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Two Questions: Karen Ware Jackson

Two Questions: Henry Zonio

Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

Maintaining Relationships in Times of Social Distancing

Two Questions: Dora Sawh

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Two Questions: Karen Ware Jackson

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Karen Ware JacksonCo-pastor, First Presbyterian ChurchGreenville, NC       In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps you up at night? The concern of my heart right now is how to reach kids who we haven't been able to reach with online church. With our youngest children still not eligible for the vaccine, it might be quite some time before children and families are comfortable in large indoor groups, and some may never come back to worship or educational programs in the same ways. And this isn't just...

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Two Questions: Henry Zonio

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Henry ZonioSociologist (social inequalities, child development, and religious education) Instructor at University of KY and Asbury University        In each edition of IG Mix, we ask a guest writer two questions about serving in ministry. What keeps me up at night? There is so much more to children and family ministry than “just teaching the Bible.” Don’t get me wrong; teaching the Bible is what we do in ministry, and the Bible is what we are supposed to be teaching. What we neglect to realize and account for is that most of us uncritically teach the Bible through...

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Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

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With minor adaptations, the celebrations work well for households to do at home—either gathering their own supplies or having a church leader create pick-up kits for them.

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Maintaining Relationships in Times of Social Distancing

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Resources for ministry with children and youth that support relationships should top everyone’s list.

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Two Questions: Dora Sawh

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Dora SawhFirst Presbyterian ChurchJamaica Queens, NY       What keeps me up at night? As coordinator of Kid’s Church, I’ve been there long enough to be teaching second generation families.  I have watched our children grow up, go to college and settle elsewhere. Very few return to church.   What can the church do for the next generation? Why do our kids not return? Where do they go?  How will the church be able to thrive if all our young people disappear? We looked at what was important to this generation, and their sense of community is strong and deep...

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