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Targeting Comprehensive Christian Education, page 3

Suggestion: Do this 2-3 hour activity with all of your church leaders. Give this scenario: You have 15 new Christians who know nothing about the Bible. You have 3 hours to meet and disciple them every week. You must determine what they should know, be, and be able to do after 3 years. By the … Continued

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Targeting Comprehensive Christian Education, page 2

Let’s go a bit further before offering some suggestions and solutions. If you or an outside consultant were to analyze your church programs, my educated guess is you or they will find very active churches with many enjoyable programs. But what is being accomplished toward true discipleship (another good CE word!). You will find Sunday … Continued

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Jesus, Tell Us About Christmas

Do you need a sermon or devotional idea for Christmas? Dr. George Fuller, pastor, former seminary professor and president and presently a member of the CEP Committee, Seniors’ Ministry consultant, offers the following sermon outline for you for your consideration. Our thanks to Dr. Fuller for making this available.

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Small Group Based Student Ministry, continued

What Kind of Youth Group Could Benefit from a Small Group Centered Youth Ministry? A foundation of small groups is not ideal for all youth ministries. Some ministries do not experience any of the problems listed at the beginning of this article. Some larger youth ministries have extremely effective evangelistic large groups and effective small … Continued

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Great Expectations and Gospel Realities – Part 2, continued

continued from page 1 In what ways do intergenerational relationships impact a women’s ministry? Intergenerational relationships within a women’s ministry provide diversity and strength. If we all looked alike and thought alike, what fun would there be in attempting to come up with a new theme or a new program or a new avenue of … Continued

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Making Kingdom Disciples: The Kingdom Framework, continued

R. J.: That’s a wonderful thing to have a framework or perspective from which to view tragedies like that, but some people would say, “I’m glad that works for you, but it doesn’t work for me.” What would you say to somebody like that? Charles: I would say try it. A French philosopher by the … Continued

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Christian Education – More than Just Sunday School, continued

Let me go one more step, and on this one I will tread lightly – preaching. How many of you pastors have your sermons thought through for the next year? If not, why not? What is it you are trying to accomplish? What really scares me about well-meaning preachers is when they say to me … Continued