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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Vacation Bible School

Meredith Mahon Morris June 12, 2017

School is out, which means the season of Vacation Bible School is upon us! Many of us have fond memories of fun VBS days filled with themed snacks and crafts, and Bible story time. While kids enjoy the five days of VBS activities, they have no idea how many months it may have taken to… Continue Reading »

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School Rhythms to Help your Church

Meredith Mahon Morris August 15, 2016

As families prepare to send their students back to school, they are also re-establishing the daily rhythms and traditions of “normal” life. For many, this means a return to more consistent church attendance. This yearly phenomena provides every church an opportunity to re-acquaint people with the life of the church. That means plugging people into… Continue Reading »

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How to Get Young People to Give (and Give Regularly)

John Gilman July 20, 2016

Young people often have a long list of of legitimate excuses for why they don’t give tithes and offerings to their churches. Minimum wage jobs, unpaid internships, student loans, newly married, a new family, uncertainty about the future are just some of them. The bottom line is that young people don’t feel like they have a… Continue Reading »

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How to Help Your Teenagers Become Church Fundraising Pros

John Gilman June 23, 2016

The formative teenage years provide incredible opportunities to grow in relationship to the Lord.  Most of these are surrounded by trips away from home either on mission trips or summer camps.  These trips with a youth group from a church can be quite costly for families as there is usually travel involved, but they are something… Continue Reading »

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How to Read God’s Word with Your Kids (and Not Lose Your Mind)

John Gilman June 20, 2016

Kids’ ministry is the funnest and most rewarding ministry in the church with a great return on investment. Parents have the greatest responsibility and ability to impact their children’s spirituality.  Kids’ ministries must equip and inspire parents to disciple their children by consistently reading God’s Word together. Reading the Bible together transforms families, but parents… Continue Reading »

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Retaining Students Beyond Graduation

John Gilman June 15, 2016

A month or so ago, high schools held graduation ceremonies. Soon, the graduates in your youth group will likely head to college in the fall. Some may remain local, but others may not. In either case, churches face a harsh reality. Every summer when graduates enter their next level of education, attendance takes a hit…. Continue Reading »

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Keeping Up with the Revolving Door of Youth Leaders

John Gilman June 14, 2016

Let’s face the facts. Youth programs are revolving doors. Most young people stay involved for 3-5 years before aging out and moving away to college or on to other ministry areas. Youth ministers/pastors don’t last forever. They average just 3.9 years in their position. Youth leaders come and go as the demands of life free… Continue Reading »

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