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Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

Bridging Gaps Through LOGOS

Summer Church Planning

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Talking About Faith at Home

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Denominations Come Together for a Common Purpose

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Betsy DishmanTraining CoordinatorGenOn Ministries   What would inspire seven churches, including Presbyterian (PCUSA), United Methodist, Presbyterian (ECO), Nondenominational, and Free Methodist to gather together? If you answered, “a desire to provide excellent ministry for children and youth,” you’re right! This common goal helps to build bridges in communities where Christian churches of various denominations and backgrounds can benefit from learning and networking together.   Recently First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA offered a Children’s Ministry Gathering led by GenOn. The takeaways for participants could be applied to midweek ministry, Sunday mornings in Sunday School or LIFT, and other areas of...

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Bridging Gaps Through LOGOS

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Jenni NesbittDirector of Christian FormationSt. Paul's UMC, Coronado, CA The Bridge is our LOGOS ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Coronado, California.  We decided to call our program The Bridge for several reasons.  One of our biggest goals with The Bridge is to narrow or bridge the generational gaps that exist in our congregation.  We wanted our youth to interact openly and easily with other members of our congregation despite their age.  We also saw The Bridge as a way to reach our students mid-week.  To be able to bridge their faith from a Sunday-only mindset to a...

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Summer Church Planning

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Amanda Hinthorn moderated a chat in the LOGOS Ministry Ideas Facebook Group on church planning for the summer. Ideas were shared about what works in our ministries and about ways we keep families connected to our church over the summer months. We brainstormed new and creative ways to make summer ministry engaging for all.  Discussion questions included: What is your favorite ministry your church offers in the summer months and why? Are you trying any "Summer Experiments" in worship or other areas? What do you do to promote outdoor spiritual growth? What do you try differently in the summer with...

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Introducing John Roberto, Our New GenOn Board Member

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It is our honor to share that John Roberto has accepted a call to serve on the GenOn Ministries Board of Directors. John is on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries where he serves as the coordinator of training services and the Vibrant Faith Institute. 

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Talking About Faith at Home

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Where can parents (and grandparents) turn for help for faith formation at home? We recommend several resources, blogs, and books in response to that request from our Partner Churches to help with faith formation at home.  

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