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Don't Sit Still. It's Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to break from routine and help kids tap into new missions opportunities.

Missions Camp: A Lasting Impact

Nearly 15 years ago, I stepped into a place that would soon become one of my favorite places on the planet. There were no TVs or cell phones—just the excitement of young girls ready for an amazing week. This place I have come to love is the girls’ missions camp in Farmington, Maine.

Transitioning to Student Missions

Your older GAs, RAs, or CAs are likely getting excited about big changes coming as they move into seventh grade and join the student ministry of your church.

Get Real: Parenting Millennials Requires Authenticity and Vulnerability

Parenting Millennials

A godly woman once shared, “Laura, you will always love your children more than your parents.” I was startled and a bit horrified by that statement back then but have come to understand it as I’ve grown older.

Time to Celebrate!

With the end of the school year approaching, it is time to begin planning and organizing an annual recognition service.

Families on Mission: 9 Practical Ways to Use Family Vacation as a Missions Trip

Summer is just around the corner, and plans for fun family vacations have already begun! Share the following ideas with your GA, RA, or CA families to encourage them to add a missional element to their next trip.  

Missing Mayberry

children and postmodernism

We certainly don't live in Mayberry anymore, and for those of us who are missing the simpler times that television of the past portrayed, we are not alone. What has changed? Many television shows, video games, and even music today are based on killing, death, cruelty, insults, and destruction.

Scorecard or Mirror? Teaching Children to Love Jesus Boldly

children sharing the gospel

Flashback to the past decades. It was an age of dos and don’ts. Do check the right boxes. Do bring a tithe. Do come to Sunday School. Do read the Bible. Do invite others. Don’t miss church, and so on.

Ideas for Recognition Services

It’s time to recognize your kids! Need some ideas?

What is Postmodernism? Bridging the Gap

Postmodernism is a growing mind-set in our society. Just what is postmodernism? It’s a collection of beliefs whereby a person subscribes to universal acceptance, tolerance, and open-mindedness in all things.

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