Illustrating Hymns for Young Hearts

2023-03-24T16:47:02+00:00November 30th, 2022|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Illustrating Hymns for Young Hearts My love of hymns began at a very young age. Both my parents have a great love for hymns and had a large impact on my desire for singing songs of praise that are packed with deep biblical truths. Growing up, I also had the opportunity to attend [...]

Discipline Policy

2023-03-24T16:47:08+00:00July 12th, 2022|Children's Ministry|

Discipline Policy All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2Timothy 3:16 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for [...]

How to Prepare Your Heart for Difficult Conversations with Your Kids

2023-03-24T16:47:34+00:00January 24th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

How to Prepare Your Heart for Difficult Conversations with Your Kids Parenting isn’t easy. Counter-cultural parenting—that’s next level difficult! The world tells us, and our kids, that the way we feel determines our reality. But with this mentality, those struggling with depression would be truly worthless. Those experiencing a breakup would be [...]

Caring About Child Protection

2023-05-24T02:40:12+00:00May 24th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Caring about Child Protection I remember the very first training I attended that focused on the safety and protection of children. Two churches in our city partnered together to create a weekend training that was done really well. It was encouraging to see the elders and leaders from both churches modeling to [...]

Save the Date for Lead Retreat

2023-05-13T14:52:07+00:00May 9th, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Save the Date for LEAD Retreat At CDM, we love connecting people to people and people to resources.  My favorite time to do this is at our annual children’s ministry retreat. One quote that was shared with a children’s ministry team member after this year’s retreat was, “It’s the one place [...]

Honest Grief and Hopeful Joy

2023-04-03T19:12:40+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Blog, Children's Ministry|

Honest Grief and Hopeful Joy It’s been one week since the tragedy at Covenant School in Nashville. The grief is still fresh, and we all feel deeply for each family impacted. Worship felt a little sweeter yesterday, and Holy Week will have special meaning as we remember the six lives taken [...]

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