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Building a Christ-Centered Learning Community

It’s time! The new school year is here. If you are a teacher for Sunday school or weekday programs, you are probably eager to gather with your class and start learning more about Jesus together. What’s the most important part of your time together? Is it learning Bible stories, Bible truths, and how they apply…

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School’s Right Around the Corner—and here’s your backpack blessing!

When it comes to “making disciples,” the early years are so significant! The messages children receive from the individual Christians around them matter. A lot! So how will you leverage the beginning of a new school year to remind the kids you care about that Jesus will guide, love, protect, and forgive them in the…

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God, My Father– a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his witness will encourage you for your own life of witness!   As you begin, read Luke 15:11–24. Heavenly Father, you have invited us to call you our Father,…

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Sharing Spaces — how to make it work

As we work together in our church buildings, most of us share rooms or spaces with others. Meeting rooms are usually used by many different groups. In some settings, preschool or day care classrooms are used on Sunday mornings for Sunday school classes. Common areas are used by many people coming and going to a…

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I’m Getting’ Hungry!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Are you hungry? Well, where would you like to eat? Vacations often mean eating out, and our options are plentiful! If you’ve driven to a vacation spot, there’s a good chance that you’ve made several stops at fast-food restaurants. If you’re camping, you’ll almost certainly be eating out—eating outside! God is so good in making…

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3 Keys to Women’s Ministry that Works Today

Our women’s ministry draws only women in their 70s. How can we get more younger women involved?  We used to have 20-25 women show up regularly. Why is our attendance dwindling?  St. Startup down the block has a gazillion women in their women’s group. What are they doing that we can imitate?  We don’t have…

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Making Mission Trips Meaningful

Where are you going this summer?  In years past, people would have answered the Grand Canyon or Door County, Disney World or the Badlands, Grandpa’s farm or my aunt’s condo in Florida. Lots of people do still enjoy spending time relaxing in those places. But many Christians today are just as likely to spend part of…

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Making Memoriesa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Without looking at a calendar, do you remember what you did one month ago today? How about what you ate for supper one week ago? Probably not. But you most likely remember where you went on your last vacation or trip, what you did, and maybe even some of the restaurants where you dined. Vacations…

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“Thank You, Teacher!”

A parent pauses in the hallway after class to tell the teacher, “Jeremy is learning a lot in Sunday school. Thank you!” The pastor makes a special effort several times each year to stop by the children’s classrooms and give a quick thumbs-up to the staff working there. Even though he will be a few…

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