By Carl Stagner
Children’s ministry is set to make a big splash at this year’s Church of God Convention, and not just in the expansive swimming pools, water slides, and splash zone. Kid’s ministry programming has returned to the Convention, and it’s slated to be better-than-ever this summer at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, a city home to Walt Disney World and other attractions families will love. Warner Press and Church of God Ministries have partnered together to create KidzLIVE!, an original VBS-like experience in the mornings and structured childcare in the evenings. Pastors and laypersons with children will be excited—and perhaps relieved—to know their kids will have a place of their own while they take in all that Convention 2019 and General Assembly has to offer. Continue reading
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Matt Anderson uses the Journal with the Bible for a daily devotion.
By Carl Stagner
The Phoenix Collective was born out of a desire between Arizona Church of God congregations McDowell Mountain, Arcadia City, and Desert City—each with similar missional DNA and past working relationships—to be stronger together. While no legal binding exists, the three churches have formed an LLC to strategically share administrative services, payroll services, and health insurance. Beyond the practical nuts and bolts, there was a desire to be more creative in each church’s discipleship strategy. What if they united to produce a tool that would boost the effectiveness of discipleship among their three congregations? And what if other churches wanted to get involved? Last year, these what-ifs became reality as the first Journal was released. Since then, the results have been perhaps beyond anyone’s expectations. Continue reading
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Tagged Arcadia City Church, Bible study, collaboration, curriculum, Desert City Church, devotional, devotions, discipleship, Matt Anderson, McDowell Church, McDowell Mountain Community Church, resources, small groups, The Journal
Warner Press and author Tina Houser continue to grow their relationship with the release of Tina’s eighteenth book, Fascinating Preschoolers. Houser’s latest connects Sunday school teachers to a group of kids that are often overlooked as “too young” to connect to Jesus. She teaches us how to embrace their “fascination” and show them the wonder of the world God created. Continue reading
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Tagged book, children's ministry, church resources, curriculum, Fascinating Preschoolers, kids ministry ideas, preschool, small groups, Sunday school, teachers, teaching, Tina Houser, Warner Press
Warner Press continues to grow its church and ministry books category with the recent release of Go: Beginning a Kid’s Outreach Ministry by Rachael Groll. Go will add depth to teaching resources for the church, bringing together new ideas and solid experience while working with often overlooked youth. Groll’s book can transform entire communities through a hands-on “sidewalk” ministry. Continue reading
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Understanding the Bible and its stories is a key component in developing a strong, lasting faith. To help churches teach these ancient, yet still relevant, stories in interactive, engaging ways, Warner Press is pleased to announce that it will release two new curriculum series, one for children and one for adults, for fall 2016. Continue reading
Turbulence around the globe can be especially troubling for teenagers, who wonder what the future holds for them. Terrorist attacks, troop deployments, economic downturns, and street violence could change their lives in the coming years, and some teens must deal with these troubles right now.
Surrounded by Trouble is a new thirteen-week elective study published by Warner Press to help teens answer these challenges with faith and hope. Written for middle-school and high-school students, the undated study can be used in groups of any size. Continue reading
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Tagged Bible, book, current events, curriculum, discipleship, news, small group, study, Sunday school, world, worry, youth
It is here!
Impact is a six-week curriculum and campaign that challenges your ministry to be world changers and to show Jesus to their friends at school.
Months ago the campus ministry team caught a vision of empowering students to impact their school for Christ. What if a few students got serious about impacting their school? What could God do in that school, community, or city?
This month we begin a campaign to get students across North America to be missionaries in their schools. Continue reading
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Photo: Kevin Stiffler
Rev. Kevin Stiffler, of Tulare, California, will become the new adult curriculum editor at Warner Press upon the retirement of Rev. Sam D. Collins on August 1. Rev. Stiffler will work from his home office in California while Rev. Collins will continue to serve as a consultant for Warner Press. Continue reading