Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Youth Leader Data Form Submission

CEP offers a placement service which connects available youth leaders with churches seeking to fill youth staff positions.Youth leaders–may open this article to submit their data form to our “Candidate Database”. Churches may send an email tocep@pcanet.org or call 678-825-1154 to receive resumes of potential candidates.

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Women in the Church Trainers

CEP has assembled seven women who are gifted trainers who canhelp the women in your church realize a Biblical perspective of their relationship with Christ, their family and the church. They will challenge and train women to understand their helper design, cultivate community and engage in life-changing ministries.

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Our Amazing Teens

Studies continue to show there is a short window of opportunity for information to be acted on until it becomes irrelevant. This reality makes me wonder if student ministries that talk about dropping nets and following Christ, stepping out in faith, dying to self, living for Christ, being salt and light, and going into all the world to make disciples but do not give students opportunities to do these things, or that only allow students a chance to lead recreation at VBS once a year, might actually be guilty of perpetuating the myth of the irrelevance of God’s Word to “real” life.

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Leadership Role of Directors of Women’s Ministries

Aware of the growing number and significant leadership role of Directors of Women’s Ministries in local PCA churches, CEP continues to provide a defined fellowship aimed at equipping these women for ministries that unite with an overall Christian education and discipleship focus. Nate Shurden, teaching elder at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, was the speaker at the 2009 gathering.

They Will Still Bear Fruit in Old Age

Most books and articles about senior ministry focus on serving seniors and call us to help in meeting their needs. While this call is important and clear biblical imperatives call us to that ministry, most seniors do not have the pressing issues and disabilities that require mercy ministry. Few of our seniors are in nursing homes or severely disabled; and all of them, except perhaps those with advanced dementia, are capable of serving Jesus. What a great challenge and opportunity! All seniors must be challenged to honor the Lord in their lives and by their ministry. Some, perhaps many, indeed do so.

How We Teach and How They Learn, Part 3

Part 1 of this article introduced the subject of learning styles and described the four basic ways we process new information. Part 2 described the way we perceive new information, concrete or abstract, and the different ways we order that new information, sequential or random. Part 3 will explain the three basic ways we take in new information.