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Creating Life-Changing Experiences through Family Mission Work

What does a GenOn Partner look like?

Reaching the Community: It's Our Mission

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Creating Life-Changing Experiences through Family Mission Work

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By Shirley Carlson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, California Families that serve others together build powerful bonds. It doesn't matter what age your children are. Mission projects help them realize what it means to be Christ's hands in the world.  Serving others helps to clarify family values by taking the focus off of ourselves and the materialism in our society. Instead, the whole family experiences the joy of being a blessing to others. Be prepared for life-changing experiences. To get started, consider these online resources: WMU Missions for Life (ideas for different ages) Families on Mission (ideas for young ages) World Servants (pre-planned mission...

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What does a GenOn Partner look like?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

What does a GenOn Ministries Partner Church look like? In 2015, 40 churches in the US and Canada committed to: An active LOGOS ministry A donation to GenOn Ministries of at least $10 Expressing and living out a commitment to the partnership These 40 churches represent:        11 different denominations (and non-denominational) Worship attendance well under 100 and over 1,000 Urban, small town, rural, and suburban Donations from $100 to $6,000 Long time LOGOS programs and start-ups We received our most recent Partnership commitment from a very small church in Pennsylvania with 10 children participating in LOGOS. Their...

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Reaching the Community: It's Our Mission

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By Betsy Dishman, Olivet Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, Va Our LOGOS ministry, called Kids' Connection (KC), includes a mission component as part of our annual master plan. A mission activity is often part of Recreation, when we devote time to creating a mission project that frequently takes more than one week to complete. Rather than choosing new mission opportunities, the KC leaders look to existing church ministries. This approach allows us to partner with other church leaders. When our youth group went to New York City to serve the homeless in January, the children made scarves for them to take and...

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Who is My Neighbor?

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Suzanne Hall Stout, First Christian Church, Des Moines, Iowa Giving ourselves to others is a vital part of living out our Christian faith. At First Christian Church we strive to be the hands and feet and heart of Jesus with our neighbors -- both near and far.   Our GenOn LOGOS ministry (grades K-12) puts this understanding into action. Every semester for the last 13 years, our LOGOS children and youth have sponsored at least one service project for the entire congregation. Some projects are part of congregational ministries, others are part of our local community's ministries, and some have...

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