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The Year without VBS

LOGOS Training: They had me at "relationships"

Here's to you!

All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Lent

Building Good Ministry Today for Tomorrow’s Young Disciples

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The Year without VBS

Posted by Liz Perraud at

There was a small construction project at the church scheduled for the summer months and our long-time Vacation Bible School Director was stepping down more than a little burned out. I was serving on the Christian Education Committee and we wrestled with what to do about VBS for children’s ministry. I think it was less about the construction project (we could have worked around it) and more about the burned-out director and a little late in the year to find a new one. Should we cancel VBS this year? It certainly was an option but the LOGOS Leadership Team decided to take...

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LOGOS Training: They had me at "relationships"

Posted by Liz Perraud at

My first LOGOS training was about 20 (really?) years ago. I was stepping into the role of LOGOS Director at my church and arrived at the training nervous, unsure and alone. For an introvert, those aren’t the best conditions for a great experience. But it was an amazing experience. People from other churches embraced me and I met wonderful training leaders who are good friends to this day. They were full of energy, experience, wisdom, understanding and were so relational. I remember one training leader sharing that she arrived late because her daughter, who thought she didn’t want to be...

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Here's to you!

Posted by Liz Perraud at

“LOGOS is the best thing I’ve ever seen!” said the 70ish man giving me a ride to the Milwaukee airport Thursday afternoon. I had spent about 24 hours with the people of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church (Sun Prairie, WI) to attend their LOGOS End of Year Celebration and to help recognize the 17 years that Deb Mulhern has invested as director of their ministry. Deb told the 200+ people of all ages gathered in the sanctuary that she started LOGOS because she wanted it for her three sons. And now that time is done and she is stepping into...

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All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Lent

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Many faith communities are discovering the joy when all ages join together on the spiritual journey.The mingling of innocence and maturity, playfulness and reverence creates a bold and bigger vision of the church as the body of Christ. Intergenerational events provide opportunities for building relationships with God, relationships with the church community, and a chance to open wide the arms of Christ to every person. Church programs often separate people by age for education and fellowship activities. GenOn Ministries has created “All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers” series to meet the need for generations to learn and grow together,...

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Building Good Ministry Today for Tomorrow’s Young Disciples

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Good ministry, according to GenOn Program Director Suzie Lane, is not just for those in the church today. It's also for those who are to come.           When we as church leaders plan for building young disciples, we make decisions about what activities our children or youth are interested in, where they like to go for mission work, and what current culture requires for relevant discussion and study.           But what if instead of focusing on "these kids" in church today, we considered what our plans might mean for future generations -...

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