Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools
By | | Celebrate, Prayer, Spiritual Growth | Lent, resources, Text
There are certain tools I have found to be particularly helpful in focusing on Christ's victory in my own life during the season of Lent. It is important to start small.
Stewardship in COVID-19
By Mike Blanchat | | Leadership, Stewardship | COVID-19, resources, Stewardship, Text
God has been preparing all of us for this season. No matter what is going on with the world, we are sons and daughters of the King, called to joyfully steward his Church and call all people to his Kingdom of grace and love. And he has given us all we need to not only do this work but to thrive!
Hope in Deep Waters: Resources for a Pandemic
By AMIA Communications | | Spiritual Growth | coronavirus, COVID-19, mental health, mental illness, Psalm 96:1-2, resources, Text
Many of us have cried out to God as David did in Psalm 96:1. We’ve found ourselves sinking as we tread the depths of uncertainty and loneliness. As we navigate these unfamiliar waters we, like David, have become intimately acquainted with anxiety, depression, grief and fear, as well as anger and frustration.
Engaging the Next Generation: Recommended Resources for Children’s Ministry
By Lyn Baker | | Children, Evangelism and Outreach | books, Children's ministry, curriculum, Lyn Baker, Recommended Reading, resources, Text
Effectively working with children and families requires an understanding of the stages of child development and family dynamics, as well as of the essentials of the faith. The following resources may provide some helpful ideas for where to begin or how to move this important ministry to the next level.
Managing Growth in Children’s Ministry
By Christia Caudle | | Children, Church Planting | children, Children's ministry, ministry growth, resources, Text
Consistency, curriculum and caring volunteers are the major building blocks for a successful childrens' program.
Seven Good Reads on Sabbath Rest
By AMIA Communications | | Spiritual Growth | book review, books, Matthew 11:28-30, resources, rest, Sabbath, spiritual disciplines, Text
Setting aside time to rest in God is a challenge, especially in a world that idolizes doing and accomplishing. To begin, consider one or more of these books to use as tools to help you learn to enjoy the blessings of true rest.
Mental Health as Mission
By AMIA Communications | | Evangelism and Outreach | mental health, mental illness, Ministry resources, resources, Text
When an individual or family faces a mental health crisis, often they turn first to their faith community for help and support. It’s important, therefore, that churches become informed and be ready to embrace the opportunity to minister.