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All Aboard for Transformation!

The "Why" Rather Than the "How" of LOGOS

Do You Have a Picture of Your Ministry with Children and Youth?

Create Faith Conversations at Home

Is Your Church Intergenerational?

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All Aboard for Transformation!

Posted by Liz Perraud at

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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The "Why" Rather Than the "How" of LOGOS

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Last fall, we decided that God was calling us to start a children’s ministry at our church, Laramie First United Methodist Church (UMC).  The need for something to strengthen our youth’s connection with Christ, foster relationships between the congregation and youth, and instill a greater sense of purpose in our church led us to LOGOS.  A few of us had previous experience with LOGOS ministries and knew firsthand how transformational this would be for UMC. 

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Do You Have a Picture of Your Ministry with Children and Youth?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Summer is the perfect time to take a picture of your ministries with children and youth. And, we have the perfect tool for you to use! Our Visioning Tool for Ministry with Children and Youth is a self-led assessment 

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Create Faith Conversations at Home

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Family ‘round the Table provides your family with fun ways to grow spiritually by guiding parents, grandparents and other significant adults in the creation of a meal, craft or game, Bible study and worship activity

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Is Your Church Intergenerational?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

GenOn Ministries has identified and defined 19 factors to represent the tangible characteristics that underlie a church’s ability to consistently build disciples through intergenerational ministry. The Visioning Tool uses these factors to 1) take a picture of a church’s current setting for intergenerational ministry and 2) create a plan for becoming an intergenerational church.

Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry

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