Church Ideas & Innovation
Holidays Xmas, Things Christmas, Christmas Cheer, Christmas Decorations, Celebrate Christ Mas, Advent Christmas Epiphany, Christmas Ideas, Holidays Christmas, Holiday Christmas
Advent Conspiracy. LOVE this.
I LOVE this!
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church
Church Ideas, Lent Rethinkchurch, Lent Photo, Lent Ideas, Lenten Photos, Ministry Ideas, 40Days Lentphotoaday, Challenge Rethinkchurch
Lenten photo-a-day 2013: words + phrases that prompt each day throughout Lent. For more information: http://rethinkchurch.org/article/lenten-photo-day-challenge #rethinkchurch #40days #lentphotoaday
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Begins next week, on Ash Wednesday. Tag your photos on instagram with @rethinkchurch or on twitter with
my guide for a Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church. i am going to search for and make pins for each of these
This could be a great introspective challenge for Lent this year! Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church
Lenten photo-a-day 2013: words + phrases that prompt each day throughout Lent.
photo-a-day-lent. Idea for OTC. Advent?
Lent RethinkChurch photo a day
Lenten photo challenge. @rethinkchurch
Some of you may be familiar with Lent. Some of you may not. I could go into great detail about Lent and what it is and why people remember it, and why they give things up, but I'm not going to for two reasons: a) I don't know all the fine details myself, and b) it would take too long and no one wants to read forever. Basically, in the shortest way possible, Lent is the 40 days, not including Sundays, leading up to Easter. Traditionally, it's a time for prayer, for fasting, for preparing yourself for Easter. Now-a-days though, yes some people do fast for 40 days (ha! I could never do that), but mostly they just give something up (things like chocolate, social media, TV, using a cell phone etc). Sort of like the 40 hour Famine that World Vision does every year, but for 40 days. Some people take something up, rather than giving something up. For example, read the Bible every day, only listen to Christian music for 40 days etc. I know a lot of people who give something up, and I'm no exception. I used to give up chocolate for 40 days (it's hard people!), but the last few years I've given up junky food. So, 'junky' food to me is basically anything sugary, or food that I don't actually need. Things in my list include chocolate, cake, chips (or crisps, as they are called here), fizzy drink, lollies (sweets, candy) etc. The first week is the hard part. The first day I always forget that Lent has started and end up eating something I've decided I shouldn't. Oops. But after the first week, you sort of get used to it, so it's not as bad. I decided this year though, as well as giving up junky food, I am going to take up something. I have a couple of books that I haven't read yet about a couple of different topics - one is about being a Christian and being 'weird'; one is about the Holy Spirit, and one is about being a female worship leader, which I'm really looking forward to reading! - so as part of Lent, I'm going to make sure I read a little from one of these books every day. Not every book every day, but I'll start one and if I get through it in the 40 days (I will...you know me), I'll start the next one. So there's that. The other thing that I'm going to try and do this Lent, although I'm not sure how well this one will go, so I'm not going to be as strict with myself as the other two, is this Lent Photo-a-Day challenge that the United Methodist church has created. It's a bit different to the usual photo challenges I've seen around, but I think it will be really good to try and do. I'm going to try to do every day, but it may end up being every 2nd day. We'll see. So I'm going to posting the photo that I take, and maybe a little something each day during Lent, as well as my usual posts. So never fear! My 'normal' posts will still be happening! I love them too much to not do them. How about you? Giving up something? Taking up something? I would love to know!
18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People
A lenten liturgy in New York City
Church Ideas, Church Stuff, Clergy Stuff, Ministry, Church Lent, York, Faith Stuff, Worship
18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People
Sunday School, Church Ideas, Youth Group, Youth Ministry, Children S Ministry, Prayer Bands, Ministry Ideas, Prayer Station
Prayer bands would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use strips of construction paper and close with a sticker. Easy! Sunday school
Prayer series idea. Kids wear all week as reminder to play - use for pray always lesson, i.e. around the clock, with perseverance. Also a Women's Ministry idea. They used event wristbands. Also could put the name of your prayer partner.
