During the April 2023 Disciple Leaders Network conference, we learned a lot about the importance of relationships in our churches today. Dr. Shelly Melia, Director of the Children's Ministry Masters Program, Dallas Baptist University, did an outstand
I'm on the board of the ECLA (Evangelical Church Library Association) and we are hosting an IN-PERSON conference on October 8! It will be in Wheaton, IL and we invite you to come, and bring some friends! While of special interest to libraria
We would love to see pictures of your church's library decorations and displays. Click here to open Photos then click on the red button in the top right corner of the photos.
And we would love to know what your team plans to do beyond decorating. Ar
Any VBS experiences to share for this summer?
Do any of you write a newsletter or include information in your bulletin to promote books and other media in the library? If so, do you find it to be successful? I would love to see examples of what you do.
Hello To CLN:
FYI, check out Masonboro Baptist Church (in Wilmington, NC) website, Facebook or YouTube to see our Children’s Ministries Director Tracy Brewer feature our Library & read a book virtually last week. I think she did it on Zoom but
Did you take pictures of your Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and other holiday displays? We would love to see your ideas!! Click here to post your pictures or you can post pictures in a comment.
On my journal of our transition we are making in my church with our Enrichment Center, I just posted about our launch of a Topic of the Month Strategy. Click here.
Are you doing a Topic of the Month approach of some kind? If so, please share your
Every November our church has an International Mission emphasis week. Our WMU and children’s mission groups lead the church in learning about missionaries in certain areas around the world. Our library staff decided this year we would not only supp
We do a summer reading program each year, and also usually an adult reading challenge for adults during the winter months. It's usually 7 weeks or so, with the goal to read as many of the 16 genres we put on a bookmark as possible and we give prizes
Carolyn Walker shared how her church encourages people to read the Bible through each year. Click here to read her article. How about your church? How does your church's library support an emphasis on reading the Bible?
Each year WBC Library tries to go along with the theme of VBS. VBS theme this year was the popular In The Wild by Lifeway. That was easy....the theme for our Summer Reading Club 2019 is Wild about Reading! We purchased a truck photo stand-up & doo
We are relocating our slatboards from inside the church library to the hallway just outside the library. The slatboards hold many counseling booklets, biblical related brochures/pamphlets etc that are free to take. I maintain an ongoing max/min on t
Here is a article I wrote from our current church library newsletter.
Many people who love to read also love to discuss the books they’ve read with others. It’s even better if this discussion takes place with someone else who read the
Would you share your stories about VBS this year? How did your library participate? Any pictures? You can add pictures here or go to Photos. Let's share ideas as we get ready for next year!
In the Library Ministry, as in every part of life, there are periods of "feast or famine" and of "discouragement or elation." Our best advice is to pray, wait, and listen for God's guidance!
Since February 1943, when the first books were recorded in
At our church we're doing a Reading Challenge for adults - we're handing out bookmarks with sixteen categories of books, and participants have from Jan. 31-March 6 to read as many as they can (or want to! it's supposed to be fun, not pressure). We wi
We would love to hear about your church's library ministry highlights! Follow the prompts and share your stories. While you share about 2015, be sure to share your plans for 2016.
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