Recent Articles

One Great Idea: Lego Night

Engaging with Young People

Is LOGOS with Youth Different than LOGOS with Children?

A Bone to Pick

Partnering with families in faith formation

Categories

Blog — midweek ministry

One Great Idea: Lego Night

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Deb Marshall
Children’s Education Director, The United Church, Canandaigua, New York
A GenOn Partner Church

One theme that the kids in our LOGOS program ask for again and again is Lego Night. On our Lego Night, during recreation time, we set up different stations. At one station, the kids make a Lego bridge over a large gap. The challenge is to make the bridge strong enough that it will hold at least one plastic jar of peanut butter. The goal is to make the bridge strong enough to hold the most jars.

Read more →


Engaging with Young People

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Rev. Thom Lamb, Grace Presbyterian Church, Temple, TX I will never forget when Robert came and asked if I would accompany him for the talent show at what was then known as LOGOS Conference East. I was happy to help and one afternoon we sat down to practice. It did not go well. Robert could barely carry a tune and he wanted to sing the song, Friends by Michael W. Smith. I really tried to convince him to sing something a little more in his range, but Robert was insistent, and I was fearful that he would embarrass himself....

Read more →


Is LOGOS with Youth Different than LOGOS with Children?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Liz Perraud, Executive Director, GenOn Ministries LOGOS with middle schoolers and high schoolers is different than with children. And yet it's not. The WHY of LOGOS is the same for any age-because we believe that an abundant life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ is more important than anything else. The WHAT that results from LOGOS is also the same--a relationship with God and Christ-centered relationships with others. It's the HOW that varies depending on the age level. One of the structural "bones" [read more on LOGOS bones here] of an effective LOGOS ministry is "YOUTH INVOLVEMENT" and defined: Intentional participation...

Read more →


A Bone to Pick

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Betsy Dishman, Training Coordinator, GenOn Ministries Bones...a term of endearment to churches with LOGOS ministries, but admittedly insider language. What does an excellent design for ministry with children and youth have to do with bones? Historically, (after over 50 years of refining LOGOS ministry you can use that word) the bones gave churches a structure for their programs; flexible, but never to be broken. Currently, GenOn Ministries recognizes that bones come in all shapes and sizes, and are unique to each individual. Likewise, LOGOS Bones, while still the structure, look different from church to church, small to large, urban...

Read more →


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...

Read more →


Sign Up for Our Newsletter

SIGN UP NOW >
GenOn’s free bi-monthly e-newsletter includes insights, articles and announcements about developing lifelong disciples through intergenerational experiences. Hear from local LOGOS leaders, parents, pastors, and intergenerational experts. Read our newsletters >