In Case You Missed It (December 2020)

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Each week, dozens of new posts are added on The Network. Because of this, it can be easy to miss or forget about posts. To help, I’ll be sharing a roundup of timely posts (dubbed In Case You Missed It) at the beginning of each month. Be sure to pass along any articles that you appreciated!  

Looking for an Advent or Christmas book to give to the families in your church? Check out this collection of children’s story books.

Blue Christmas? These holiday worship resources from Mental Health Ministries allow worshipers to reflect and accept the reality of where we are emotionally, and offer a message of hope in the midst of our darkness.

Preaching fresh, inspiring messages at Christmas can be a real challenge. Verlyn Verbrugge offers tips in the article What to Preach at Christmas.  

It is with great courage that worship leaders deviate from the traditional Christmas carols at Christmas but there may be situations which call for introducing new songs this Christmas

Thinking of sending your missionary a care package? Here are 4 questions to ask first. 

Looking for someone to head up your youth ministry? Check out this helpful 30-page guide titled Hiring a Youth Pastor or Director: What Churches and New Hires Should Know

How do we cope with the ever-growing plague of loneliness? Christian author and speaker Jolene DeHeer suggests the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude

Do you have rocks or blocks? You can do these Advent Activities.

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