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LOGOS: Intergenerational connectedness

Youth Summits give to DeHaven Grant

What does a GenOn Partner look like?

Seeking Volunteers?

Youth Ministry: All about the relationships

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LOGOS: Intergenerational connectedness

Posted by Liz Perraud at

October is Share Your Story Month at GenOn. Rev. Suzanne Stout of First Christian Church of Des Moines, Iowa shares... Last year a couple of our high school youth began volunteering in our elementary program of LOGOS and on our kitchen crew for the hour before the high school program begins each week. Our oldest volunteer is in his 90s, and comes faithfully each week. He attends our training sessions, and seeks to get to know the families and the children throughout the year. We re-aligned our kitchen jobs to better fit the stamina of our older members, and now have...

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Youth Summits give to DeHaven Grant

Posted by Liz Perraud at

By Kelly Kaufman Each summer high school youth, young adults, and adult leaders gather together for a week to grow in their faith, in their commitment to Christ, and in community with each other. GenOn Youth Summit West is held in Estes Park, Colorado and GenOn Youth Summit East is held in Wheeling, West Virginia. Participants spend the week experiencing all four parts of LOGOS every day along with dedicated time for mission in the surrounding community.   Each year the participants dedicate their Friday worship offering to support a variety of local or national organizations. This year they collectively...

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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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Seeking Volunteers?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Lots of emails are coming in seeking help in staffing for LOGOS this fall. Are you having trouble getting people to “step up to the plate” to serve in any ministry of the church? Let’s get something really clear, they rarely do just “step up”! So we need to find another way to engage people in ministry. Lots of adults--representing many generations. Our goal is not just to staff programs, but to build lots of healthy Christ-centered relationships in our faith community. God didn’t wait for people to come (or even make general pulpit announcements). God called people to come. By...

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Youth Ministry: All about the relationships

Posted by Liz Perraud at

"What I Wish I Knew When I Started Youth Ministry" is from guest blogger Betsy Hanzelin on Jan Edmiston's Church for Starving Artists blog. You'll find great wisdom whether you've just started or are more than a few years in. Most of the advice applies not only to youth ministry but to those working with children too.  The core of what Betsy offers is precisely what we've been saying for more than 50 years...relationships matter. You'll find her idea that as the lead ministry person, your relationship with your students should be at the bottom of the list both challenging and...

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