Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Children's Ministry Director

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

childrensministry.com: Reaching Kids at Risk

childrensministry.com: Reaching Kids at Risk

Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Childrens Ministry Director

Friday, July 10, 2009

Why do kids ask that?

Some cool books that are full of questions Kids ask like, "will we have hair in heaven" "will we look old in heaven if we die old" "What happens the second after we die". I love books like this to make us THINK and get our minds on the level with the kids we lead. One is THE BATTLEFIELD of the MIND for KIDS (by Joyce Meyer) and another is HEAVEN for KIDS.

The book we are sharing in WORLD CHANGERS is "the FABULOUS REINVENTION of Sunday School" and it is so on target, it should be a mandatory read for anyone really wanting to make an impact with kids in ministry. IT ROCKS!!

Let me know what you think!

Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Childrens Ministry Director

Monday, April 6, 2009

35 Kids saved today!

35 Children asked Christ into their hearts today.

I can barely continue with the emotion that rolls over me as the realization of that sentence sinks in. I watched a look cross their faces as they explained what they Prayed for. I watched eyes twinkle and skin flush and smiles widen. It was amazing.

We take so many extra steps with these precious little people. We Pray hard for God's will to be done. We layer in detail over and over what it means to ask Jesus into their hearts, admit, believe, confess, with no chance of misunderstanding. We prepare them for others to not agree and stand strong. We go over in depth what tools we have prepared to share this with their parents.

As I had the pleasure of explaining to parents what happened today, I watched dreams unfold, eyes tear up, hands reach out, bodies be pulled into hugs, it's hard to describe.

I saw from the stage as they took into their hearts what Jesus went through being nailed to the cross. How His body was broken and His blood was shed. I could see them "feeling it", tasting it, making it their own, understanding, becoming one with Him. Incredible.

I can barely wait for Easter. Next weekend can't come soon enough!

We are so Blessed to be a part of this work. His work....



Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Children's Ministry Director

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wow! This week ROCKED with Staff meeting, then the Easter Rally and finally THE WEEKEND is here! I was all but popping with excitement at the row we FILLED with key people from Children's at the staff meeting. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE VISION: Debora Hernandez, Mark Henry, Annette Sandin, Gina Asada, Tami Ortiz, Dawn Slaick, Leslie, Valerie Mena, (please tell me I didn't forget anyone!) CONGRATS Dawn Slaick for winning the gift card drawing from the IT MATTERS COMMITMENT cards turned in!!

Pastor T shared his list of core leadership skills:
  1. Leadership simulation
  2. Truth Telling
  3. Vision
  4. Execution
  5. Leverage
He expanded and gave samples of each. He prayed, preached and pumped up the crowd to continue running after what God has set us to do 100,000 people, 50 campuses, 150,000,000 yearly to get it done.

We Prayed for 500 Baptisms, 20,000 attending, $500,000k and 1000 saved lives. That really lined up with the Prayers we have been making in childrens for 2500 kids to come Easter weekend, 75/150 Baptisms sharing they put on the GOD JERSEY and busting into 200 volunteers.

Easter story play rehearsals started last night. I-kids is still waiting an approval from Pastor T to move forward and our SHARED FAMILY EXPERIENCE will not only be a LIVE KIDS CONCERT, EASTER STORY PLAY and LIVE WORSHIP.........BUT...................now will also have COMMUNION for those kids who have already been SAVED & BAPTISED!!!! yahooooooo!!

Ok, getting looooooooooooooooooooooong..........SOMEBODY STOP ME!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Never forget, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Children's Ministry Director

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Soooooooooooooo excited for this week!!

Staff meeting tonight to hear personally from our leader Pastor Troy as he shares with us as we head into the last 12 days before Easter. If you are passionate about serving and ALL IN to the vision of FRC, you need to be at these meetings. If you just starting serving and you are just starting to get connected, it's a little soon for you but in a month or two, we won't be able to hold you back! 7:00 pm (6:45 to sign in main lobby) tonight in the main aud.

EASTER RALLY is 2 days away and we need volunteers for check in, the Dive for activities, tech and Discovery cove. We have crafts and egg games and movies, etc.

I ordered 1000 eggs yesterday on top of the 1000 we already had!!! The stage is going to be FILLED with Easter eggs on Easter weekend AND they will all have something in them AND SOME WILL HAVE BIGGGGGGGGGG PRIZES TOO!!!

We have the EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA with live concert, Easter play, worship, etc. and the coolest Easter lesson too AFTER breakfast with the bunnies!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!

We have LIVE bunnies COMING and I heard the EASTER BUNNY himself will be there to visit (hmmmmneed someone for that). We need a PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEO volunteer too.

Cant wait to see who is willing to do what to let these kids share in the EASTER STORY!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Childrens Ministry Director

Monday, March 30, 2009

I KIDS about to launch!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's up you guys!!! So excited (imagine that) to share with you about all the great things God is rockin in FRC Kids. Yesterday we shot the FIRST EVER episode of I-Kids and it ROCKED!!! It's hard not to cry (sniff) over the amazing opportunity this brings us to reach little hearts all over the world! So many kids will have the chance to begin their walk, spend some real cool time with their parents, learn about important stuff like honesty and compassion while laughing and playing games. Sounds like a winner to me! We will stream live via the internet EVERY (yikes) Saturday at 4:00 pm LIVE on the (did I say Live? YES LIVE) on the main FRC site, I think, isn't that funny, I really have no clue, HA! Stay tuned, Once Pastor T approves, loves, mutilates, tweeks (how do you spell that) or scratches the whole idea (ugh), WE WILL BE ON! Can't wait to hear what YOU think about it! First LIVE show scheduled to stream on EASTER SATURDAY at 4:00 pm EST, that is April 11th, yes the very same weekend we are doing a zillion services! Gotta CHANGE THE WORLD, Believing in you...



Blessed to Serve,
Debbie Sands
Childrens Ministry Director