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Parents Corner: Partnering with Young People

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Faith formation at home

If Wednesday is the new Sunday then what does that mean for Christian education?

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Parents Corner: Partnering with Young People

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By Shirley Carlson What does it mean to "partner" with children and youth?  Do we treat them as equal partners in our churches and at home?  Do we want to?  How does God answer that question?  Jesus said, "Let the children come unto me."  There are other references to partnering with youth in the Bible as well. "Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3-4).  God intends for us to learn from each other....

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Partnering with families in faith formation

Posted by Liz Perraud at

One of my favorite rooms on a LOGOS evening is the kitchen. There's a buzz about that place-I've seen it in churches all over no matter the size of the program or the sophistication of the meals. In my church we've had a year of a busted dishwasher, a broken hot water heater, hurt (and healed!) feelings, deeply personal stories, and rounds of the flu. Too many people some nights and not enough people other nights. And yet there's a common purpose (to deliver dinner on time!) and always a welcoming atmosphere for those seeking a place to serve at...

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Faith formation at home

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By Laura Sambito, Highlands United Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, Fl How can I help them always remember that God loves them? I'm sure every parent has asked this question at least a time or two. As a mom of two young boys and church educator to about 50 more young people, I have spent many hours contemplating this question. So, when our LOGOS schedule allowed for adding a designated "Worship Skills" time, I wanted it to be focused on more than just music, which has been our norm. In the fall, our children learned about the liturgical calendar, parts of worship,...

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If Wednesday is the new Sunday then what does that mean for Christian education?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

There was a day when schools and communities guarded Wednesday night as “church night.” Rarely were school sports practices or evening events scheduled. And then there wasn’t that day. Maybe the practice was more of a Bible Belt thing—most common in the south and midwest states. Growing up in the DC area I have no memory of Wednesday night reserved for religious reasons and it certainly wasn’t the case for my children. We all know about the gradual erosion of Sunday morning as “sacred” time. About 20 years ago, our soccer club ruled that no game would start prior to...

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Parents Corner: Parents Partnering with Churches to Grow Faithful Children

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Shirley Carlson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, CaliforniaRelationships help define character, especially during the teen years. Your job is to help your child foster good relationships between Christ, you, and his friends. What defines a good relationship? Trust is extremely important as well as a relationship that mutually seeks the best for both parties. Get to know your teen's friends and ask your child what he seeks from this relationship. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 - "Impress (God's commandments) on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road ..." Are you doing this? Do you...

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