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Road Trip: Connections in the Car

Youth Ministry: All about the relationships

2 New Sites for Christian Education Help

So many ideas for Lent!

11 Good Rules of Fundraising

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Road Trip: Connections in the Car

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Each Wednesday, I pick up Mary and Neera for LOGOS and then take them home afterward. Their mother doesn't drive, and their father's work schedule prevents him from taking them to or from LOGOS. The girls really wanted to come to LOGOS, and so a bit reluctantly I agreed to drive them each week. In the car, we chat about their day at school (kindergarten and first grade) -- what they're reading and what they played at recess. We also talk about the night's theme and menu for LOGOS (I'm in charge of the meals!). I don't see them during LOGOS. So...

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Youth Ministry: All about the relationships

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"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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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!

Posted by Liz Perraud at

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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