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Does Everything Happen for a Reason? (part 1)

In our fast-paced, sound-byte world, people want (and give) quick answers with no real thought to the complexities of the question. Consider, for instance, the following question: "Does everything happen for a reason?" For the past several weeks, I have been rolling this topic around in my mind after reading an article that a few of my… Continue reading Does Everything Happen for a Reason? (part 1)

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Expanding the Core of Workers

  This article is part of the series “Building GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. The preacher looked wearily at the building as he shifted into park. When he had begun the work here, he'd had such high hopes of helping the tiny church grow into a massive group of believers. Over… Continue reading Expanding the Core of Workers

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Entrust: Involving Children in the Important within the church (part 2)

This article is part of the series “Building GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. Somewhere in the past, someone concluded the primary reason children were leaving the church was somehow related to it's boringness. There was a slow movement toward making entertainment more important than education and edification. And yet, in spite of the hyped up… Continue reading Entrust: Involving Children in the Important within the church (part 2)

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Entrust: Involving Children in the Important (part 1)

This article is part of the series “Building GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. It is a valuable exercise to read books such as Little House in the Big Woods and In Grandma's Attic. These stories reveal how children used to be entrusted with so much more than cleaning up their rooms. They had cows… Continue reading Entrust: Involving Children in the Important (part 1)