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Day: April 24, 2015

Mission Trip Preparation

If you have taken a mission trip with students, you inevitably have encountered a student or two who was on the trip FOR THE WRONG REASON! Whether he was following a girl or she was fulfilling her service hours requirement, there are students who go on trips for reasons other than serving the Lord and His people. What do you do with these students?

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How Short-term Missions Can Be a Good Thing

Most of the criticism of short term mission is aimed at the negative impacts on the receiving end. But with good planning, communication, prayer, and preparation, these downsides can be largely avoided. Here are some of Jim Ramsay’s suggestions for how to avoid such problems.

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Should We Have Kids Programs at Church?

Should we have kids’ programs at church, or should they be a part of a corporate worship service on Sunday morning? Many churches have alternative worship services for children during the adults’ worship service. Is this healthy for the children and for the congregation? Cathy Stonehouse discusses the relevance of having a truly corporate worship service that includes children.

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