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Generations Quest Official Launch on May 1, 2017

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For the past month I've been talking about Generations Quest and today I'm happy to announce our official launch will be on May 1, 2017! Generations Quest is a resource which will allow the generations in your church - grandparents, parents and children of all ages - to…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Interviewing High Potential Ministry Candidates

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Added by Todd McKeever on April 20, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Help Grandparents & Parents Understand and Share What Matters

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Everywhere I look I can see one of my favorite flowers blooming . . . this flower is bright, sunny and a lovely shade of yellow . . . and it is known as the Dandelion!

I know. Your reaction is likely similar to my eight-year-old grandson Josiah's reaction. He told me Dandelions are…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 19, 2017 at 11:07am — No Comments

God's Gift to Us & A Prayer to Share

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Life! The gift God gives us through Jesus' death and resurrection. No longer do we have to try to pay for our sins by keeping a list of rules none of us is truly able to keep. No longer do we have to try to find ways to earn our salvation. God offers it as a gift! His grace…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 16, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

What is the Gospel? | #MiniBookReview

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Added by Shannan Volters on April 15, 2017 at 8:42pm — No Comments

What is the Church? | #MiniBookReviews

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Our Home is like a little Church | #MiniBookReview

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Added by Shannan Volters on April 15, 2017 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Connect the Generations & God's Word - No Matter The Ages and Distance!

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If you have been reading About the Children's Department for very long, you know passing on a heritage faith to our grandsons, and helping the grandparents/parents in our churches to do the same, is something I care very, very much about. I want my…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 13, 2017 at 8:33am — No Comments

From One Generation to the Next

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I have always found a reading of the Old Testament to be exciting . . . and…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 10, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Engage Grandparents to Show Real Intentional Love - Share, A Prayer for My Grandchildren

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As grandma, there isn’t anything more important to me than for my grandsons to grow to be men who know and love Jesus. This world can be a scary place; it seems evil is laughed at, discounted and accepted like it has not been before . . . at least in my lifetime. As I think about the…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 8, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments

| Book Review

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Added by Shannan Volters on April 8, 2017 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Why Start a Grandparenting Ministry? Because "Now" Matters.

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I've been talking about how important a Grandparenting Ministry is for the Children's Ministry, so let's look at how a strong Grandparenting Ministry does this. One of the first things which comes to my mind is . . . a strong Grandparenting Ministry, helps everyone keep the…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 7, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - What Do You Need to Begin???

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absolutely am convinced if we in the church were focused on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith, we will surely see a very positive impact on the children and families in our…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 6, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

How to accomplish more effective note taking

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Added by Todd McKeever on April 5, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Let's Talk Grandparenting Ministry - Future Generations Ministry!

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For several years I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry; not necessarily ministry serving grandparents, but ministry which engages, equips and encourages grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith. Cavin Harper describes this ministry as a; "Future…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 30, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Why A Healthy Children's Ministry = A Healthy Church

If you want to see how healthy a church is, go to their nursery.  Go to their preschool area.  Go to their elementary area.  Go to their pre-teen area.  A healthy church has a healthy children's ministry.



A healthy children's ministry reflects a healthy church…

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Added by Dale Hudson on March 29, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Isn't This What You Want for Your Children's Ministry?

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For the past eight years – since I became a grandma – I have talked, quite a bit actually, about why it matters for those of us who serve in Children’s Ministry, to focus on engaging, equipping and encouraging grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Things Which Fill My Heart With Joy!

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There are things which bring a smile to my face and which fill my heart with joy . . . things which I experience because I am, “grandma”. For example, when my grandsons run into my home with big smiles on their faces – I also have a big smile on my face; and joy in my heart! When my grandsons are…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 28, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Why Should You Support Grandparenting Ministry? Because Grandparents Are Primary Care Givers . . .

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There are many reasons why pastors and church leaders should be strong supporters Grandparenting Ministry, but let's just look at one reason today (we will look at other reasons in future posts). This reason is because 7% of children are being raised by their…
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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 26, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments

Intentionally Pass on a Heritage of Faith with Generations Quest!

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When you look at the world around you, do the parents and grandparents in your ministry feel afraid? Do they wonder how the children they love will possibly grow up and still choose to love, know and walk with God when all around them they are influenced to do…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on March 23, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

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