Merry Christmas – Bible Gateway Blog – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway “…the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger….” (Luke 2:15-16) [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, 15 Bible Verses That Tell the Christmas Story] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Romans Road to Salvation] Learn all about Jesus by becoming…

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Imagine Argentine – Youth Entrepreneurs on the Move… – Youth Ministry Christian Article

On Thursday, June 28, at 6:30-8pm, these young entrepreneurs will be pitching their concepts to friends, family, community stakeholders and social investors for Imagine Argentine’s Pitch Night. It will be held at Snack Shack KC, a social enterprise launched by a group of innovative teens who saw the need for a safe place for youth to hang out with their friends after school and a way to reduce urban blight by turning one of Argentine’s many empty storefronts into a thriving new business. Join us to see…

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Do Your Volunteers Know You Care? – Orange Leaders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A few weeks ago, I sat in on staff meeting with the kid’s ministry team from my church, Cross Point in Nashville, Tenn. This is an amazing team. They lead kids ministries at six different campuses all over the greater Nashville area. But, they come together each week to meet as one team, one church body. There are so many things I would love to share from our meeting, but I would have to write a book, not a blog…

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For What Should You Be Grateful? Here’s the Bible’s List. – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 In the Bible, thanksgiving to God—both for his work and for his person—is a major theme. The apostle Paul tells us we should prioritize expressing our gratitude as an act of Christian discipleship. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, 23 Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude] To help us focus our… This is…

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Youthworkers, Join us for a Morning with Mark DeVries – Foundations of Sustainable Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Foundations of Sustainable Youth Ministry Mark DeVries Mark has trained youth workers across the United States and Canada, as well as in Russia, Uganda, South Africa, Ecuador, Trinidad, Nicaragua, and Northern Ireland, working with a wide variety of denominations. He has taught courses or been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and seminaries. Mark is the author of a number of books, including Sustainable Youth Ministry (IVP, 2008). Mark serves as the chairman of the board for the Center for…

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It’s Ascension Day! Here’s What It Means for You – Christian Article

By Daniel Marrs Forty days after Jesus rose from the grave, another miracle marked the completion of Jesus’ earthly ministry: the Ascension. This episode doesn’t get as much attention as Jesus’ birth, crucifixion, or resurrection. Christmas and Easter are major cultural events, even outside of Christian circles. But for many Christians, Ascension Day passes by with hardly a murmur of recognition or excitement. Why is that? Maybe it’s because the Ascension seems a little strange. A man floating into the…

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The Perfect Graduation Gift (It Can be Hard to Find!) – Christian Article

By Melinda Bouma That season is quickly upon us, in which family, friends, babysitters, youth group kids, neighbors, our colleagues’ kids, and perhaps our very own kids are graduating. When it’s your own child, you know them well enough to know what they want (or need). But the older we get, the more frequently we may be invited to graduation parties for the children of our friends or colleagues; for 17- and 18-year-olds we don’t know well. And in those…

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8 Bible Blessings for Your Mother – Christian Article

Content manager for Bible Gateway Among the Ten Commandments is the directive to “honor your father and your mother.” [Browse the Gifts for Mothers section in the Bible Gateway Store.] The following are blessings from the Bible you can pray on Mother’s Day (and all year) to show the great esteem with which you hold your mother. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Four Biblical Mothers to Remember on Mother’s Day (and Lots of Devotions for Moms)] Numbers 6:24-26 (VOICE)…

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