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2 New Sites for Christian Education Help

So many ideas for Lent!

11 Good Rules of Fundraising

Better Than You Think You Are

Church Family Gathers for a Very Blessed Summer

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2 New Sites for Christian Education Help

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Looking for some great resources and ideas for your intergenerational faith community? Kathy Dawson, Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), recently announced two web-based Christian education resources. Hope4ce.net is described as a place where innovative ideas and lesson plans can be shared for Christian Education. There is also a companion Facebook group called "Hope4CE." Kathy shares that Hope4CE was an idea that emerged from conversations she's had with church educators over the last few years. A student of hers wondered what small membership churches (or churches with small Christian education budgets) do when they can't afford published...

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So many ideas for Lent!

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Bring all ages together on a day that works for your church to study the story of Jesus teaching Nicodemus. The menu suggestion offers...

 

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11 Good Rules of Fundraising

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It's that time of year when many of us are planning fundraisers for summer youth activities like mission trips, the GenOn Youth Summit, and/or denominational youth gatherings. Here's a great article from Center for Youth Ministry Training that gives 11 good rules of fundraising. We especially like #8: Intergenerational (involve the whole church in supporting your cause). What would you add? What's been your most successful fundraiser?   

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Better Than You Think You Are

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I was away all last week, attending (and "vending") at the fabulous Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) Annual Event in Baltimore. It was inspiring, encouraging, challenging, and I was really glad to be a part of it. But it also meant that I was out of the office for most of the week. And so Monday morning was a little bit overwhelming. As I got ready to start my work day, my mind was crammed with a "to do" list that I was not excited to face. And then I realized that I should be thankful to have such a...

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Church Family Gathers for a Very Blessed Summer

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Have you found yourself hoping for a Vacation Bible School resource that is truly intergenerational? A curriculum that doesn’t just include lots of children and adults but is intentional about bringing the generations together to study, play, eat, and worship? Something different than the traditional “VBS in a can”? Last summer, we at GenOn Ministries surveyed lots of Christian educators and asked,   If we were to create a great intergenerational Vacation Bible School curriculum, what would you NEED included in the resource? Are take-homes essential? Ability to purchase decorations? Would it be sufficient to point you in the direction...

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