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Graffiti Provides Pathway to Deep Conversations

What started as an effort to clean graffiti from a pedestrian walkway in La Coruña, Spain developed into a “tapestry of relationships” among neighborhood residents, politicians, members of a local church plant, a mission team from Covenant Grove Church in Modesto, California, and local graffiti artists.

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The Story (Zondervan Publishing)

Prairieview Covenant, New Richmond, WI participated in The Story (published by Zondervan) over the school year of 2011-2012. The Story goes through the whole Bible chronologically in 31 weeks, using the NIV translation and organizing the major themes and stories into chapters. We have used The Story for preschool, early elementary, later elementary, teen, and…

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Student Ministries Lessons (Youth and Children)

In an effort to coordinate what the pastor teaches in worship each Sunday with what the children/youth are learning in Sunday school, I have written a basic outline from the topic and scripture used by the pastor. It follows an inductive study method.  (I have been involved in leadership with Bible Study Fellowship International and…

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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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Stations of the Cross – Winnetka Covenant Church

The Stations of the Cross experience at Winnetka Covenant Church was two years in the making. The idea was brought to the church’s Clergy and Worship Resource Committee, all of whom gave their enthusiastic support. Our team was excited about this idea but wanted to make sure we gave enough thought about how best to…

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Lesson Plan: Ash Wednesday Service

Dan Booker developed this Ash Wednesday service while serving as Youth Minister at First Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois. While geared primarily for youth, adults found it to be a meaningful experience as well.

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Activities from Around the World

Below are activities from around the world which you can use if you are emphasizing various cultures in your program. This material is taken from CAPS: Mission Possible, a manual prepared by the Department of Christian Formation which is now out of print.

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Small Churches Doing Big Things

Small Churches Doing Big Things is a video highlighting Covenant churches in California’s Calavares County with thriving food ministries to their communities from Spring of 2011.

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Games from Around the World

Below are games from around the world which you can play if you are emphasizing various cultures in your program or activity. This material is taken from CAPS: Mission Possible, a manual prepared by the Department of Christian Formation which is now out of print.

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