Foundational Principles for a Titus 2 Small Group Ministry Titus 2:3-5 is not simply a suggestion to match older women and younger women. This gospel imperative is one part of covenant life. It is a part of the strategy for a local church to disciple God’s people. The Titus mandate was given to the [...]
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When is the last time you or your women’s ministry leadership team asked the question, “Why are we doing what we are doing?” Perhaps this diagnostic tool will prime the pump for some productive conversations about the overall health of your women’s ministry or help you critically evaluate the effectiveness of an ongoing program [...]
Suffering as a Christian: Recommended Resources Pray-Play-Plan — Leadership paradigm to give your meetings a fresh approach Securing Your Next Guest Speaker Prayer Guide for Church Leaders 10 Essential Tips for Handling Group Dynamics—by Leslie Bennett Tips on Getting Women to Serve with You—by Carol Arnold Women’s Ministry Icebreaker – “Speed Dating” Women’s Ministry Connection [...]
By Charles Dunahoo Charles Dunahoo pastored churches in Georgia and Alabama before being called to as Coordinator for the PCA of Christian Education and Publications (CEP) now PCA CDM. He retired from CEP in 2012 and is active in the PCA as a seminary lecturer, guest speaker, and interim pastor. Do churches really [...]
By Dr. George C. Fuller Thirty-eight million seniors (65+) live in the United States, making up thirteen percent of the total population. What percentage of this senior population resides in “group quarters,” including nursing homes? Answer: about five percent. The huge majority of the senior population is capable of useful service. The present PCA [...]
By Rev. Gary Yagel A. Nearly all of the subgroups in the church (children, teens, college kids, singles, women, seniors) are strongly motivated to come to church events because they want to be with their friends. Men are not. Therefore, they don’t show up just because the bulletin says that a men’s event is planned. [...]
By Danny Mitchell The methodology of any church’s ministry to adolescents should grow out of a marriage between biblical theology and ministry context. If we understand ministry to youth in its simplest form—believing adults from inside and outside the nuclear family who invest of themselves in children and youth— then we can begin to see [...]
By Barksdale Pullen During the Perimeter Conference lunch panel discussion, John Kwasny referenced teaching by Dr. Barksdale Pullen on the issue of children in corporate worship. Many of you have asked about this, so here is a wonderful article he wrote on this several years ago. (Remember, there are many different views on the subject [...]
By Lisa Updike This article was originally written for families at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA, by the church’s Children’s Ministry Director, Lisa Updike. Therefore, it references practices and resources particular to a local church. However, most of the content gives applicable advice to parents as they seek to help their children grow in [...]
By CB Campano I imagine most of you have had this thought at some point. A friend suffers betrayal, loss, depression, illness, guilt, or the like and, though you are eager to help, you just don’t know how. For the last ten years, I have had the privilege of helping women who experience all [...]