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Growing Intergenerational Faith

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

A week and a half ago, I had the distinct pleasure to watch something that I think few youth ministers get to see. I got to see the future of our church. Youth and children got on vans during normal Wednesday night times and were delivered to long term care facilities of all kinds to give pots...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

Tornadoes and Hail

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

On Wednesday night March 25th, I was reminded of the one thing that I didn't miss about Oklahoma during my "missionary journey" to Texas - sudden, severe weather.  That the worst of it came just as we were beginning our youth time was frustrating to me. We had scheduled a different kind of...

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Tags: youth ministry

Ash Wednesday Provides an Opportunity for Children and Youth to Lead!

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

     It's an amazing thing to see kids and youth leading one another through a holy service like Ash Wednesday.      Confession, Ashes, Prayer, Communion, Commitment-these are the stations our kids and youth experienced together, hand in hand, to start off the Lent...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

A Beautiful Transition

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

As we've transitioned into being a part of this church, Stacy and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received. Many have even apologized about not doing more, which makes us wonder what more people could have done! In thinking about the way that we relate to the church...

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Tags: youth ministry, intergenerational