Category Archives: Children’s Ministry

Celebrate Advent at Home This Year!

My family and I have loved celebrating Advent since we arrived at Immanuel Bible Church.  To enter into a tradition of looking forward to the joy of celebrating Christ’s birth at Christmas even while anticipating His Second Coming has helped us … Continue reading

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Another Reminder of Why I Love Camp Ministry

I have had the privilege of being the Junior Camp (5th-7th Grade) speaker this week at Camp Gilead.  It has been such a joy to teach God’s Word and preach the gospel to over 100 campers all week long.  My … Continue reading

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Come Along for a Summer Drive of Ministry!

A Congregational Meeting Report from Tim Counts, Pastor of Family Ministries, Immanuel Bible Church, Summer 2014 Will you come along with me for a summer drive? It’s a ride full of excitement, activity, and growth, but there are also many … Continue reading

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Family Devotions Are Not New

John Newton, one of my heroes of the faith, wrote the hymn Amazing Grace in 1779.  He also wrote many personal letters that we can learn from, including one answering a question about “Family Worship.”  Family Devotions, time set aside as a … Continue reading

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See God’s Glory Through Your Children’s Eyes

This morning, I was sitting next to a 4th Grade boy and I witnessed something that made me thank God for the marvelous way that He has created children.  We need to learn from them.   I was in chapel at … Continue reading

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Why Camp Ministry?

This Summer will be my 15th year involved in leadership in Camp Ministry.  I believe in Camp Ministry.  Last summer I spoke at a Middle School Camp at Camp Gilead and then 2 weeks later led our High Schoolers on a … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Immanuel Bible Church VBS Volunteers

Dear Immanuel VBS Volunteers: Wow!  This year’s VBS can be described by the adjective in our theme:  “colossal”!  God has truly surprised us this week by showing us that He is the One “who is able to do far more … Continue reading

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