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Advent Conspiracy. LOVE this.
I LOVE this!
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church
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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
ReThinkChurch - Lent Photo-a-day by http://rethinkchurch.org/article/author-sophia-agtarap join me.
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church @Katie Hrubec Hrubec Rhodes. This could be a really interesting discipline for Lent.
Lenten photo-a-day challenge | Rethink Church @Katie Hrubec Rhodes
Art In The Spirit: Lenten photo challenge. @rethinkchurch
#rethinkchurch Lenten photo-a-day challenge
photo-a-day-lent. Idea for OTC. Advent?
Lent RethinkChurch photo a day
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
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18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People
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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! Sunday school
Do after finishing snack. Find most appropriate day to pair with. 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!
great idea- Prayer Bands. Leave a stack on the coffee tables with pens and people can write in prayer concerns from the service and wear them home.
Prayer bands would be a great way to help children remember who to pray for each week. Use carnival entrance bands - fun fx has them. Easy!
Prayer bands : Prayer series idea. Kids wear all week as reminder to pray - use for pray always lesson, i.e. around the clock, with perseverance.
great idea- Prayer Bands for teens in Edge/LifeTeen with names of confirmandi
Prayer Bands - I need to introduce these to youth group!
Sometimes we have to think outside of the box
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Old Ways Won't Open New Doors. - #quote #old #new #change #positive
Old ways won't open new doors! #quote #quote
love love love. Inspirational change quotes
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.
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A Food Truck to Drive Change for Youth Just Out of Prison | Business on GOOD
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.
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Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible: Elizabeth Drescher,Keith Anderson: 9780819227744: Amazon.com: Books
Click 2 Save: A practical, how-to guide for leaders bridging digital social media and parish ministry
"Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible" is a hands-on resource guide for religious leaders who want to enrich and extend their ministries using digital media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and church or personal blogs.
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 Keith Anderson. $11.48. Author: Keith Anderson. 208 pages. 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,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0819227749/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_JVEmsb1GWE078146
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible, by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson (Morehouse, 2012)
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?
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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 is the new wordle. I wanna try this out! Uploading words & pictures and this app combines them for amazing results.
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 - Website where students can upload photos of themselves and fill it with words about themselves and their interests!
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 - turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Students can use it to type an assignment or share interests.
Pre-made tag clouds Tagxedo - Gallery-people and things
2nd Grade with Mrs. Wade: Tagxedo is the new Wordle!
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles
Easter - great poster design idea for communicating a bunch of different service times and dates. nice. Christmas??
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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!
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A Prayer Station | Support La Limonada through prayer. Get your small group to pray. Watch God move!
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.
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....
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...someone else must pick up prayer request that girl puts on board, but could fold so request only is shown on inside
for the youth room - prayer board
Prayer requests- small groups
Small group idea
Youth Room Ideas
This is a journaling tool created for a "Parables" sermon-series.
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Series idea: Parables. Journal design is cool too. Could be used for any 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).
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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!
Candy Chang is an artist who explores making cities more livable and contemplative. This is the side of an abandoned house in New Orleans. She turned it into a giant chalkboard. Before I Die is an interactive public art project. How Inspiring!
This is an pretty cool idea. "Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”, the wall becomes an enlightening way to get to know your neighbors and discover what matters most to the people around you."
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
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: 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
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. Before I Die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence “Before I die I want to _______”
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.
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... "
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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)
Avoid certain brands of canned foods to keep BPA out of your diet.
Buying canned/convenience food is easy, but not good for you
The 10 Canned Foods to Avoid to Protect Yourself from BPA
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."
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@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.
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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
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How Churches Use Social Media #Churches #Social #Media #Infographics
Churches & social media! -- Church And Social Media
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The website for Mark Johnson Guitar Music Web Social Media Blog.
A site for church communicators, storytellers, designers, and video producers
The Creative Pastor: great resource, offers plenty of freebie media for church/ youth ministry.
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#outreach #ministry / The Creative Pastor. GREAT resource for #ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc. LOVE IT. Seen on: http://www.churchmediaspot.com/
The Creative Pastor. GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc. LOVE IT. @lindsay50177 Might be useful??
The Creative Pastor. GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, worship sing along,etc. LOVE IT.
The Creative Pastor. GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc. LOVE IT. a great source for churches looking to change things up a little.
The Creative Pastor - GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc.
GREAT resource for ministries. Artwork, backgrounds, videos, etc.
I'm liking all your youth ministry idea stuff!
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations
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Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations. Good idea for family worship.... interesting
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 This could adapt into a great banner.
Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" prayer station. Very involved, but sounds neat!
"Full details for hosting a "fruits of the spirit" series of prayer stations" Quote
Fruits of the Spirit prayer station (labour intensive!)
"fruits of the spirit" ~ Good idea for family worship.
"Fruits 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!
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Milk jug igloo....amazing. This would be wonderful in a lower grades classroom as a reading corner.
Milk Jug Igloo! suck a great idea!!! would be a cool project for school to install in a reading corner etc :)
milk jug igloo. glue gun? this would be awesome as a reading nook in an elementary classroom
milk jug igloo!!! The kiss would LOVE this! I must save my milk cartons!! :))
a milk jug igloo.. winter reading corner? creativity senses are tinggllinggg
milk jug igloo. If I had little ones, I'd be collecting milk bottles.
Milk jug igloo---so cute for a winter classroom reading area!
children- milk jug igloo. Great for a reading center!
milk jug igloo classroom idea
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Great one! It has a take home! Part of my Advent Thankfulness prayer station... a "twist" on this idea (pun definitely intended)!
Prayer knot... Agape gift idea...make a "knot" and attach this or make up your own.
Worship Response Station Ideas |- PRAYER KNOTS- Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Prayer station- nail each rope to cross or hang each rope over cross
Worship Response Station Ideas by truministry, via Flickr
Tie knots on twine ... Worship Response Station Idea
prayer knots - prayer braids?
Prayer station ideas
Twine prayer idea
Arranging chairs for worship.
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@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 with small number of guests
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones. Cool idea but would have to be a small wedding!
spiral seating arrangement gives everyone a front row seat to the bride walking down the aisle. how super creative!!
Great for small weddings - The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded by their loved ones. Love it!
The bride walks past everyone and the couple is surrounded. Small wedding idea?!
love the circle idea - the bride walks past everyone! my-someday-dream-wedding
This is such a neat idea. Bride walks past everyone.
Future wedding ideas
5 Ways You Can Innovate (Even in an Old Church)
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Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business Tony Vidler, Strictly Business Ltd www.financialadvisercoach.com
7 Ways Innovative Ministries Empower the Church
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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