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O Christ, Surround Us

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Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

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O Christ, Surround Us

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It’s been an interesting year, hasn’t it? And pssst… it’s not over yet. Good thing Christ surrounds us. And good thing we can each be the hands and feet, and the eyes and ears of Christ to surround others. Others of all generations.

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Come to the Table with LIFT

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From grandma with preschoolers to an older couple, all came to see, talk, and learn together--away from computers and our beautiful but restricted sanctuary services.

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Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

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How is your church doing LOGOS or other intergenerational ministry in a pandemic? Here are brief descriptions from three churches, all illustrating how much the staff and volunteers love LOGOS and each other. State College Presbyterian Church State College, Pennsylvania Two Tuesdays a month, on an RSVP basis, dinners are available for curbside pick-up at the church and come with a packet of games, surprises, and conversation starters. These meals are then shared virtually with household groups to eat together, play games, discuss Bible stories, and connect with one another. The other two Tuesdays, there are Bible stories and worship...

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Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

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Trevecca OkholmAuthorProfessor, at Azusa Pacific University       What keeps you up at night? Besides spicy food and snoring, one thing that keeps me up at night is concern for the siloing* of the church in western culture. It started innocently enough in the late 1940s with churches seeking to attract the new post WWII youth culture with cool meeting spaces and hip youth directors. Not long after came a new emphasis on children’s ministry, and before we had time to stop and reflect on what was happening, the local church created specialized ministry for every stage and age group...

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A Ministry of Presence

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       A LOGOS ministry is intricate. When done effectively, it takes a leadership team, implementation of four regular parts (Bible study, recreation, worship arts, a shared meal), and many called and committed people to keep it running week after week, year after year. And thankfully, all this intentionality leads to something good. For LOGOS, the many people and the regular participation grows heathy relationships. Put Christ into the center of your plans, and the result is intergenerational Christian community--worth dealing with the complexity and hard work, right?  Sometimes, though, we need simplicity. For decades,...

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