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Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Karen Hodge December 2, 2015   During this time of the year, there are many indicators that our lives are full. Consider all the delicious food that fills our stomachs at holiday meals.  Our wallets are filled with receipts from gifts purchased. Holiday décor overflows all the way to our street. So if our lives … Continued

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A Parent’s Toolbox

A Parent’s Toolbox

Lisa Updike November 16, 2015   This article was originally written for families at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA, by the church’s Children’s Ministry Director, Lisa Updike. Therefore, it references practices and resources particular to a local church. However, most of the content gives applicable advice to parents as they seek to help their … Continued

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Children in Corporate Worship

Children in Corporate Worship

Barksdale Pullen November 16, 2015   During the Perimeter Conference lunch panel discussion, John Kwasny referenced teaching by Dr. Barksdale Pullen on the issue of children in corporate worship.  Many of you have asked about this, so here is a wonderful article he wrote on this several years ago.  (Remember, there are many different views … Continued

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Children’s Ministry 101: Lesson 1 – Begin with Parents

Children’s Ministry 101: Lesson 1 – Begin with Parents

Dr. John C. Kwasny November 11, 2015   This article was originally published by Dr. Kwasny on his blog at One Story Ministries. It can be found here. So, you’ve been called to lead your church’s children’s ministry.  Congratulations!  You are entering into the vital work of telling “the next generation the glorious deeds of our LORD … Continued

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The Fall, the Family, and the Covenant Community

The Fall, the Family, and the Covenant Community

DANNY MITCHELL October 21, 2015   The methodology of any church’s ministry to adolescents should grow out of a marriage between biblical theology and ministry context.  If we understand ministry to youth in its simplest form—believing adults from inside and outside the nuclear family who invest of themselves in children and youth— then we can begin … Continued

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Youth Culture Moment: Afraid to Listen

Youth Culture Moment: Afraid to Listen

DANNY MITCHELL October 21, 2015   One of the challenges of being an adult who works with mid-adolescents (13-18 years old) is age. Each year you grow one year older and become one year further removed from the world which teenagers inhabit.  I continue to believe the best way to enter into this world is to … Continued