Prayer bands would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use strips of construction paper and close with a sticker. Easy! Would be great to use event bands, they wouldn't fall apart taking jackets off, washing hands, etc.
Prayer bands (strips of construction paper and close with a sticker) could be used for a youth night or a retreat as a "take home" or challenge.
Prayer bands would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use Velcro dots to hold them together so they can keep them a lot longer than construction paper & a sticker.
Prayer bands remember who to pray for each week. Use strips of construction paper and close with a sticker. Easy!
Prayer Bands - I need to introduce these to youth group!
Prayer bands- love this idea!
Sometimes we have to think outside of the box
Inspirational Quote, Food For Thought, Empowerment Quotes, Quotes About Arguing, Encouragement Quotes, Doors Quotes, Truths About Life, Arguing Quotes
#Inspirational #Quotes #Inspiration #Motivation #Inspire #Faith #Grace #meditation #yoga #spirituality www.yourzealforlife.com @YourZeal4Life
Old ways and new doors motivation, inspiration, change #fastsimplefit Like Us on: www.facebook.com/FastSimpleFitness
Old Ways Won't Open New Doors. - #quote #old #new #change #positive
love love love. Inspirational change quotes
old ways won't open new doors #quote #life
food for thought
In 2012, Jordyn Lexton thought of a new way to support her students, who were just released from prison: a food truck that hires recently released inmates ages 16-25. Read here for how the food truck she founded is changing lives and opening opportunities.
Trucks, Student, Food Network/Trisha, Prison Business, Food Truck, Youth, Lexton Thought
A Food Truck to Drive Change for Youth Just Out of Prison | Business on GOOD
One day, in her English class at East River Academy, a school for incarcerated youth on Riker's Island, Jordyn Lexton had her students reRegardless of what I was doing inside the facility, it wasn’t enough,'' she says. ''I wanted to literally stop sell
This food truck is driving change for youth just out of prison
Check out "Click 2 Save" and learn about the idea of digital #ministry.
Bible Elizabeth, Digital Ministry, Books Worth Reading, Communication Social Media, Elizabeth Drescher, Digital Media, Drescher Keith, Digital Social
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible: Elizabeth Drescher,Keith Anderson: 9780819227744: Amazon.com: Books
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Keith Anderson. $11.48. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012). 208 pages. Author: Keith Anderson
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher. $12.36. 208 pages. Author: Elizabeth Drescher. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012)
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher. $12.36. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012). Author: Elizabeth Drescher. 208 pages
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible, by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson (Morehouse, 2012) [Not read yet, but looking forward to it]
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible, by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson (Morehouse, 2012)
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Keith Anderson. $11.48. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailb/dpaiu/Ba0i0u8g1aTx1cObFkWi.html. Author: Keith Anderson. Publisher: Morehouse Publishing (May 1, 2012). 208 pages. Social media provides an opportunity for congregations and religious organizations to open the doors and windows to their common life before people ever encounter them in person. In this digitally-integrated world, it...
Finally: a practical, how-to-guide for leaders bridging digital social media and parish ministry Co-written by an Episcopal scholar of digital media and spirituality and a Gen-X Lutheran pastor, both popular among Facebook, Twitter and blog followers...
Though doing so makes me a bit bashful as I’m featured in it, I would like to review Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher and Keith Anderson (both Twitter and Facebook friends whom I’ve never met in real life. Yet.) In short: it’s a darn good book. Unless you have a …
TAGXEDO: interesting site that appears to be in the building stage. Like a "Wordle" but takes the words you gather and puts them into a specific shape like an animal, famous person, yourself?
Upload Photo, Word Picture, Clouds Tagxedo, Tagxedo Website, Cool Websites, 2Nd Grade, Word Clouds
Cool website where students can upload their own photos and add words that describe them! Or you can use the already uploaded photos of famous people, animals, plants, etcetera to introduce concepts and units.
Tagxedo - Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests!
AWESOME WEBSITE!!! Just upload an image and then fill it with words pertaining to the image. This could be a great get-to-know-you activity for the beginning of the school year, character traits for novel studies, biographies, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Tagxedo - A great site for generating word clouds in shapes! I thought maybe my kids could do this for a sort of "report" and an art project at the same time on people or things we are learning about.
