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By Design Team 22 Sep, 2016
Over the years we've seen an increase in church attendance because of Fall Festivals. Families are looking for a safe place to take their kids as an alternative to Halloween activities, and your church can be that place. Whether it's a "trunk or treat," carnival, worship concert or family night, consider what your church can be doing to reach your community this fall.

The first step to plan your church's fall festival is to choose a theme. We recommend using an easy Fall Fest starter kit from Group Publishing. This year there are two great options to choose from.
By Design Team 22 Sep, 2016

Years of being involved in children's ministry mean I've survived my share of crafts involving glitter, paint and glue. However, the time and effort required for cleaning up after messy crafts means less time interacting with the kids, so I prefer crafts with minimal clean up time. While preparing for a children’s camp one fall, I stumbled across the idea of making a leaf garland out of paper leaves and yarn. The garland required only basic art supplies, but the best part was how simple and fast it was to clean up when the children finished! Below is our version of a Leaves of Thankfulness garland craft.

By Design Team 26 Aug, 2016

One of the driving forces that motivates us at Concordia Supply is our heart for missions!

Our business is naturally involved with the local churches and the mission field of the US. But we also have a passion for ministries and people around the globe. As a result, we heed the call to use our resources and connections to further Christ's kingdom through global missions. Each ministry we support has personally impacted someone on our staff.

Below is a list of the countries and ministries that we support.

By Design Team 23 Aug, 2016
The 15th anniversary of September 11th falls on a Sunday this year. As we pause to remember those who were lost and the bravery of the first responders, we've gathered a few resources to help you do the same in your church services. 
By Design Team 12 Aug, 2016

Exhilaration and exhaustion hit full force after Vacation Bible School ends. You and your volunteers have likely been spread thin, and are ready to kick up your feet until Christmas bells start ringing.

As tempting as it can be to hit the snooze button on Children’s ministry during the fall, there are invaluable opportunities for outreach in the post-VBS season. Fall can be a time to harness that VBS momentum, and reach not only kids, but whole families for Christ.

By Design Team 12 Aug, 2016
This summer we've been busy researching the best new supplies and resources for your kids' ministry. Here's a first look at what we found and why we love it, just in time for the upcoming Fall season.
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By Beth P 04 Mar, 2016

Are you taking every opportunity to multiply the impact of your VBS?

By Beth P 26 Feb, 2016
Missions is likely a key part of your church, so why not make it a big part of your Children's Ministry? Teach kids from a young age about the Great Commission and give them opportunities to see God working in the lives of children across the world. 

The easiest way to add a Missions component to your VBS is to include the Change 4 Life program. Change 4 Life is easy for directors to implement, and easy for kids to understand, and it's 100% FREE
By Beth P 17 Feb, 2016
Creating a budget may not be the most fun part of planning for VBS, but it's one of the most important.
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