When Sex Offenders Come to Church

When Sex Offenders Come to Church

Churches are supposed to be a place where people who have failed and fallen and made terrible choices can find love and acceptance, forgiveness and transformation. Churches are also supposed to be a place where parents can safely bring their children to meet Jesus and worship and where those children experience a safe refuge from all of the storms and pain of life. So, what do we as church leaders when those two goals are in conflict?

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Vacation Bible School Safety Toolkit

Vacation Bible School Safety Toolkit

Volunteers become Bible characters. Your church transforms into a live-action theatre. And, best of all, children from around the community may have their first introduction to Jesus and Christians when they come to your Vacation Bible School (VBS). It’s VBS planning time! When choosing your crafts and activities, here are a few safety tools to use so you, your volunteers, and parents can have peace of mind knowing you have procedures in place to keep children safe at your VBS.

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Gen-Z Pastor Class

Gen-Z Pastor Class

Generation Z (Gen Z) could not be more different than previous generations. Widely regarded as describing those born in 1995 and beyond, Gen Zs’ oldest members are now in high school and college, and have ambitious plans for their education, their careers and their lives. While they define themselves in digital terms, Gen Z also craves an environment where they can share with and co-create their spiritual life with their peers. These traits offer pastors greater opportunities to connect with these generations.

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