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Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

Maintaining Relationships in Times of Social Distancing

Two Questions: Dora Sawh

Flexible Intergenerational Gatherings with LIFT

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Two Questions: Trevecca Okholm

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Trevecca OkholmAuthorProfessor, at Azusa Pacific University       What keeps you up at night? Besides spicy food and snoring, one thing that keeps me up at night is concern for the siloing* of the church in western culture. It started innocently enough in the late 1940s with churches seeking to attract the new post WWII youth culture with cool meeting spaces and hip youth directors. Not long after came a new emphasis on children’s ministry, and before we had time to stop and reflect on what was happening, the local church created specialized ministry for every stage and age group...

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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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Flexible Intergenerational Gatherings with LIFT

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Opequon Presbyterian Church (Winchester, Virginia) held an online intergenerational gathering on a Sunday morning recently, based on “A Seed Story”...

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