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Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

One Great Idea: LOGOS Finale

Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

Introducing John Roberto, Our New GenOn Board Member

One Great Idea: Yoga with Our Youth

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Two Questions: Sharon Pearson

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Sharon Pearson Christian Educator and Author Episcopal Church   In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask someone 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? I am fearful that the Christian faith is not being passed down to future generations. We know the statistics of the “spiritual but not religious” growth in the United States and how many of our youth and young adults (and I would say parents also) have a belief system that has been called “moralistic therapeutic...

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One Great Idea: LOGOS Finale

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Lynn Nuzzo Director of Children’s Ministry First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, IL Every year our LOGOS program has a big celebration on the last evening of the year. The families and  all the volunteers come together for this very special night. Everyone gathers in the Sanctuary to begin the celebration with a time of thanks and praise. Families sit together and watch a video presentation of our year together. Lots of fun pictures are shared and memories are made! After the video, the graduating 8th graders are given a special time of recognition. A slide show of the kids participating...

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Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

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Betsy DishmanTraining CoordinatorGenOn Ministries   What would inspire seven churches, including Presbyterian (PCUSA), United Methodist, Presbyterian (ECO), Nondenominational, and Free Methodist to gather together? If you answered, “a desire to provide excellent ministry for children and youth,” you’re right! This common goal helps to build bridges in communities where Christian churches of various denominations and backgrounds can benefit from learning and networking together.   Recently First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA offered a Children’s Ministry Gathering led by GenOn. The takeaways for participants could be applied to midweek ministry, Sunday mornings in Sunday School or LIFT, and other areas of...

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Introducing John Roberto, Our New GenOn Board Member

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It is our honor to share that John Roberto has accepted a call to serve on the GenOn Ministries Board of Directors. John is on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries where he serves as the coordinator of training services and the Vibrant Faith Institute. 

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One Great Idea: Yoga with Our Youth

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Rachael TisdaleArk and Dove Presbyterian ChurchOdenton, MD Winter seems to be a tough season for so many of us. The sun only makes brief appearances, and we start to feel confined inside. So, our Recreation Coordinator at LOGOS came up with a wonderful idea to help renew our body and our mind – Yoga Night! We push aside all the tables, stack chairs, dim the lights, and throw our shoes in pile. Normally our recreation groups are based on grade level, but Yoga Night is special. From preschool kids to adults, we fit as many people into one room as...

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