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Communion: Tips for Talking with Children

If your child begins to ask questions about communion and expresses a desire to participate, here are some suggestions for exploring and preparing your child to participate. Helpful for churches and parents.

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“Remember” – Prison Ministry

“Remember,” based on Hebrews 3:13, is the prison ministry at Hope Community Church in Detroit, MI. Our goal is to mentor, write letters, visit, and assist ex-offenders and persons on parole or probation with reentry into the community. We meet and visit some of our clients in prison; others are referred to us by family…

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Hope Covenant Discipleship

The download below is a tool we developed, using the Children’s Ministry Planning Tool, by Steve Burger (Department of Christian Formation, ECC) as a guide. Each age level is considered within the G.R.O.W. (God’s Word, Relationships, Obedient Living, Worship) framework and the context of discipleship. We hope it will be helpful for others, as you…

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Heaven, by Gloria Jean Bodenmuller

This book is written for children but was also helpful for my 73-year-old sister who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, for which there is no cure. I was able to use Gloria’s book, Heaven, to read to my sister and she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior!

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Faith Story Template – Youth Pastors

At each of our monthly gatherings for youth pastors in the Northwest Conference, we invite our brothers and sisters in Christ to share a story of how God has been at work in their lives. These stories come from a place of authentic Christian living, both the joys and struggles as we live out our…

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Bible Reading Plans

Below are a variety of Bible reading plans, all available from either the first of January or to start any day of the year. Each option is available either as a complete list, or as bookmarks.

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Silent Retreat Ideas – Asheville, NC

Christians throughout history have spent time in silence with God. Every year for the past five years, Heidi Griepp and a friend have had a tradition of going to a retreat center for a weekend. It is a semi-silent and solitude retreat, which means they are alone and in total silence for all of the…

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