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Creating Advent & Christmas Faith Practices in a Box for Your Congregation

This year we’re going to need to be giving our families creative ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas at home. Now, more than ever, families are going to be celebrating Advent and Christmas at home. I created this tutorial to show you one way of using Faithful Families For Advent and Christmas to create “Advent …

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Pew Boxes for Interactive Worship

Over the past few years, in an effort to build intergenerational community, many congregations have set their worship spaces up to include a designated area for young worshipers. Dubbed “pray-grounds,” these spaces sometimes offer child friendly furniture, resources, and lessons for young people in worship. I highlighted a number of them in this article. Though …

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How to Transform Scarcity Mentality to Abundance Mentality in Ministry

Do you feel like your ministry is marked by a lack of time, volunteers and money? You’re not alone. Many ministry leaders feel this way, and while there’s no “one size fits all” remedy, I’ve come to believe an abundance mentality is part of a successful ministry. The idea of abundance mentality comes from Stephen …

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Corsage and Boutonnières on the Cheap… New Members, Confirmation, Etc.

I love getting good ideas (and giving them) for DIY stuff on Pinterest and have a whole board full of ideas for church stuff. For me a perfect “Do it Yourself” project should have all of the following to be considered a success: There should be some significant reason to do the project myself vs. purchasing …

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