Archive for September, 2007

How many kids can you fit in your office?

Posted on 28. Sep, 2007 by .

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Now my office did just get a total new makeover this summer (thanks to the flooding that came with the spring rain), so I decided to go with the “living room” look as opposed to the “office” look. It’s a small office and when meeting with kids, staff or family, the couch and chairs are much more effective.

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This last Saturday was an interesting night. Two of my 6 volunteers that I was expecting did not show up. We’re already running short (we’ve only been doing Saturday nights for 3 weeks and still developing our permanent volunteer team). I’ve really be struggling to discover what I can do on Saturday nights since it is a smaller and different crowd than what we have on Sundays.… Read the rest

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Making your resume count (Seeking CM Employment Part 2)

Posted on 24. Sep, 2007 by .

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Here’s my second installment of my series on getting a job in Children’s Ministry. As I said before, I just hired an Elementary Director and have just gone through the process of posting the job, reviewing resumes, interviewing, making an offer and all the things in-between. It was about 3 years ago that I went through this process as well, so it this part is still fresh on my mind as well.

In this post I’m going to talk about the resume. For most job applicants, this is what will determine what will stop the process immediately or get you to the next level, which for me was an email or a phone conversation. … Read the rest

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Posting your resume/inquiring of a job (Seeking CM Employment Part 1)

Posted on 21. Sep, 2007 by .

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Welcome to my pet peeves.

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Desperately seek any job availableÂ
I am a Children’s Pastor who absolutely loves kids and those who minister to kids. When I’m looking to fill staff positions, I’m going to look for others that have a passion and calling for kids.… Read the rest

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Looking for a job?

Posted on 21. Sep, 2007 by .

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Sorry if this title was misleading, I’m not hiring… anymore. I actually just filled a vacancy on my staff this last week. Almost 2 months ago I let go of my Elementary Coordinator and I had been looking to fill that full time position. During those 8 weeks, I received over 40 resumes. Interestingly enough, but the person I hired I actually found before I even posted for the position. In the past 18 months I have hired 3 full time people and 4 part time people. In this process I have learned a lot about resume’s, interviews and other job seeking tactics.

This next week I will share my thoughts on this topic. I am sure that I am biased by my own preferences, but I do have a few ideas that others should find helpful.… Read the rest

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My mom made me write this.

Posted on 21. Sep, 2007 by .

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Last Wednesday I had to come down on a few 5th grade boys… totally out of control. I had to talk to the dad of one in particular. Then this Wednesday, this is what I got from him. Yeah, I’m sure mom prompted him to write it, but how does your heart not melt when a kid hand’s you one of these???

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Having fun with signs…

Posted on 20. Sep, 2007 by .

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Since we put these new signs out two weeks ago, I’ve wanted to post pictures here. Then I was thinking I should definitely link this to Matt McKee at Remix of Children’s Ministry as a shout out to Sign Wednesday… or is it Thursday???… Read the rest

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Amazing Video

Posted on 19. Sep, 2007 by .

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I’ve really been out of the blogging scene all summer, so some may have already circulated this video around the blogosphere. I’ve already had 3 different people from my church send me links to it in my email and it’s at the top of the charts at GodTube… so if you’ve been there you’ve probably seen it.… Read the rest

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Did you wish the US Constitution a Happy Birthday?

Posted on 17. Sep, 2007 by .

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In case you forgot, the US Constitution turned 220 today. Unfortunately, most people forgot. The only reason I knew was because my wife and I had a very random discussion a few weeks ago and I looked it up. For all of us fellow Americans, we should remember this day. July 4th was a huge defining moment. That was when we decided to throw off the chains of tyranny and we decided who we no longer wanted to be. However, September 17 too was a defining moment. On this day we as a nation decided who we wanted to be. Yeah, it isn’t perfect… but it’s better than a lot of other places.… Read the rest

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I heart my new web apps (part 2)

Posted on 16. Sep, 2007 by .

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Okay, here is my favorite web app of all time right now. It it literally changing the way I prepare for church and even has some great application for personally use. The program is called Folder Share and it free. I think it used to be called file taxi or something, but Microsoft bought them out and they seem to be running the show (don’t let that scare you off yet, the application is really cool).… Read the rest

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I heart my new web apps (part 1)

Posted on 06. Sep, 2007 by .

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I’ve recently come across two killer apps that I absolutely LOVE. I’ll share the first one with you today and the other one tomorrow. … Read the rest

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