Tagxedo - Gallery Create word clouds based on uploaded images. Your own photo filled with your words/poets, artists, politicians filled with theirs...
martin luther king activities, abe lincoln activities, dolch word activities, adjective activities, mothers day cards, motehrs day ideas, mothers day activities, great sites for teachers, great sites for kids, word pictures, kindergarten graduation ideas, kindergarten graduation activities, kindergarten graduation certificate, writing ideas for early elementary, writing prompts for May, poem ideas for May, poem ideas for early elementary, computer centers for early elementary, making word pictures, CVC word activities, CVC word anchor charts, Dolch word anchor charts, Dolch word lists, butterfly anchor chart, butterfly word pictures, life cycle of a butterfly word picture, butterfly anchor chart, butterfly vocabulary activity,
Pre-made tag clouds Tagxedo - Gallery-people and things
2nd Grade with Mrs. Wade: Tagxedo is the new Wordle!
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud
Easter - great poster design idea for communicating a bunch of different service times and dates. nice. Christmas??
Easter Dates, Easter Graphics Church, Easter Bulletin, Easter Graphic Design Church, Easter Church Graphics, Easter Design, Easter Boards Bulletin
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter (Series Art) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Easter ~ Palm Sunday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday
Important Easter Dates - 2013
Great for a youth room at church!
Prayer Wall, Bulletin Board, Prayer Request, Youth Room, Small Group, Children, Group Idea, Prayer Board
Great idea for a prayer board! Encourages children to participate in asking for and receiving prayer requests each week. Have children post anonymous requests to the board, then chose someone else's request to pray over.
great idea for family bulletin board: "pin your prayer requests here." place board at height for all ages so young ones know their requests are as important as adults'
Cute idea for pinning up prayer requests... part of teaching kids how to pray. Can also use it for the adults!
Youth Room great idea for family bulletin board: "Pin your prayers here." Make reachable for small kids, so no matter how small they feel that their concerns are important enough for you to pray for. Encourages communication between family members....
Cute "prayer" request board. Would also be cute for pictures or reminder notes. Maybe a small version as the centerpiece for each table?
for the youth room - prayer board
YOUTH ROOM PRAYER WALL
small group room idea
Small group idea
This is a journaling tool created for a "Parables" sermon-series.
Sermon Series Graphic, Church Art, Church Design, Church Goers, Photos Thevailchurch, Book Design, Church Colors, Church Graphics Sermon Series
This is a journaling tool created for our "Parables" sermon-series during the summer of 2011. Goal: Create a tool for people to journal through the Parables as we studied them together on Sunday. Audience: ~400 church goers (youth to 70+) Direction: Create a journaling tool for congregants. Project: Parables - The Greatest Stories Ever Told Other important info: This tool is for a 9 week series. Each Sunday we are discussing a different parable. Each week has it's own imagery and all 9 images are included on the cover (and can be seen in greater detail at www.flickr.com/photos/thevailchurch. We wanted to keep each week's imagery simple and tie it all together with the idea of engaging in the stories of Jesus. Thus, a journal was proposed. One idea was to make a variety of journals using only one-week's artwork (4 or 5 different journals with different artwork). However, that was cost prohibitive, so we decided to feature all 9 weeks in the final artwork.
What an awesome and inspiring thing to do either as a small community project (like in a neighborhood, apartment complex, dorm, etc.) or as one just for personal use at home. Before I Die...(fill in the blanks w/ anything).
Bucket List, Abandoned Building, Street Art, Artist Candy, Chalkboard, Art Installation, Abandoned House
Before I Die: a public art installment by Candy Chang. She painted the side of an abandoned house with chalkboard paint and let the public fill it in with their bucket lists.. It's in NOLA
Before I Die: a public art installment by Candy Chang. She painted the side of an abandoned house with chalkboard paint and let the public fill it in with their bucket lists... There's one in Brooklyn and one in NOLA. at the corner of Adams Street and the Fulton Street Mall, across from Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from old and new friends, Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them.
"Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and remember what is important to them." Gonna go write on that wall!
