Fishing and Hunting Ministry Weekend for Boys and Men
The Royal Ambassadors and Challengers are hosting a Fisharama and Xtreme Christian Outdoors Weekend at Camp Kaleo on May 16-17, 2014.
The Cost is $30 and includes lodging, breakfast, lunch, and equipment use for 3-D archery.
For more information go to http://ga-ra.org/fishorama/
Get ready to sign up for the Children’s Ministry Networking Event March 27 in Warner Robins.
This is another great opportunity to connect with children’s ministry leaders across the state, share ideas and resources to benefit your ministry, and simply to recharge.
Location: Warner Robins, Central Baptist- 1120 Lake Joy Rd
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $25 if you register by March 24. Then cost rises to $40.
Includes: Conference resources, continental breakfast, catered lunch, giveaways offered throughout the conference
Session Discussion Topics include:
Personal Recharge– Staying spiritually charged in your personal life. Led by Keith Nicholson from Cascade Hills Baptist Church in Columbus
Ministry Recharge– Keeping your ministry fresh and exciting. Led by Jenni Carter, Children’s Ministry Specialist of the Georgia Baptist Convention
Volunteer Recharge– Keeping volunteers focused on ministry objectives. Led by Aaron Holloway, Children’s Minister at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Powder Springs
Family Recharge– Helping parents focus on guiding their children spiritually. Led by Chris Young, Pastor of Children and Families at First Baptist Church in Dublin
Available: Out our networking event we will have opportunities to explore resources from many children’s ministry organizations. Check out new products, kidmin books, and talk with some representatives from these organizations.
Optional Add-on: “Overtime: Post-conference playtime for further relationship building on the town. No notebooks, no preset topics. Just hang-time. Go out for supper with a few of your new friends, and partners in ministry.
Ministry Safe Conferences in Georgia
Current Georgia Baptist Churches are able to attend one of several Ministry Safe conferences throughout Georgia for FREE. These conferences promote sexual abuse awareness and prevention. The goal is to help design safe systems within our churches to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
Come to this conference. And bring your entire staff. It will be helpful for anyone in leadership at your church, as well as anyone working with children to cultivate a safe environment for families. The conference is from 10am-2pm and includes a meal.
Dates and Locations:
Jan 21- Trinity Baptist, Calhoun
Jan 22- Prince Ave Baptist, Bogart
Jan 23- Day Spring Baptist, Augusta
Jan 28- First Baptist, Rincon
Jan 29- First Baptist, Centerville
Jan 30- GBC Conference Center, Norman Park
Register online at gabaptist.org/ministrysafe or call 770.936.5332.
Free Christmas Devotional for Families
With all the marketing and materialism it can be easy to miss out on the true meaning of Christmas.
Dr. Michael Kennedy has provided a daily family devotional, “The Cross and the Manger,” for the first 25 days of December that will instill a true Christmas spirit within each of the members of your family. You can print and distribute for all the families within your children’s ministry.
Four great reasons to use this devotional this year:
1. Biblical. It starts in Genesis and shows you how all of Scripture leads up to Jesus.
2. Family Oriented. It is written with families in mind. Nothing difficult. This makes it easy for almost all of your parents.
3. Brief. We all know December is nuts. It is non-stop and adding another thing seems impossible. This won’t be burdensome. Instead, it will be well worth it.
4. Free. No cost for you to use with your family. No cost for your church families to use either.
What are you waiting for? Download the pdf now. You can set it up to print out in booklet form to make it easy for families too.
Dr. Michael Kennedy, is a pastor with a heart for families. He serves as Senior Pastor at New Vision Fellowship in Dublin, GA. You can follow his blog here.
Lifeway VBS Clinics in Georgia 2014
You don’t want to miss out on the Lifeway VBS Clinics held around the state here in Georgia in March of 2014. It is a great way to get pumped up for Vacation Bible School. You will also find new and incredible ideas that will make your VBS a success for your church family and community.
Sunrise Baptist Church, Lawrenceville
Central Baptist, Warner Robins
Burnt Hickory Baptist, Powder Springs
Unity Baptist, Newnan
Northside Baptist, Tifton
Cost is $15 per person if registered by February 17
Visit the Georgia Baptist VBS Page for more info on this and the Jumpstarts in January