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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

Is Your Church Intergenerational?

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Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

Bridging Gaps Through LOGOS

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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

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Donelson Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee launched 26 years of LOGOS with a year-long theme of “Camp Out LOGOS, Getting S’more Jesus.” Their sign-up for children, youth, and parents was held after Sunday worship with lunch—grilled hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and s’mores, of course—served at tables decorated for the theme. Parents completed registration forms and signed the LOGOS covenant and photo release. Payments were made or scholarships were requested. (Church members provide scholarship money as their way to contribute to LOGOS if they are unable to help with staffing.)       LOGOS leaders dressed as camp counselors and...

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Is Your Church Intergenerational?

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We can help you answer that important question! GenOn Ministries defines intergenerational ministry as “nurturing Christ-centered community by bringing together two or more generations in planned and purposeful settings, where all are mutually-invested.” Use our Visioning Tool for Intergenerational Ministry to start conversations at your church about the transformation that happens when generations learn and grow together. This tool uses 19 factors to represent the tangible characteristics that underlie a church’s ability to consistently build disciples through intergenerational ministry. The Visioning Tool uses these factors to 1) take a picture of a church’s current setting for intergenerational ministry and 2)...

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One Great Idea: LOGOS Finale

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Lynn Nuzzo Director of Children’s Ministry First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, IL Every year our LOGOS program has a big celebration on the last evening of the year. The families and  all the volunteers come together for this very special night. Everyone gathers in the Sanctuary to begin the celebration with a time of thanks and praise. Families sit together and watch a video presentation of our year together. Lots of fun pictures are shared and memories are made! After the video, the graduating 8th graders are given a special time of recognition. A slide show of the kids participating...

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Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

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Betsy DishmanTraining CoordinatorGenOn Ministries   What would inspire seven churches, including Presbyterian (PCUSA), United Methodist, Presbyterian (ECO), Nondenominational, and Free Methodist to gather together? If you answered, “a desire to provide excellent ministry for children and youth,” you’re right! This common goal helps to build bridges in communities where Christian churches of various denominations and backgrounds can benefit from learning and networking together.   Recently First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA offered a Children’s Ministry Gathering led by GenOn. The takeaways for participants could be applied to midweek ministry, Sunday mornings in Sunday School or LIFT, and other areas of...

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Bridging Gaps Through LOGOS

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Jenni NesbittDirector of Christian FormationSt. Paul's UMC, Coronado, CA The Bridge is our LOGOS ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado, California.  We decided to call our program The Bridge for several reasons.  One of our biggest goals with The Bridge is to narrow or bridge the generational gaps that exist in our congregation.  We wanted our youth to interact openly and easily with other members of our congregation despite their age.  We also saw The Bridge as a way to reach our students mid-week.  To be able to bridge their faith from a Sunday-only mindset to a...

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