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Parents’ Corner: Farewell

Two Questions: John Roberto

Parents' Corner: Spiritual Transformation in Our Children and Youth

Partnering with families in faith formation

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

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Parents’ Corner: Farewell

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        Editor’s note: This column is the last from our dear friend Shirley Carlson, who has shared wisdom and ideas about Christian parenting faithfully with our readers for several years. Thank you, Shirley, for offering your faith and service to us. We wish you well as you move into God’s future callings for you Shirley CarlsonLa Crescenta Presbyterian Church     Relationships are what life is all about, and you want your relationship with your child to be a good one and for it to last through your entire lives.  I have enjoyed the relationship I have...

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Two Questions: John Roberto

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  John RobertoVibrant Faith       In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask one member of the GenOn Ministries Advisory Council the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? We know that intergenerational relationships and community life are essential for nurturing and sustaining a life of Christian faith and discipleship—in the young and in the old. Research is now providing evidence of the enduring importance of intergenerational experiences for the formation of faith in the younger generations, as...

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Parents' Corner: Spiritual Transformation in Our Children and Youth

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    Shirley CarlsonLa Crescenta Presbyterian Church     How do we know if our children are growing spiritually? According to Barna’s research in the book Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, “a person’s moral foundation is either based on Christian spirituality and God’s Word, or, it is based on worldly perspectives.” I am sure you prefer the former to the latter. A lot of our children’s spiritual development is aided by what they learn at church, especially through a ministry such as LOGOS. However, spiritual development must also be encouraged at home. You can find a review of Barna’s book...

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Partnering with families in faith formation

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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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