This is AMAZING. With the help of her community, an artist named Candy Chang turned the side of this abandoned house in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard for residents to share what's important to them! "Before I Die transformed a neglected space into a constructive one to help improve our neighbourhood and our personal well-being." said Candy.
A chalkboard wall created by artist Candy Chang on the side of an abandoned building for the town to share their hopes and dreams. I wish Candy Chang would come to my town!
With help from old and new friends, Candy Chang turned the side of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood into a giant chalkboard where residents can write on the wall and share what is important to them. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that transforms neglected spaces into constructive places where we can discover the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. Share your dreams, too...
chalkboard installation on abandoned building. Artist Candy Chang.
I spotted Before I Die, an awesome street art/installation project done by Candy Chang in New Orleans over on Honestly WTF. It made my heart sing. Nothing gets me more pumped than street art that is positively interactive. Take a...
"God is Hungry" - An important blog post from 2012 FTE Fellow Jennifer Bailey. "The face of hunger in America is changing... "
Convenience Food, Health Fitness, Health Tips, Canned Foods, Healthy Food, Health Foods, Healthy Living, Baby Bottle
The Atlantic: Serving Convenience Foods for Dinner Doesn't Save Time; but it does seem to undermine the invaluable family meal.
6 Ways to Kick BPA Out of Your #better health solutions #health tips #health food #health care| http://livehealthyguide.blogspot.com
BPA, used in many canned food cans to prevent rusting, can be harmful. There are some easy ways to avoid BPA.
6 Ways to Kick BPA Out of Your #health tips #organic health| http://livehealthyguide.blogspot.com
Last week the FDA disappointed health advocates once again by allowing Bisphenol A or BPA, a known endocrine disruptor, to remain approved as a chemical additive in food containers such as plastic bottles and metal cans. In the 4 years since the filing of a legal petition asking for a ban (a court order was needed to force FDA respond) there is increasing evidence of harm to humans, especially to young children (think baby bottles, formula containers). OUTRAGEOUS!!! (published April 5, 2012)
Convenience foods don't save that much time, but they do discourage social eating.
Serving Convenience Foods for Dinner Doesn't Save Time - The Atlantic
Avoid certain brands of canned foods to keep BPA out of your diet.
7 ways to avoid canned food
"...remember that the role of a prophet is to, when necessary, provide faithful interruptions or disturbances to the fragile balance of our complex (and often incomplete) frameworks."
Church Ideas, Fellow Rev, Fte Fellows, Faithful Interruptions, Deshazier Remember, Fellows Alumni, Fteleaders Fellow
@fteleaders Fellow Rev. Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier: "...remember that the role of a prophet is to, when necessary, provide faithful interruptions or disturbances to the fragile balance of our complex (and often incomplete) frameworks."
Infographic showing how the Church is using social media.
Media Infographics, Website, Church Social Media, Media Church, Social Media Infographic, Churches Social, Church Marketing, Socialmedia Infographic, Church Communications
How Churches Use Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] http://mashable.com/2012/07/31/churches-social-media/ … via @EDNTweets @Mashable #Episcopal
Church and Social Media #infographic #SocialMedia #Church www.facebook.com/raysorsedgemarketing - popculturez.com
How Do Churches Use Social Media? #infographic #socialmedia #infographic #infographics
Church_and_Social_Media-Post - Church Marketing and Advertising Info Graphic
How Churches Use Social Media #Churches #Social #Media #Infographics
Seems apt to share on a Sunday: Church and Social Media Infographic.
Churches and Social Media Infographic - popculturez.com
A site for church communicators, storytellers, designers, and video producers
I was interviewed by the Associated Baptist Press News website last week about social media and the church. One of my biggest recommendations was for churc
The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry.
Church Ideas, Church Design, Church Resource, Youth Pastor, Stage Design, Youth Ministry Idea, Church Media Ideas, Ministry Ideas
I'm liking all your youth ministry idea stuff!
