10/20/14
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What is a Parents’ Role in Spiritual Nurture? by Elanie Bonner


GCPOut of many passages that refer to the spiritual nurturing of our children, the following two scriptures always particularly come to my mind:

Deuteronomy 4:9, “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Read the rest of this entry »

10/14/14
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Catechism—A Means for Learning and Teaching God’s Word by Dan Boulton


You have most likely heard the term catechism, but have you ever wondered what it is and how you could use it? Many Christians today are using catechisms to establish themselves and their children in the truths of God’s Word. The purpose of this article is to explain catechism and to encourage your consideration of using this wonderful tool.

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10/07/14
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Recruit Teachers for Kids’ Quest Classes


You have the kids. You have the Kids’ Quest Catechism Club materials. You even have the rooms and times set up. But you’re short on volunteers. What now?

We’ve put together some helpful tips and ideas for recruiting and training staff for Kids’ Quest Catechism Club.

Click here to download this PDF.

You may distribute it to your team for planning purposes.

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09/30/14
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What About Parents? by Robert Edmiston


GCPWe pick up so much at home – everything from little mannerisms to a way of life. This stays with us, often passed on from generation to generation for both good and evil.

Yet schools and the church have often acted as though the home is irrelevant – not so much in theory as practice. Because there is so little instruction with the home, it takes time for a teacher to talk with a parent about a child, each attempting to learn from the other how to more effectively minister.  Even a small thing like asking a caregiver to help a child memorize a verse for a class can seem like an imposition. Yet it can create a bond that will benefit the child – perhaps into eternity. Read the rest of this entry »

09/23/14
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So…You’re a Youth Ministry Volunteer? by Will LaRose


I began my youth ministry experience more than thirty years ago as a volunteer. After fifteen years working as a volunteer I became a “professional” youth worker. Now that I am again volunteering on the local level, I realize that I had forgotten the joys and the disappointments that are unique to volunteers in your ministry.

This may be a good time to refresh my mind and to share with others some of the more important aspects of being a volunteer. Here they are: Read the rest of this entry »