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DEVOTIONAL PHONE APPS.
Here’s a cool idea to address an unmovable object. Let’s face it, unchurched kids often just don’t want to listen to devotions. But what if you could encourage them to download a free devotional app on their phones? Here’s a selection of several apps. to choose from. Now you can ask them about something in the daily devotional that’s on their phone. If they didn’t read it, you can encourage them to do so. If they did, you may be off to a meaningful conversation.
SOFAS AND LOVESEATS
If you’re looking for a combination of durability and value, our choice for the best for less is This End Up Furniture.
Choosing a Food Service Supplier
There are many excellent bulk food suppliers from which to choose. We use Gordon Food Service. As with all food suppliers, there are some products we like more than others. Here’s what we like:
- Cheese Sticks (Get the battered, not the breaded. They bake well.)
- Chicken Nuggets
- Cookies (They come frozen and ready to pop into the oven.)
- Hot dogs (They’re inexpensive and tasty.)
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Potato Triangles (They taste great and are not tempting to throw around like taters.)
OUR ROCK SOLID MENU
Serving hundreds of kids a week can be time-consuming, but we’ve made it simple. Note that all food items are easy to prepare and can be stored in the freezer or on a shelf. Few items need to be refrigerated, so they last a long time! Using aluminum foil on all baking pans simplifies cleanup.
ALPHA YOUTH SERIES
When it comes to having devotions, we just can’t say enough about the Alpha Youth Series. You need to register and schedule an Alpha Course, but after that, you have access to 12 downloadable episodes at no cost. We break the episodes into four to five minutes segments. They serve as our devotions and discussion starters. The Alpha Course is used around the globe by a multitude of denominations. It’s an introduction to the Christian faith, providing a strong foundation upon which to build.
SONG RECOGNITION APPS.
Sometimes you may notice your kids listening to music and you just don’t know if the song is appropriate or not. These song apps are a great solution. Just place your phone close enough so that it can “hear” the song. The app. will give you the title. Then click the lyrics button. If you see any words of which you do not approve, tell them to turn them off.