Children’s Online Coordinator

The Children’s Ministry Online Coordinator works in conjunction with the Children’s Ministry Print Coordinator by downloading Children’s Ministry files on the 1st day of the month, burning them to a CD, and plaing it in the  print Coordinator’s folder on the following Sunday.

STEP A: On the Last Sunday of every month:

      1. ( ) Pick up the “Print Files USB drive” from the Print Coordinator’s Folder.
      2. ( ) Pick up the “Music Files USB drive” from the “Music Reminder Card” Folder
      3. ( ) Pick up the “Children’s Ministry Music CD” and throw away.

STEP B: On the 1st day of every month (or as soon as you can after the 1st):

      1. Insert the “Children’s Ministry Print Files USB drive”
      2. ( ) Create a folder on the Print Files USB drive with the year and month; ex, 2011 October
      3. ( ) Make A folder named 1 Look Lessons, Activity and What You Need Pages
      4. ( ) Under the 1look folder create a folder for each week of the month i.e. “Week 1”
      5. ( ) Make A folder named 252 Lessons and Activities
      6. ( ) Under the 252 folder create a folder for each week of the month i.e. “Week 1”
      7. ( ) Make A folder named God Time Cards
      8. ( ) Move the Previous Month’s Folder into the folder “zzzArchive” )

STEP C: Go to the Think Orange Website

      1. Log into 252 Basics using your name and password.
      2. Click on the tab for the month you are downloading.
      3. Click Green Button (“Accept Usage Guide….”)
      4. Click the Grey “Compact” button
      5. Click on the “252 Groups: Compact… Grey Bar
      6. ( ) Download the PDF Lesson and Activity Page for each week,      and place in appropriate folder on flash drive
      7. Click on the “252 Home Tab“, and then the “Resources for KidsGray Bar
      8. ( ) Download color GodTime Cards for each week

STEP D: Go to “first look” by cicking on the icon in the top left corner of the screen.

      1. Click on the tab for the month
      2. Click on the Green Button (Accept usage guide)
      3. Click on the “First Look Groups:Threes to FiveGray Bar
      4. ( ) Download the PDF Lesson and Activity Page                         for each week, and place in appropriate folder on flash drive
      5. ( ) Click on the “Start Here” Gray Bar
      6. ( ) Download the “What You Need:3-5 Year Olds”               for each week, and place in appropriate folder on flash drive
      7. Safely eject the USB drive

STEP E: Go to “first look” by cicking on the icon in the top left corner of the screen.

      1. Insert the “Children’s Ministry Music Files USB drive”
      2. ( ) Create a folder on the Music USB drive with the year and month; ex, 2011 October
      3. ( ) Move the Previous Month’s Folder into the folder “zzzArchive” )

STEP E: Go back to “252 Basics” by cicking on the icon in the top left corner of the screen.

      1. Click on the tab for the month you are downloading.
      2. Click Green Button (“Accept Usage Guide….”)
      3. Click the Grey “Compact” button
      4. Click on the “Create Your Environment: Music” Grey Bar
      5. ( ) Download All Music files on to “Music Files Thumb Drive” (Approx 4 or 5 files)           into a folder for the month.

STEP F: Create the Music CD

      1. Open “Full Track” MP3 in iTunes.
      2. Click on File > New Playlist
      3. Name the Playlist year and month; ex, 2011 October
      4. Insert a blank CD into the computer
      5. Right Click the play list you just created and burn it to an Audio CD
      6. Safely eject the Music Files USB drive
      7. Eject the  CD and Label it with the Folder namer; ex, 2011 October
      8. Put the CD back in the drive, and make sure it plays normally.
      9. Eject the CD

STEP G: Return the Media

      1. ( ) Return the “Print Files USB drive” to the Print Coordinator’s Folder.
      2. ( ) Return the “Music Files USB drive” to the “Music Reminder Card” Folder
      3. ( ) Place the “Music CD” on the back of the “Music Reminder Card” Folder

STEP F: Make Poster (PASTOR DAN)

      1. Warm up Laminator
      2. Click on the “Create Your Environment: Visuals” Grey Bar
      3. ( ) Download the “252 Compact” poster image file
      4. C:\Users\dford\Desktop\files\Ministry\NextStep\Children’s\Think Orange\! Monthly Downlaods
      5. ( ) Copy the virtue poster out of it and paste into the publisher template
      6. ( ) Print on large fromat printer.
      7. ( ) Write Month on back
      8. ( ) Laminate

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