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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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Engaging Younger Children and Their Families

John Gilman June 9, 2016

One major key to a growing church is reaching young families.  This is a lot easier said than done.  However, there are some steps that church leadership can make in this area to engaging families with young children.  Most moms and dads with young children are looking for a place for their kids to learn… Continue Reading »

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4 Easy Ways to Study the Bible as a Family

John Gilman June 2, 2016

Let’s face it, there are lots of elements of parenting that are intimidating. Right from the start there are just so many choices to make! What kind of car seat to buy, when to start solid foods, what age to start potty training, preschool or no preschool, the decisions seem endless! As parents we research… Continue Reading »

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Increasing Youth Retention and Involvement in Your Church

John Gilman June 1, 2016

Families have long been the cornerstone of church congregations. Parents bring their children to church every Sunday. At a certain point, it becomes the children’s choice and responsibility to decide if they want to continue going to church every Sunday or not. That’s why it’s so important to show your children God’s grace and make… Continue Reading »

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Including Kids in Small Groups Benefits the Whole Community

John Gilman May 31, 2016

Before kids, life was simpler, but it was a lot less fun. After kids, things get crazy. Everything takes more time, and you wonder what you did before the little ones were around. Going places with your kids becomes an adventure. You pack up everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You make sure… Continue Reading »

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