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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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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.