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Kidsong 2015 – The 3 T’s – YouTube

People of Earth! Just wanted you to know that the two men in this video are talking about things you have no idea about unless you were at Kidsong 2015! But let’s just say that if you would like to get a taste of the conference then check out the Three T’s.

You should also then check out the latest videos on the Hillsong Kids Channel at YouTube because there are some seriously great memory verse songs as well!

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1 Reason to make a video

As I have stated before on this blog, if I am light on posting it’s probably because of two things a project or a big season in Church life.

Well we have had both of them. Hillsong Conference  (hillsongconference.com), and a brand new resource Faith, Hope and Love. So posting has been very light, but I am feeling full of things that we have tried and would love to share. But here’s a quick recap on what’s been going on.

  • Kidsong conference was just spectacular you can see the first video up at our Hillsong Kids YouTube channel (also it’s this post below).
  • We had a baby! London Brave Jessica Wakerley. My first girl!

  • We are about to release our most ambitious curriculum project to date! It’s called Faith, Hope and Love and it’s coming in August!

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  • So here is the reason to make a video for your ministry. Below you will see the latest video in an almost 10 year series of songs that we call the ‘Three T’s’. It has gone by different names like the Three P’s over the years but it is now an institution in the event known as Kidsong. Out kids watch this is every main session/rally and one of their missions is to memorise it over the conference and recite it back to myself or Funny Man Dan for big points! Anyway, if you have an event like this, a VBS or similar camp then do this! Your kids will love it!


 

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Nummer 1 – Album Release

Hillsong Stockholm just released a kids music album!

It’s a collection of  some songs from our albums for the past few years (I actually haven’t heard it yet and am waiting to get a copy to see what they have done with the tunes).

Here’s what they had to say on their instagram:

Nu på söndag har vi release party för vårt nya Hillsong Kids album på svenska ‘Nummer 1’. Kom och fira med oss kl 10 och 12 när Hillsong Kids är med och framför några av låtarna från skivan. Vi ses på Nalen!

Which is something about a release party:

Anyway, was excited to share this and will post some links in the comments where you can buy this (especially if you speak Swedish or know someone who does!)

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4 Kids Ministry Veterans

This year at Kidshaper conference, I teamed up with Funny Man Dan, Squirt the Clown and Dylan Hesp to create ‘4 Kids Ministry Veterans’, a sketch heavily influenced by Monty Python.

It involved all of us learning a script for a live performance! Which may seem simple, but this was the first time we had stuck to such a precise format. 🙂

But it was a great exercise and I think a blessing to the kids pastors at this great conference!

4 Kids Ministry Veretans

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Kidsong Big Messages

At Kidsong 2013 this year we have a number of ‘Big Message’ Videos that cover the topics we are investigating for the week.

They follow a similar style to our Big Curriculum resources, but on a smaller budget (as in $0, although I bought a bunch of whiteboard markers and some McDonalds at one point).

Firstly our Primary/Elementary ages:

The format is:

  • Intro segment (short and the same for every video)
  • ‘Draw my life’ style (main story/fun overview)
  • Wrap up (summarise the main point of the episode)

This is not meant to be a full exposition on scripture but fulfils three main goals:

  1. Gives the kids a shared media experience (unity)
  2. Sets up the speaker/preacher
  3. Hopefully gets a laugh (when you’re laughing you’re learning)

Secondly our Jr/preschool-ish ages:

The format is very simple and the language/style is perhaps modelled on the ‘tone’ of Playschool (preschool TV show in Australia).

Similar goals, but not as much humour. If you want to get a laugh with this age group you need slapstick!

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Kidsong Conference Highlights

‘Creative title’ I know for my first foray back into blogging for a while.

But this is indeed about the wonderful event we just experienced at Hillsong Conference!

Kidsong 2013 was such a great, amazing time for everyone involved.

I have written a post on Hillsong Collected to highlight some of the things that happened and there is a part two coming this week.

So read http://hillsongcollected.com/leadership/inside-kidsong-pt-1

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Hillsong Kids Goat Edition!

A little fun for a Sunday Evening, we made a quick Goat edition of one of our Hillsong Kids songs – Get up and dance.

To fully understand the meme, then check out yelling goat

There were a bunch of videos getting uploaded online featuring goats singing along with songs, so because I kinda think we missed the Harlem Shake boat I thought we could get in a quick yelling goat song!

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Here’s what happened.

So here’s what happened. – Christmas at our Church.

Here’s what didn’t happen – posting at this blog.

But I haven’t been entirely silent – I have written a couple of posts for Hillsong Collected which highlight the behind the scenes of our Kidsong Conference.

Kidsong Inside and Out Part 1

Kidsong Inside and Out Part 2

If you have a big event coming up for Kids soon, check it out it might just spark something off in your brain area!

There are some cool things happening online right now:

  • cmconnect.org has had a facelift and it looks fresh!
  • I kicked off a little community on Google+ for kidmin people, not sure what it will turn into but I just really like Google+
  • Have a look at our Churches strategy for Summer Camps, it’s awesome and very cohesive. Instead of multiple pages its just one with all the info!

Blessings!

 

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This is What the Tee Shirt Means – Inspiration

So a little while ago I thought it would be great to create a video to inspire our Hillsong Kids Volunteer team.

As I was trying to write down in a poetic manner befitting a short inspirational piece to help our own team I remembered something that Roger Fields had written named “The Calling“. So I totally ripped it off borrowed some of the profound and brilliant lines to create a version for our leaders.

Roger, thanks for your leadership and inspiration!

In conjunction with @nerdfeliz and @ivegottagroove we conceived and filmed it during our weekend services in our City Campus (Love the accents! How many can you spot? Comment below)

Here it is!

THIS IS WHAT THE TEE SHIRT MEANS.

It’s orange.
It’s bright.
And this is what it means.

Pastor Brian and Bobbie have entrusted the children of our Church community to me.
It means that I have a mission, I have a vision.
It means I have a Holy calling, an influence that is eternal.
I don’t take it lightly, it’s too vital to be ignored.

A Church without children disappears in a generation.
So I take hold of that which God so I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
This means I have put my hand up to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
It means that I have committed myself to see a generation grow the the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ
It means that I am part of a team that the families or our Church put their trust in.
They trust us to reinforce and underpin the message of the Gospel of Christ to their kids.

I make Church a safe place
I make Church meaningful
I make Church fun
Because if our kids aren’t having fun they aren’t learning

I create they space for every child to experience God and participate in His kingdom
My goal is to give away this opportunity to serve and see kids doing the work of the ministry
There is no ‘kids Church’ there is only Church
We are not a school, a club or an institution
We are the family of God
We are one body under Christ and my part is too significant to be trivialized

I refuse to be discouraged or distracted
I don’t give in to small thinking and ordinary ideas
I will not give up, give in or get tired.
I am not looking for prominence but significance.
Let the Church get the blessing and God get the glory.
And maybe every now and then, I might get a few of these:

“THANK YOU”

I am a minister. I minister to the largest mission field in the world. I minister to children.
And that’s what the tee shirt means.

 

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Kidsong 2012 Theme

Between here and Hillsong Collected I am looking to post some great info and resources from this years Kidsong Conference (at Hillsong Conference).

But let’s get things started with this years theme song while I head off for a massage which after 9 consecutive days running programs and services for kids is a bit of a tradition! Great vocals on the track from my wife @beciwakerley and a couple of brilliant Hillsong Kids Crative team members, Alexis and Kudzi!