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Christine has over 20 years of children's ministry experience. She's the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles related to children's ministry. It's no wonder she enjoys an almost-daily latte to keep her going! She is also the executive editor of Children's Ministry Magazine and serves as Group's children's ministry champion, responsible for research, development, and innovation in children's ministry resources. 

12 Days of Christmas for Children’s Ministry: Recap

We had so much fun giving away all sorts of children's ministry resources to our friends in ministry! Here's a quick list of who won what.

Day 1 - Nativity: Lights! Camera! Action - Joy Feemster
Day 2 - One Starry Night - Diana Scarberry
Day 3 - bulk subscription to Children's Ministry Magazine - Suzanne Olmsted Thorenson
Day 4 - Christmas Extras: Faith-Filled Ideas for Celebrating Christmas - Tina Marie Bentley
Day 5 - Group's Christmas Songbook - Susan Wilson Holbrook
Day 6 - The ParentLink Children's Ministry Edition - Shandra Ward Hathaway
Day 7 - All-in-One Sunday School Series- Michelle May
Day 8 - 25 Flair buttons and free registration for a preconference training session - Laura Aranda
Day 9 - Play-n-Worship: Play-Along Bible Stories for Babies - Vanessa Jones
Day 10 - Entire case of My First Hands-On Bible - Kimberly HolyGhost Carroll-McLean
Day 11 - Pockets, Whiskers, and Cuddles - Anette Shanks
Day 12 - LIVE Children's Curriculum - Tina Smith

God bless us, everyone, as we minister to children at Christmas and throughout the year!

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12 Days of Christmas for Children’s Ministry: Day 12 Giveaway

Update December 18, 2011: Congratulations Tina Smith! 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, we’re giving away a free subscription to our all-new LIVE Children’s Curriculum!

You’ll get three years of digital curriculum that you can customize and calendarize to make it your own. It’s great lessons that get kids into the Bible in fun and creative ways! You also get a great online system for communicating with your teachers and other volunteers.

Not only that, but we’ll send you 12 music CDs and 3 sing-along DVDs you need in one fell swoop with your subscription.

Your teachers can even download a free app to their smartphone or tablet to review lessons and/or teach from their device.

This really is an amazing curriculum delivered in the way our friends in ministry have been asking for—all digital. And you won’t believe the bells and whistles that come with this. Check it out here.

To enter: Tell us why you’d want the new LIVE Children’s Curriculum. Comment on this blog, our Facebook page, or send a tweet (using hashtag #LIVEcc) with your reason and you'll be entered to win! The winner will be announced Sunday, December 17, 2011.

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12 Days of Christmas for Children’s Ministry: Day 11 Giveaway

Update December 17, 2011: Congratulations Anette Shanks! 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, we’re giving away our three favorite puppets for children’s ministry: Pockets, Whiskers, and Cuddles! All three are used in our popular curriculum, and kids love them!

You’ll find these characters in Hands-On Bible Curriculum. Cuddles greets toddlers and 2s. Whiskers is the friend of preschoolers. And Pockets brings God’s Word to life for preschoolers and kindergartners.

You can learn more about Hands-On Bible Curriculum at http://group.com/sunday-school/hands-on-bible-curriculum.

And to enter, all you need to do is tell us how you’d use these three puppets in your children’s ministry. Comment on this blog, our Facebook page, or send a tweet (using hashtag #hobcpuppets) with your answer and you'll be entered to win! The winner will be announced Saturday, December 17, 2011.

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12 Days of Christmas for Children’s Ministry: Day 10 Giveaway

My First Hands-On Bible Update December 16, 2011: Congratulations Kimberly HolyGhost Carroll-McLean!   

On the tenth day of Christmas, we’re giving away an entire case of My First Hands-On Bible. That’s 18 preschool Bibles!
   And these Bibles are so unique! For one thing, these aren’t Bible “stories,” but they’re the abridged version of the actual Scripture. (That means we took out the hard words and topics for preschoolers.)
   The art rocks! Preschoolers will love looking at the pictures.
   And there are activities and talk-starters for parents and/or teachers to do with preschoolers.
   So here’s another gift that keeps on giving! We’ll send you 18 of these wonderful preschool Bibles…and you can bless 17 other people with God’s Word!

Check out the recent review Kenny Conley wrote about My First Hands-On Bible. Kenny is the Next Generation Pastor at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas.

To be entered for this giveaway, tell us your favorite Bible story to share with kids! Comment on this blog, our Facebook page, or send a tweet (using hashtag #myfirstbible) with your answer and you'll be entered to win! The winner will be announced Friday, December 16, 2011.

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12 Days of Christmas for Children’s Ministry: Day 9 Giveaway

Update December 15, 2011: Congratulations Vanessa Jones!

On the ninth day of Christmas, we're paying homage to the sweet baby Jesus by giving away Play-n-Worship: Play-Along Bible Stories for Babies. It's Sunday school for babies!

We're banishing from churches the idea that all the nursery does is babysit! Oh contrare! We know you're establishing a lifelong foundation of faith for the "least of these" when you cuddle a baby, sing "Jesus Loves Me," read a Bible story, and love in the name of Jesus.

And Play-n-Worship for Babies helps you do all that—and more! You can check it out online, but let me tell you what I love! You repeat the story Sunday to Sunday—and that's good educational theory that's called interval reinforcement. And then you give the babies Softees that they can hold as you show them the colorful visuals.

Enough of me trying to describe it. Let Brian explain it to you in this fun video:

To be entered for this giveaway, tell us why you know for a fact that children's ministry is WAY more than babysitting! Comment on this blog, our Facebook page, or send a tweet (using hashtag #playworship) with your answer and you'll be entered to win! The winner will be announced Thursday, December 15, 2011.

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