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Children's Curriculum for Rotational Workshops
Potters Workshop, www.potters-workships.com 
PowerXpress, available at Cokesbury and Abington Press Bookstores
Cornerstone, www.cstones.com 
Free materials written by churches using rotation model, www.rotation.org 
Animated Bible Stories, www.NESTFamilies.com
Vacation Bible School Clinic
San Antonio Baptist Association sponsors annually a VBS Training Clinic, generally in March or April, to train local VBS Leaders in the skills necessary to lead thriving Vacation Bible School in their church. Contact San Antonio Baptist Association for dates and additional information at 210.525.9954
Children's Ministry Resources
Group's Church Volunteer Central, www.churchvolunteercentral.com , the yearly enrollment fee is well worth the cost of valuable iformation gained in return: Job Descriptions, Training Materials, Recruiting, Materials, Forms, Policy and Procedures, and Background Checks
I'm A Christian Now, www.lifeway.com  curriculum for new believers class
Children's Worship Bulletins, 800.992.2144, www.childrensbulletins.com
5th & 6th Grade Curriculum, Group Grapple, www.group.com
5th & 6th Grade Curriculum, LifeWay, www.lifeway.com
Parent Pagers, www.parentpager.com for computerized check-in system
AccuCut, www.accucut.com for die cuts and more
The Parent Link, www.theparentlink.com for complete ready to print monthly newsletters
Supplies and Special Events Decor, www.orientaltrading.com and www.discountschoolsupply.com
Safe Kids Incorporated, www.churchnursery.com for Sign-in and security labels, wristbands, diaper bag tags and assorted stickers
Early Childhood Manufacturers' Direct, www.ecmdstore.com for furniture and supplies
Motivational and Kudos, www.tagsandchains.com and www.lautom.com for lanyards and pins
Promotional Company, www.4imprint.com, can put your ministyr logo on everything
Stumps Prom & Party Book, www.stumpsprom.com, great place for decorating ideas and supplies, large rolls of colored paper and speciality paper
Kewl Beanz Apparel, www.kewibeanzapparel.com for digital screen printing
Christian Entertainment for Kids, www.forhiskidz.com
Jesus Film Project, www.JesusFilm.com
Discipleship for Parents, Samson Resources DVD workbook, www.praisestore.com
Levels of Bible Skills similar to Levels of Biblical Learning, but discusses Using Bible Skills at different age levels, suggests activities to develop Bible knowledge and skills, gives guidelines for selecting a child's Bible. Available at www.lifeway.com as a free download.
Newsletter - Raising Up Spiritual Champions Newsletter 52 2-page newsletter each based on a key Bible verse, quick do-able ideas to build character and kelp kids connect with God, equips parents as spiritual mentors, CD-ROM makes it easy to print or email, in Spanish or in English.
Sunday School Smart Pages, produced by Gospel Light publishing includes great ideas specific for different grade levels.
Help for teach your kids to pray:
Pray Kids magazine at www.praykids.com 
www.familiesprayusa.org 
www.harvestprayer.org 
www.childrensprayernet.org 
My families Prayer Calendar created by Shirley Dobson available by calling National Day of Prayer Task Force at (800) 444-8828
Website for Kids Ministers www.kidology.org a website for cutting edge technology that meets Kingdom mentality for kids.
Children's Books & Magazines
Book: Reagan, David. Jesus is Coming Again
Book: Bishop, Jennie. Jesus Must Be Really Special
Book: Osborne, Rick & Bowler, Christie. I Want to Know About the Ten Commandments: What They Are and Why They're Important for Me Today
Book: Osborne, Rick & Bowler, Christie. I Want to Know About the Holy Spirit
Book: Osborne, Rick & Bowler, Christie. I Want to Know About Prayer
Book: Barna, George. Raising Spiritual Champions
Magazine, "K" found at www.kidzmatter.com is a breath of fresh air, pumped with loads of ministry ideas for kids.
Children's Ministry Magazine, www.childrensministry.com, for articles, curriculum and resources
Church Ministry Source Book, www.group.com/cmsourcebook, for great resources
Parent Life Magazine, www.lifeway.com 
Book: Tepler, Joyce. Big Book of Volunteer Appreciation Ideas
 
Training Children's Leaders
Children's Pastor Conference, www.incm.org for national training events
Seasonal BGCT Children's Leaders Training, www.bgct.org 
Seasonal SABA Children's Leaders Training, www.sanantoniobaptist.org 
Seasonal LifeWay Children's Leaders Training, www.lifeway.com 
 
Background Checks
It is critically important that each church have policies in place that protect children of the church, and the children volunteers. Safety and Security are paramount in protecting children as well as leaders.
  • Have a two adult person rule in each classroom
  • Always do a background check on each Children's Volunteer
  • Implement a system of security for each child. They do not have to be costly to establish a safe environment.You can use security labels as opposed to computerized systems.
Southern Baptist Convention Background Check Resources, www.sbc.net/localchurches/ministryhelps.asp Excellent resources for churches of all sizes with an assortment of records and links to better equip you to exercise diligent scrutiny when hiring staff or choosing volunteers in an attempt to protect your church from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and other moral failures of those in ministry.
 
Child Guard Systems, 972.238.9990, www.childguardsystems.com, Provides the church with the tools to help protect the precious lives of children in their care.

 

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