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Web Exclusives July August 2012

In each issue of Children's Ministry Magazine we offer exclusive extra content, ideas, and downloadables found only at as a benefit to our readers. Use these Web Exclusives to help you as you minister to children and their families.

1. Download tag art from the article Frog Fundraiser.

2. More ways kids can serve in and out of church --  From the article For The Love of Service (page 34) 

Ways Kids Can Serve in Church

  • Prayer team
  • Ushers
  • Worship team
  • Sound or computer technical support
  • Teach a lesson
  • Welcome team
  • Puppetry
  • Human video
  • Hand out snacks or papers
  • Assist with lessons up front
  • Assist handicapped peers

 Ways Kids Can Serve Outside of Church

  • Obey at home without complaint
  • Visit elderly (in groups of three or more, monitored by parent or leader)
  • Pray for missionaries, pastors, or the sick
  • Perform or minister in community settings
  • Write poetry or short stories to be shared
  • Create original artwork for others
  • Help those in need

3. To help kids with special needs feel a sense of control in your ministry, display your routine visually. Use this schedule or adapt it to fit your needs so you can invite children who struggle with transitions to move the pointer that signals the move from one activity to another. (From the article Helping Kids Through Transitions, page 46) 

4. Download a chart as a grid/checklist to help analyze curriculum. (from The Curriculator, page 71)

5. Download a logo you can use to make Rock Star T-shirts for volunteers from the article The Art of Short-Term Boosts. (page 54, Children's Ministry Magazine)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

6. Determine the reading level of your church's Bible of choice. 

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