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The Ultimate Toolkit for Children’s Ministry Leaders

Ministry with children is a big job. It’s an important job. The Children’s Ministry toolkit was designed to provide you with the support you need to do the work you do.

Faith NurtureSunday School
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"That Was the Best Thing I Heard Today"

I hesitated at first and was going to say no, but I began sharing that my story was different from theirs because I don’t live in their world of business. I shared how I left the business world to follow God’s call to ministry.

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Devotional
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Focus on the Cross This Lent

A Lenten resource from Today daily devotional to help you actively prepare for Easter this year.

Faith NurtureSmall Groups
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How Planned Spontaneity Grows Faith

I’m convinced that the most authentic faith formation happens in organic, everyday, non-formal interactions with the people God puts in our circles.

Faith NurtureParenting
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Lent in the Christian Reformed Tradition

Growing up in a Christian Reformed Church, I can’t say that I was very aware of the season of Lent. However, my ability to experience Lent has grown proportionately with my involvement in planning worship.

Faith NurtureWorship
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Try This at Home: Four Resources for Lent

Like many parents I’m interested in increasing my understanding of how I and my family might live into and live out of Lent. Here are four resources we’ll be using this year.

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Lent With Children: Simplified Stations of the Cross

The themes entwined in the Lenten season — self-examination, lament, mortality — aren’t easy concepts for kids to wrap their brains around. For Lent this year, consider adding visual and tactile elements to your observation of Lent.

Faith NurtureSunday School
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Just Can't Call It Even

God has given us our lives twice: first through creation and then through the death and resurrection of God the Son. Maybe like Sheldon Cooper we'd rather not live with a sense of biding indebtedness, but there it is. 

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Making a Commitment to Blessing

Scripture is clear that believers are blessed to be a blessing. What practical ideas do you have for being a blessing to others in your church and community?

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How Faith Grows in Children and Teens

Faith is mysterious. No matter what we do in church or at home, we can’t make faith happen. But, like a farmer, there’s much we can do to till the “soil” that faith grows in. 

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Ten Ways to Strengthen Intergenerational Worship

Weekly worship gatherings are the family reunions of God’s people. But we don’t always remember to fully include people of all ages on Sunday mornings. Here are ten ways to build intergenerational worship practices at your church.

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Introverts in the Church

A biblical vision of worship that puts God on display through relationships that encourage both introverts and extroverts to go deep into their inner worlds while at the same time moving outward in sacrificial love.

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Spiritual Characteristics of Children and Teens

While each person’s spiritual journey is unique, there are common patterns. This helpful brochure explores how children and teens of different ages experience God and grow in faith.

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Ten Ways U.S. Churches Can Welcome Immigrants

Immigrants today are a blessing to our congregations, communities, families, economy, and country. This resource shares ten ideas for showing hospitality and experiencing the blessings immigrants bring.

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Ten Ways to Do Justice

Seeking justice is a spiritual discipline — a tangible way for us to express our faith by obeying the commands to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This resource shares 10 tips for North Americans who want to follow Christ in seeking justice today.

Biblical JusticeFaith Nurture
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The Power of Cross Pollination

Sometimes we resist cross pollination out of fear. Fear of losing our youth to another youth group. Fear of our children leaving the protective bubble. The problem, of course, is  the bubble works against resilience and spiritual confidence.

Faith NurtureYouth Ministry
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Writing as a Spiritual Habit

In the writing we can deal with ourselves and the world in hopefully more healthy and whole ways. The written word need not be a weapon to bludgeon others. It can be a safe place between you and the Creator. 

Faith Nurture
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An Impoverished New Year

For 2018, let this year be different. Let this year be the year in which you empty yourself as Jesus did. Let this year be the year that you become impoverished as Jesus did, giving of Himself.

Faith Nurture
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Medenblog: “What Do You Take for Granted?”

This is a time of year for giving thanks and making memories with family and friends. It's also a time of year when we promise to NOT take things for granted. And yet, we do. How can we do better in this area? 

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Has Anyone Tried Bible Journaling?

Have any Network readers tried Bible journaling? What do you like or dislike about it?

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Spiritual Characteristics of Teens Part Two - Webinar Recording

In part two of this webinar series, we look deeply into what makes teens "tick" spiritually and how that impacts them, their families, and the church's ministries.

Faith NurtureYouth Ministry
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The Game Within the Game

I love watching my boys play football, and I love it even more now that I better understand “the game within the game.” But I really love the local church. And like in football, sometimes our playbooks need to change. 

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