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God’s Terribleness And Gentleness

BY JOSEPH PARKER I will destroy and devour at once. I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they […]

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Dear Friends

By John Paulk July 2000 Dear Friends, A warm July greeting to you! My name is John Paulk and I have been asked by Dr. Dobson to write to you in his stead this month. Dr. and Mrs. Dobson are away for a few weeks while he is working on a book on child raising. […]

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Successful Individual Sunday Promotions

I Picnic – Hot dog, peanut butter sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich with chips, cookies, and soda or punch II Pizza Served With Soda III Ice Cream – Dilly Bars, ice cream in a cup (you add any extras), or ice cream cones IV Squirt Guns Or Squirt Rings Or Water Balloon Throws V Valentine […]

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The “Parentreach” Bus Ministry Evangelism Program

By: Tim Massengale Too often times bus ministry has been described by some as a “glorified baby-sitting program.” It is not, nor should it be! The reason why some churches have seen such poor results from their bus ministries is because of two reasons: 1) They failed to evangelize the children in the class room […]

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Six Promotional Ideas For Bus Ministry

1. HOT DOG SUNDAY: Do you need a promotion that appeals to kids both young and old? Try a HOT DOG SUNDAY! The rule is simple–everyone that comes to Sunday School on a given Sunday receives a free hot dog. Promote for at least three weeks before the big day of Hot Dog Sunday. The […]

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What’s Wrong With Promotions?

By: Dr. Wally Beebe Luke 9:49, 50 “And John answered and said, “Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followed not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.” III John 9, “I wrote […]

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Mobile Ministry

Robbie Knox Interview with Pastor Ron Hendricks When did mobile ministry begin at the church you pastor and how did you get started? We actually began bus ministry somewhere around 1970-1971. I became the pastor of our church in March of 1982. The way this ministry began was through the inspiration of a Sunday school […]

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Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Requirement

Charles Green I. Since April 1, 1992 A CDL License Has Been Required To Drive a Church Bus II. This Involves Passing a Written Test to Obtain the License A. General knowledge B. Air brake endorsement C. Passenger endorsement III. This Also Involves Passing a Skills Test Driving the Bus A. A pre-trip inspection is […]

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How to Handle Benevolence Requests in Bus Ministry

Charles Green A bus ministry will greatly increase benevolence requests. Wisdom must be used in today’s society or the church will be taken advantage of and unnecessary money spent. These guidelines will be found helpful to head-off the “professional beggars.” I. Only Members of the Church or Families of Regular Bus Riders Are Candidates for […]

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3 Things to Know Before Buying a Church Bus

Tyler Charles 3 tips to remember when shopping for ministry transportation. Parkway Southern Baptist in New Albany, Indiana, relies on church transportation to shuttle people to and from church, bring kids to Wednesday night programs, and travel for mission trips. When the church decided to replace its 15-passenger van, Pastor Henry Ford sought guidance from […]

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