ὀρθοτομοῦντα τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας. “
Clear enough? It’s “Greek to me” and is the bonafide original. Let’s dial that in more closely for those of us who (like me) who are NOT Greek scholars, here presented in chronological order according to publication date.
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedAug 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
It is ALWAYS a good recommendation to read the Bible, of course, but which version? How about the 2011 edition of The NIV (New International Version)? As usual with any new translation there are opinions which get voiced around to and fro. Before long those ideas get repeated and repeated and soon the thoughts become hardened in our minds without our own study or research. How many of us have really studied the translation and made a decision based on reason, and thought, and scholarship?
Here’s a good spot to begin. These are notes from the Committee on Bible Translation that address...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedJun 7th, 2011 | No Comments
Are you? Really?
Here’s a test to see how well you measure up to our kids from True North Kids’ Church.
Bible Doctrine 5th Grade TEST <–Click on the title to download & print your blank test answer form. This form has spaces for you to fill in the answers. It is NOT an open-Bible test.
You are NOT required to show this to anyone unless you want to. I will post a test with the answers in weeks to come. BTW, our out-going 5th graders got a big candy-bar just for completing it. I will offer the same to anyone who brings their completed test in to me.
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Bible Study, Downloadable Forms, UncategorizedMay 25th, 2011 | No Comments
Deuteronomy 6 is the only “Christian Education” program worth doing. “Parents teach your children” all through the day. So here are some “helps” to keep families learning all through the summer. Those who come on Wednesday nights will be doing similar stuff so all our families should be “on the same page…” of the Bible, so to speak.
Resources available include;
AUDIO FILES like this one psalm-23-grizzly-voice to listen while you are “getting up, lying down, and walking on the road.”
VISUAL HELPS like pictures and print material...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedMay 18th, 2011 | No Comments
What IS Scripture Treasury? It’s simply a new twist on an old concept….really old…. Pentateuch old.
Here’s the equation; Child + Scripture + learning technique = Treasure (memorized verse or passage in the child’s heart.)
Throughout the summer we’ll be encouraging all our young families to DO Deuteronomy 6 & teach the scriptures at breakfast time, drive time, and bedtime. We’ll provide the options, each family applies it to put the treasures where they belong.
Stay tuned for more in the near future!!
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedMay 12th, 2011 | No Comments
Check this link out for all your summer camp registration needs!
Please keep in mind you will SAVE MONEY by taking care of this before the deadlines.
Hoping to see YOUR kids at CAMP!
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Downloadable Forms, True North Helper Schedules, UncategorizedApr 27th, 2011 | No Comments
Greetings faithful workers!!
The merry month of May has FIVE sundays this year, which will stretch our ranks a bit thin…. HOWEVER I am confident in my great & awesome helpers who faithfully serve with cheerful hearts.
Check out the details here; http://www.planningcenteronline.com/dashboard/53656
or download the schedule, may-2011 print it & hang it on your fridge.
Be well & enjoy the SPRING!!!
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in Downloadable Forms, UncategorizedApr 20th, 2011 | No Comments
It IS that time of year when the “planners” plan for summer, so here are some important opportunities to consider for your children.
SUMMER CAMPS 2011
EARLY CHILDHOOD “CAMP TURNAROUND”
June 14, 15, 16, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, $20.00 per family, max of 25 kids (registration forms yet to come)
X-TREME SPORTS CAMP
June 20 – 24, 9 am – 12 pm, $35.00 – 45.00 per child, held at Tower Park. Downloadable registration form: x-treme-sports-registration
A.G. KIDS CAMP AT SUNSTREAM
July 11 – 15, Overnight church camp for 3rd – 6th graders, Cost = $150...
Posted by Children's Ministry Team in UncategorizedMar 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment
…when you read the powerful story of young Colton Burpo, who had an out of body visit to Heaven a few years back. The story is beautifully told in a new book by Navpress; “Heaven is for Real.”
It has been a long time since I “binged” by reading a whole book, in one sitting, but this is one I couldn’t put down. The story is written by Colton’s father Todd, and details all the circumstances that led up to, and through the medical difficulties they all had to face. The whole story of his visit to Heaven came out in the months and years following. Each...