Spring and Summer Are Coming. Are You Ready?
As I write this newsletter, snow is falling again in the Chicago area. It is so cold, and all I see out my window is white and grey. With this view, it’s very easy for me to forget colorful spring flowers and the green grass of summer. Will that ever come?
Yes, spring and summer are coming, and not just in nature but also in your children’s ministry! That means lots of planning is happening. Lent is already here and Easter is coming. In my conversation with ministry leaders, they have already begun to plan for vacation Bible school or other summer activities for kids.
This issue of the Children’s Ministry Newsletter includes a variety of resources to use as we look forward to and plan for these activities. Since every state and province has different Covid restrictions, I have included suggestions that can be used in both the home or church context.
I also want to draw your attention to an upcoming training opportunity. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, the Children’s Spirituality Summit and Intergenerate have come together for a combined online conference. Many of us usually cannot afford to go to a conference of this level, but this year, the cost is extremely reasonable: $50 for a three-day online conference (individual registration) or $150 for a team of six. Take some time to explore what this conference has to offer; more details are provided below.
As always, if you have any questions or challenges in your ministry with children, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
— Mimi Larson, Children’s Ministry Catalyzer