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Will LOGOS help a church grow?

They never kicked me out when they could have

All for the cost of a postcard stamp

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Will LOGOS help a church grow?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

At GenOn Ministries we're often asked if implementing LOGOS will help a church grow. Grow how? Grow relationally? Absolutely! Longtime members, newbies, folks of multiple generations will grow to know one another more deeply. As long as a congregation is intentional about implementing LOGOS well and providing enough time and opportunity to create and deepen relationships, the people will grow.                                                   Grow spiritually? Yes! The LOGOS approach purposefully nurtures the mind, body and spirit as you...

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They never kicked me out when they could have

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Rev. Brian Diebold, pastor of Verona United Presbyterian Church (Pittsburgh, PA) says… “I grew up going to LOGOS at First Presbyterian Church, Ottumwa, Iowa. I always knew I wanted to be a pastor, though I didn't make things easy on my teachers and youth leaders. I was a handful, and part of the reason that I am a pastor today is that the people at my church stuck with me and never kicked me out when they easily could have. When we were looking for a way to supplement our after school ministry at Verona United Presbyterian, LOGOS seemed like...

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All for the cost of a postcard stamp

Posted by Liz Perraud at

This year we resurrected an old practice at LOGOS at my church--mailing "we missed you" postcards from table families to anyone absent from Family Time dinner that night. They are simple, pre-made cover stock cards that say "We sure missed you at our table at LOGOS tonight and hope to see you again soon!" with the LOGOS logo and room for everyone to sign their first name. A Family Time volunteer walks around the room with cards and asks table families how many they need. There's often at least one person out--sick, too much homework, missing a block of LOGOS...

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Intergenerational?

Posted by Liz Perraud at

We’re often asked to explain why LOGOS is an intergenerational gathering. Does it mean that there are classes and choirs for the adults as well as the children and youth? Our answer is that it could mean that! But more importantly it means that the adults are involved more on the giving and mentoring end rather than the receiving and learning end. And of course, the more we give and mentor, the more we receive and learn! LOGOS is primarily a ministry to benefit the young people in the church and requires the participation of many adults to teach, lead,...

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Who is My Neighbor?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

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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