Yearly Archives: 2009

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You Are My Friends…

I remember when I first began teaching high school students thirty years ago. I was told never to smile before Christmas and to make sure they knew who was boss. I was quite young then, so there was “some” wisdom in those words. However, now as I teach our high school class at church, I see a need to be much more honest and real with these young people.

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Doing, Hearing, and Seeing God’s Word

The Covenant of Grace. How do we teach this great doctrine of our faith? God is with us. How does God in his Word teach this great promise to us? He definitely uses all of the learning styles. Abraham heard the voice of God and the people heard the thunder at Mount Sinai. God illustrates the vast reaches of his promise through the stars in the sky. The Israelites travel through the wilderness guided by a cloud and pillar of fire. And over and over, they experience the physical reality of his presence as he protects and provides for their bodily needs. It is a spoken covenant, sealed with a physical and visible sign.

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Three-year discipleship curriculum for teen girls

FAQ’s . . . Q. Do the girls need a copy of the text?A. No. Q. Do I really need the text and the Leader’s Guide?A. Yes-The text gives the substance of what you will teach. The Leader’s Guide gives a lesson plan to adapt the material to teens and provides answers for the questions … Continued

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WIC 101: Women In the Church in the PCA

WIC Resources Visit the PCA CE Bookstorewww.cepbookstore.com or call 1-800-283-1357 to order materials or to receive a complete catalog with prices and descriptions. WIC Ministry to Teens VISION: For Women In the Church to help cultivate a nurturing environment which will attract girls inside and outside the church in order to teach them the joy … Continued

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WIC 101: Women In the Church in the PCA

WIC Core Curriculum Q. What is it?A. The WIC Core Curriculum is written for the specific purpose of teaching a biblical philosophy of womanhood and some of the corporate implications of that philosophy. These corporate implications give definition and focus to a women’s ministry in a local church. One implication is that woman’s helper design … Continued

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A Case Statement for PCA Christian Eduation and Publications

It is in mastering the rigors of Reformed theology that Christians learn to use their minds, and develop a logical framework for their faith. Asking and answering pre-suppositional, conceptual and integrative questions about all areas of truth. CEP’s ministry is specifically targeted to help leaders, teachers and officers build onthis firm foundation.

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Today’s Teenagers–the Future of the Church

Perhaps the next time your church has a significant prayer need, you should move your teenagers out of the “future of the church” holding pen and into the ministry of your church by asking them to lead the prayer meeting. Based on my YXL experiences this summer, I have a sneaking suspicion that the adults of your church may be encouraged and challenged

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What do Youth Ministers Do All Day?

If I could offer any advice to youth directors… it would be to make sure that you are constantly communicating to other staff, elders, and parents who you are, what you do, and what is going on in the youth program.

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The Christian Mind: How Should A Christian Think?

The main thing that underscores our being the image of God is namely our ability and capacity to think. How tragic when we do not. People in general, but Christians in particular, face some extremely serious, complicated, and complex issues. The need to know how to think from a Christian perspective has never been more urgent.