The Creative Pastor - church resources
Stage design ideas
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations
Fruits Of The Holy Spirit, Fruit Bowls, Carve Fruits, Worship Station, Family Worship Ideas, Prayer Ideas, Confirmation Ideas, Ministry Ideas, Prayer Station
Fruit Bowl of the Spirit; Catholics believe there are 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit so we'd have to add some more fruit, but this is clever.
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations. Good idea for family worship.
Sermon, spiritual practice or RE class - Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations
A worship station that involves eating fruit and connects with John 15, Galatians 5. Also works nicely for Thanksgiving worship.
fruit bowl of the spirit/tasting fruit. Could something from this be adapted?
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations.
Carve fruits of the spirit into faux fruits for decoration
Fruit Bowl of the Spirit (worship station)
Fruit of the Spirit prayer stations.
milk jug igloo. Would use it for outside decoration, personally. Would stay put in wind if you filled the bottom ones with water. You could spray paint it white or leaves caps off jugs and insert white Christmas lights. Would make fun place to play in winter for kids and a nice Xmas lit up decoration
Build an Igloo Out of Milk Jugs
I can adapt this for church? Right? Build an Igloo Out of Milk Jugs!
Classroom Idea, Milk Jug Igloo, Reading Area, Reading Corner, Milk Cartons, Milk Jugs, Milk Bottle, Reading Center
milk jug igloo - OMG - can you imagine how fun it would be to build this??? Not sure I want to commit to saving and storing that many milk cartons, tho...
milk jug igloo!! How cool is this? If I have a classroom big enough, this will be a reading area (Maybe add one milk jug for each day of good behavior to have the students earn it)
milk jug igloo, should do this!!! my son would love it, time to start saving the milk cartons
a milk jug igloo.. winter reading corner? creativity senses are tinggllinggg
Milk Jug Igloo! Wow, talk about a classroom project and reading nook!! :)
milk jug igloo. If I had little ones, I'd be collecting milk bottles.
Milk jug igloo for the reading center. This is amazing.
milk jug igloo-Cool Reading Area
milk jug igloo classroom idea
Worship Response Station Ideas | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Knots Prayer, Prayer Walk Idea, Prayer Station Idea, Prayer Ideas, Prayer Knots, Tie Knots, Creative Prayer, Youth Prayer Station, Ideas Prayer
Worship Response Station Ideas |- PRAYER KNOTS- Flickr - Photo Sharing!
prayer knots - praying through your life's journey with God
Tie knots on twine ... Worship Response Station Idea
Worship Response Station Ideas | Prayer knots
prayer knots could be an interesting activity
prayer knots - prayer braids?
Prayer station ideas
Twine prayer idea
|- PRAYER KNOTS
Arranging chairs for worship.
Outdoor Wedding, Neat Idea, Small Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Bride Walks, Dream Wedding, Beach Wedding, Future Wedding
@Mandy Platz ~ this is a cute seating arrangement for a small outdoor wedding. Everybody gets to see the bride walk by.
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones - if I do an outdoor beach wedding
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones - what a unique set up! -Regina's future wedding!!!
spiral seating arrangement gives everyone a front row seat to the bride walking down the aisle. how super creative!!
Great seating arrangement for a small wedding. The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones.
The bride walks past everyone. I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! Would be so cute for an outdoor wedding.
The bride walks past everyone. Neat idea but Im not sure how well it would work..
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded. Small wedding idea?!
love the circle idea - the bride walks past everyone! my-dream-wedding
5 Ways You Can Innovate (Even in an Old Church)
Church Ideas, Church Nerd, Financialadvisercoach, School Ideas, Ministry Ideas, Church Articles, Old Churches
Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business Tony Vidler, Strictly Business Ltd www.financialadvisercoach.com
Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business.
7 Ways Innovative Ministries Empower the Church
Opinion Text, Faith, Held Belief, Ministry Inspirations, Sentence, The O'Jays, Text Example
Conviction; Google Definition is "a firmly held belief or opinion". Text Example: "He grabbed her and shook her, but he could not shake the conviction off her face." (Paragraph 33) My Sentence is: Most people hold a high conviction of their beliefs.
Wedding arch...made of books. I guess this couple got married under KNOWLEDGE. Pretty cool. H/T @thinkgeek