Category Archives: December 2009

Dear friends,

Teamwork– hard to live with it, but impossible to live without it! Our Resource Center staff is nearing the completion of a five-year RBP revision of children’s curriculum. It has been a colossal project. At times I wondered if we …
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Posted in December 2009, Greeting, Synergy

The Ministry of Church Greeters

Healthy churches recognize the need to welcome guests effectively as they arrive for Sunday services and special events.  Many enlist and train a group of greeters who serve with the needs of newcomers in mind.  Perhaps you will find helpful …
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Posted in Building Your Ministry, December 2009, Synergy

“Manhattan Declaration” as a Learning Exercise

The Manhattan Declaration drafted recently by “Orthodox, Catholics,  and Evangelical Christians” and signed by many has attracted considerable attention. Many notable leaders have weighed in with their opinion on this document. Personally, I would not sign the Declaration, but I …
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Posted in December 2009, Ministry Toolbox, Synergy

Helping Students Behave-Part 2

Do you have Sunday School students who delight in causing mischief? If so, think for a moment about your practices as a teacher. You might be able to help your students improve their behavior by changing your teaching behavior. As …
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Posted in Children's Ministries, December 2009, Synergy

Phone Book Calling

Our church connects with our community by calling residents listed in our local phone book. During our conversations, we ask how we can pray for families. Prayer teams take the requests, then after a few weeks, depending on the nature …
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Posted in December 2009, Reach Out, Synergy