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One Great Idea: Cookie Night

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Christina LandenbergerDirector of Faith Formation & Youth MinistryFirst Presbyterian Church of Grand Island, Nebraska The Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity holds an annual fundraiser, the Christmas Cookie Walk, the first week of December. Donated cookies are sold by the pound to raise funds for the organization, which has built 96 homes in our community. This year they had more than 14,000 cookies and sold out in less than two hours! On the Wednesday before the Cookie Walk, church members and LOGOS families are asked to bring homemade sugar cookies ready for decorating. Our LOGOS Recreation and Worship Arts times...

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Two Questions: John Roberto

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  John RobertoVibrant Faith       In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask one member of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? We know that intergenerational relationships and community life are essential for nurturing and sustaining a life of Christian faith and discipleship—in the young and in the old. Research is now providing evidence of the enduring importance of intergenerational experiences for the formation of faith in the younger generations, as...

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Parents' Corner: Spiritual Transformation in Our Children and Youth

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    Shirley CarlsonLa Crescenta Presbyterian Church     How do we know if our children are growing spiritually? According to Barna’s research in the book Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, “a person’s moral foundation is either based on Christian spirituality and God’s Word, or, it is based on worldly perspectives.” I am sure you prefer the former to the latter. A lot of our children’s spiritual development is aided by what they learn at church, especially through a ministry such as LOGOS. However, spiritual development must also be encouraged at home. You can find a review of Barna’s book...

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All Aboard for Transformation!

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     A caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly is an oft-used image for transformation. From crawling to flying. From plain to beautiful. From unnoticed to wow! And though it’s a powerful illustration, perhaps we need something else to describe a congregation transitioning from multigenerational to intergenerational. That systemic change from multiple generations in the same building to those generations in relationship, is much less of an overnight “eureka”! Could a moving train describe a church traveling from “here” to a planned and purposeful “there”— transforming to a new way of being the church, growing disciples,...

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 'This is church.' I had never thought of church as a feeling, only as a place. Hearing those three words helped me to realize that I find church not only while attending service or activities, but also in other people."

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