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Google's big secret

Seeking Excellent Curriculum?

Who says LOGOS is just for kids?

Relationships: Student and Teacher (etc)

What does a GenOn Partner look like?

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Google's big secret

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Google has discovered that the secret to “being a productive team” is to be nice. What GenOn Ministries has been teaching for over 50 years (The one rule of LOGOS: “Treat one another as a child of God. No one has the right to be treated as if they do not matter") Google took several years of interviewing hundreds of employees and who knows at what cost to come to the same conclusion. We could have told you that, Google. And it’s not just the LOGOS “one rule.” Google also concluded from their extensive study that when we feel it’s safe...

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Seeking Excellent Curriculum?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

What is excellent Bible study curriculum?  The student is engaged and grows as an intelligent, biblically-informed disciple and The teacher has a flexible, creative, theologically-sound, age appropriate resource.   How do you identify that curriculum?  Does the curriculum offer... >ways to develop thinking skills so that students are encouraged to ask questions, seek answers, and grow in their understandings >teaching methods and activities for all ways of learning >concise, in-depth Bible background >spiritual practices woven in for both teachers and students >easy to follow lesson plans and helpful teaching tips >a home connection component >an approach that builds relationships between peers and between generations >theology that is consistent with the great themes of...

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Who says LOGOS is just for kids?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Carole Witt, Opequon Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Va. Officially LOGOS is for children and youth, Kindergarten-12th grade. But we really know that LOGOS is for kids of all ages. High school seniors and senior citizens, too! Calling older adults to a LOGOS staff brings true balance to the program and makes it complete. These incredible older adults add tremendous value through their gifts as greeters, snack providers, transportation providers, homework helpers, kitchen team members, Bible teachers and table parents. Older adults offer sincere wisdom, a sense of security, laughter, patience and peace to LOGOS participants. In return, children often give older adults heartwarming,...

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Relationships: Student and Teacher (etc)

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Yesterday I wrote on the first of two recent reports I’d heard on the importance of relationships. That one was from Search Institute about helping to influence the quality of family relationships. Read that article here. The second report was one I heard on NPR about a study from Germany measuring how well and how quickly kindergartners solve pattern recognition problems. The research showed that when a picture of a “liked” teacher was (quickly) interspersed with the other puzzle solving pictures, the students solved problems faster than students who didn’t see pictures of a “liked” teacher. One of the conclusions...

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What does a GenOn Partner look like?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

What does a GenOn Ministries Partner Church look like? In 2015, 40 churches in the US and Canada committed to: An active LOGOS ministry A donation to GenOn Ministries of at least $10 Expressing and living out a commitment to the partnership These 40 churches represent:        11 different denominations (and non-denominational) Worship attendance well under 100 and over 1,000 Urban, small town, rural, and suburban Donations from $100 to $6,000 Long time LOGOS programs and start-ups We received our most recent Partnership commitment from a very small church in Pennsylvania with 10 children participating in LOGOS. Their...

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