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Missions

Lottie Moon - Missionary and WMU Pioneer

Every Christmas season, WMU® promotes a denomination-wide offering for those serving with the International Mission Board, using 100 percent of the funds collected for missionary support.  This offering has impacted thousands of missionaries and is significant because it is named for Lottie Moon, a remarkable missionary and WMU pioneer.
December 2, 2019
Church Health

Outreach in Student Ministry

Preparation: ...

February 13, 2019
Church Health

Connect Youth to the Overall Church

A great question for a church to ask is, “How are our students being utilized in the overall structure of the church?” The church is a body, and the teenagers are an integral part of that body. Students need places of service and interaction in order to feel a part of the church as a whole. Research indicates that the more students are involved in intergenerational relationships, the better they “stick” with the church post high school graduation. (See research in Sticky Faith by Kara Powell.) One of the goals for student ministry is to see youth be able to function in a church as they become young adults. To facilitate this, students need experience working alongside and building relationships with adults so that the transition is smoother when they enter young adulthood.
August 12, 2019
Church Health

Tips for Welcoming a New Youth Pastor

Communicate excitement ...

August 12, 2019
Church Health

9 Core Values to Shape Student Ministry

The “faith” of most teenagers in the church is *Moral Therapeutic Deism. At Southwestern, we prepare ministers who will give teenagers the antidote to that tragic perspective.
August 12, 2019
Missions

How to Add Missions to What You Are Already Doing

If you survey the average church goer and ask if their church is involved in missions, it would be safe to assume that many are
August 12, 2019
Church Planting

Sent Out Ones

Our God is a sending God and we are to be a sent people.
October 13, 2015
Missions

Family Holiday Missions

The holidays draw near and people begin to think about their family coming together, exchanging Christmas gifts, or going on a vacation for...

November 4, 2016