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So far Bethany Belue has created 74 blog entries.

Reflecting on Summer Ministry

2023-03-24T16:48:03+00:00September 12th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Reflecting on Summer Ministry The transition time between the summer season and an academic season of ministry is often an overlooked opportunity. Sustaining summer ministry requires a good amount of effort, as does being ready for the fresh new season of ministry that comes with the beginning of the school year. These [...]

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus

2023-03-24T16:48:30+00:00February 7th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Hopefully Devoted to Jesus During much of my early adolescence, I was absolutely infatuated with Olivia Newton-John—for her Aussie accent as well as her music. It all began with the movie Grease, and one of her many hit songs from that musical: “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” In my foolish pre-teen mind, this song [...]

Home and Church Resources for Easter

2023-03-24T16:48:52+00:00March 7th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Home and Church Resources for Easter Holidays are one of the best times for us to connect home and church as we partner in the discipleship of children. Easter is coming quickly as evidenced by the amount of candy, baskets, bunnies, and eggs we see in stores! Our families aren’t going to [...]

Why VBS? A summer Discipleship Opportunity

2023-03-24T16:48:58+00:00February 21st, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Why VBS?  A Summer Discipleship Opportunity Lately, as I have been working on some personal health goals, I keep getting asked, “What is your why?” It has been a good question. Slowing down to think about what motivates me to do the hard work on these goals has helped me to identify the most important reasons, and it has helped me stay focused. I’ve been [...]

The 5 P’s of Volunteer Recruitment

2023-03-24T16:49:09+00:00February 14th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

The 5 P's of Volunteer Recruitment Do you feel like recruiting volunteers is a never-ending task? Do you dread the “no’s”? Do you feel like people avoid you because they think you’re going to ask them to serve? These are all too familiar to most Children’s Ministry leaders. Volunteers serving out of [...]

The Importance of Summer Ministry

2023-03-24T16:49:20+00:00March 28th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

The Importance of Summer Ministry If you’ve yet to watch my short 3-minute video on the importance of summer ministry, click here to watch it and get a quick overview of what I’d like to share with you here. First, in the midst of our very busy schedules, why in the world [...]

Starting a Special Needs Ministry

2023-03-24T16:49:27+00:00February 8th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Starting a Special Needs Ministry Many of us feel overwhelmed when it comes to the idea of starting up a special needs ministry. We may think, “I don’t have any training in that area!” In the same breath, we realize that we simply can’t leave any children out, and so, however fearfully, [...]

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