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
Posted in All Church of God, Western
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
Photo: MOPS ministry at Madison Park Church of God.
By Karen Roberts
An older woman approached the MOPS display table in the foyer of a local Church of God. “So, are you selling cleaning products?” she asked. Her question is common. The answer is surprising. No, it’s not a floor product company. Yes, it’s a group for moms with small children that meets in local host churches to teach and encourage women—literally all around the world. Many Church of God congregations are discovering the power of the ministry to reach new families in their community. Continue reading
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Tagged Annie Nichols, children, community, East Side Church of God, Jessii Culp, Karen Roberts, Madison Park Church of God, Maple Grove Church of God, moms, MOPS, mothers, Mothers of Preschoolers, outreach, Park Place Church of God, preschool, small groups, support groups
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