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Why Is Youth Group Important? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Why is youth group important? Read this letter to parents of teenagers. Dear Parents of Teenagers, Thanks for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like an uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off when they call), coach (helping them perfect their sport), tutor (working with them on homework), guidance counselor (preparing them for the future) and, sometimes, a jockey (pushing them to cross the finish line…without a whip of course!)…all wrapped…

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Break Your Child’s Will But Not Their Spirit – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Discipline balanced with love is the key to parenting. From the time they were just a baby, one of our four children had a will that was noticeably stronger than the others. I can remember the days of them growing up and getting in trouble time and time again because of their stubbornness and unwillingness to conform. There’s one situation in particular that I remember quite well. Our child was about six years old at the time, and there was…

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Reuniting Generations in Our Churches – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Recently there’s been a return to cross-generational and intergenerational communities and contexts with reuniting generations in our generations. This is mostly because of the research being done on the importance of multigenerational community. (Source). As crazy as it seems to us, it’s actually quite normal and quite healthy for us to be reuniting generations to spend quality time together. But, let’s be honest: The way society is currently structured, connecting with generations outside of our own can feel uncomfortable and…

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8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Here are 8 ways to shape your family spiritually that echo: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and…

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The Redemptive Side of Being Fired – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, or whatever verbiage the church uses, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience. After being fired, you embark on such a difficult journey and it is so easy to let the negative creep in. But what if it was all part of a bigger plan? What if God has a bigger plan afoot and even though you are going through what seems like hell, it will all end up for…

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How Do You Help the Single Dads in Your Church? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

When many people think “single parent” they automatically think of the single mom. While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dads are on the rise. According to research published in 2013 and released by the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends in the article “The Rise of Single Fathers” minor children living in a home headed by a single dad has increased about nine-fold since the 1960s. In 2011 the number was 2.6 million minor…

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