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Buying a Bus

By Stephanie Weiss State laws vary¬†– here’s what you should know. Ensuring safe transportation to and from church ministry activities can be a vital aspect of ministry. Churches often use bus ministry services as an effective outreach tool in neighboring communities. Churches and ministries frequently purchase old or slightly used school buses to fulfill transportation […]

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CDL Pre-Trip Inspection

Dave Smith I. Engine Compartment (Hood Open) A. Oil level – On dipstick between add and full B. Coolant level – Proper level – reservoir, radiator, sight glass C. Power steering fluid – On dipstick between add and full D. Water pump – belt – No cracks, frayed, proper tension __-__’ E. Alternator – belt […]

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Promotion and the Bus Ministry

Dave Smith I. What Is Promotion? Promotion is the use of excitement to get people assembled for one reason, that we might give them the gospel. II. What Promotion is Not Promotion is not a bribe. A bribe is something given to a person to get them to do something wrong. It is doing something […]

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Why Do We Have Bus Ministry Slumps

Dave Smith I. Workers Lose Their ‘First Love’ Most people get involved in the bus ministry because they love the Lord and are interested in bringing people to know Him. In the ‘busyness’ of serving the Lord, some forget whom they are serving. This generally comes from getting away from the basics of personal Bible […]

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Enlisting Workers for the Bus Ministry

Dave Smith I. You Should Instill Your People with the Conviction That if They are Saved, They Should Serve God II. You Must Have a Continual Enlistment Program III. Effective Fervent Prayer For Laborers For The Harvest Field – This is the only scriptural method to obtain workers IV. Challenge from the Pulpit to Get […]

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Bus Ministry Procedures

Dave Smith (Listed in no specific order) Every ministry should have some definite procedures to follow so ‘things are done decently and in order.’ You may find our list of procedures helpful to better organize your bus ministry. Obviously many of our procedures would have no application with your ministry. 1. The side door on […]

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Discipline on the Bus

Dave Smith I. Four Reasons Children Misbehave A. Boredom B. Tension C. Desire for attention D. Lost and need Jesus II. You Must Control the Children or They Will Control You III. You Do This By A. Having Bus Rules (You do what works for you) 1. No heads and hands out the window 2. […]

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Bus Ministry Helps

Lisa Brown Oriental Trading Post Box 2308 Omaha, NE 68103-2308 1-800-246-8400 (To request a catalog: they have novelty items.) KIPP PO Box 157 Indianapolis, IN 46206 1-800-428-1153 (To request a catalog: they have novelty items.) Dinn Brothers, Inc. 68 Winter Street PO Box 111 Holyoke, MA 01041-0111 1-800-628-9657 (Trophies and awards.) KLOCKIT PO Box 636 […]

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Handling Problems In Bus Ministry

By Dave Smith I. Expect Problems Any time you work with people expect problems. II. Identify The Real Problem Sometimes the surface problem is not the real underlying problem. III. Consider The Source Always evaluate who it is that is bringing the problem to your attention. IV. Don’t Overreact Be calm as you are listening […]

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Financing The Bus Ministry

By Dave Smith I. Always Pray Much About Your Finances II. Budget Item In The Church Budget III. Offering Taken At The Bus Meeting To Supplement Cost IV. A Planned Program Of Finance To Supplement Budget Item (Some Suggestions) A. Envelopes in the pews where people can give designated money to the bus ministry B. […]

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