Partnering With Local Schools This Holiday Season

Partnering With Local Schools This Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching! Radiant red, forest green, sparkling white and a host of other colorful decorations will soon be everywhere. Our festive cities have wrapped the once bare light poles with fresh garland and artificial snowflakes. Lively shopping centers have placed a massive tree where there once was a stunning fountain. And as we cruise through our neighborhoods, we see that some of our celebratory neighbors have added a little Christmas flair to their houses. The... Read More
Partnering With Schools for the Holidays

Partnering With Schools for the Holidays

As ministry leaders, one of our primary goals is to not only help the development of authentic faith in children and students, but to also equip others to best influence the children and students as well. Because we believe that the greatest gift we can give children and students is the influence of honest and caring adults, we can prioritize encouraging and influencing those with the most influence on the lives of the children and students. Other than parents, we know that teachers and school... Read More
Why Core Essential Values Is A Cornerstone In Our Children’s Ministry

Why Core Essential Values Is A Cornerstone In Our Children’s Ministry

Two years ago, our children’s ministry invested in the incredible community influence of the Core Essential Values program. We felt it was a unique opportunity, 1) to connect our ministry (from the church) to children (outside the church), and 2) answer the need of a positive character development program in school. We chose excellent volunteers, rehearsed every month, and put together a high-quality monthly assembly and gave the school outstanding curriculum for their classrooms. Last year,... Read More
How To Really Partner With Schools

How To Really Partner With Schools

  by Chuck Allen How many times have you heard a well-intentioned speaker, pastor or evangelist say “the public school is the greatest mission field in our community?” What if I were to tell you that the schools in our communities don’t need us to treat them like a mission field? Our schools are campaigning for a better tomorrow in our communities just like we are. Their mission to equip young minds and leave this world in better, brighter hands sounds familiar to our church staff meetings and... Read More
How To Support Your Local Schools This Holiday Season

How To Support Your Local Schools This Holiday Season

by Leslie Bolser It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas, or even Thanksgiving. Over the last few weeks, my daughters and I have spent an unhealthy amount of screen time on Pinterest, seeking Halloween costume ideas, then last-minute trips to the craft and hobby store to stock up on glue sticks, fabric, and sequins. But while there, I’ve been reminded by the rows of wreaths and pre-lit evergreen trees that Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner. In the church world, that... Read More