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Partnering with families in faith formation

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

Parents Corner: Parents Partnering with Churches to Grow Faithful Children

What If? Catching the faith at home

Let It Go

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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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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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What If? Catching the faith at home

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Shirley Carlson, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, California As parents, we hope our children will "catch the faith" from us. Modeling good Christian practices does pay off. But we sometimes forget God's charge to us in Deuteronomy 11:19. "Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."   What is the "them" in that verse?   God says it is MY WORD. Church is a good place to learn the scriptures, but it should not be the only place.  ...

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Let It Go

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Can you relate to "hovering mom" tendencies? Especially when children have a paint brush in hand? Read what Kelly Pittman from Practicing Families (Summer Boredom, Fresh Paint, and New Lessons in Parenting) learned about God when she let go.  All that risk and trust are wrapped up not just in good parenting but in good relationships period. Have you watched our cool 12-minute video that teaches all about Christian relationships? If you're planning for LOGOS (or any other) volunteer training, I suggest showing it. And then together unpack what it means for your work with people of all generations. In the...

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