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Giving to Meet the Need

Giving to Meet the Need

Every holiday season, people struggle with the question, “How can I give so that a ministry is blessed and my gift actually addresses the need?” For the discipleship ministry of the PCA, there are a number of ways that churches and individuals give. The “ministry ask” is the amount per member that CEP requests from … Continued

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A wrong paradigm of the church and the kingdom of God

A wrong paradigm of the church and the kingdom of God There is much confusion and misunderstanding about God, truth, Christianity, the church and the broader kingdom. Consequently, growing out of that confusion, we have shortchanged those things. We have gone to several extremes such as: truth is for the church and the church’s role … Continued

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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