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Shaping a Youth-Friendly Church
The matter of passing on faith is complex, but we can reflect on what makes an average teenager tick and how those traits might shape the church’s ministry.

Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal
The problem is two-fold. How can Christian parents help their children overcome negative supernatural experiences while teaching them how to connect with God and His kingdom positively.

Can Two-year-olds Learn About God?
A new curriculum for Christian day-care centres and church programs. Wee Wonder is age-appropriate for two-year-olds.

Is Sunday School Dying?
As churches deal with declining enrolment, sporadic attendance and the challenge of finding teachers, some are asking, Does Sunday school have a future?

A Small Church Undertakes a Mighty Vision
A Toronto church believes God is summoning His daughters, Christian women worldwide, to embrace their God-given leadership and ministry callings and carry the message of revival to the nations.

Church Kids Among Those with Poor Grip on Bible Knowledge
Who is telling the Story that defines our identity and life in the Church?

Alzheimer's 101
AD is a growing problem, expected to be more prevalent among Baby Boomers. You need to be prepared to minister to them and their families.

Ministering to Mentally Ill Difficult for Many Churches 
"In the small groups that churches have, people are fearful to talk about their mental health issues. They think they might be judged…”

Talk to Teens About the Occult
Popular culture acknowledges and celebrates the supernatural realm of the occult. The Christian Church needs greater awareness of its dangers.

The State of Sunday School
Is there a connection between the waning popularity of Sunday school and declining church membership? Jim Pledger thinks so.

Still Whole, Still Transformed by Love
Elderly people have spiritual needs. Three chaplains talk about their ministry with elders.

Aging Congregations Pose a Challenge to Churches
Presently seniors' ministries may be more the exception than the rule, but that will likely change in coming years as Baby Boomers enter their retirement years.

Mother’s Day – A Day to Celebrate, but How?
Mother's Day kindles can be a difficult time emotionally for many people. It is important for churches to approach it with sensitivity.

Catching Up to the Millennials
Is it possible for the church to engage the newest generation of youth? Absolutely—and their energy, technical prowess and passion for justice might just turn the world upside-down.

Tapping the Resource
How can the Church tap into the incredible resource the Millennial generation represents? Six experts share their thoughts.

Youth 101
How can we best inspire youth to participate in the life and work of the church? It begins with relationship.

Pornography: A Deadly Addiction
Why do some become addicted? What are some signs that indicate addiction? How does healing and recovery begin?

Wanted: Friends
There are scores of women, and sometimes men, left alone with no resources to raise their children. Individual love and care can make a huge difference in their lives.

Green Project Brings Grace to Community
A “green” building in Haliburton County, Ontario, has become a tourist attraction, a food distribution centre for local people in need and a thrift shop.

Are Paid Ministers or Volunteers Better for the Church? 
Hiring professionals to undertake ministries in a church has value, but, like Christ, each Christian in the church must be personally involved in ministry to a lost world.

Wonderful Women
An Ottawa artist has chosen to honour a special breed of women who are seldom celebrated – church ladies.

Give Children a Chance 
Spunk, energy, fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Children have it all, and can be active participants in the life of a community.

Ministry in the Margins: Being Jesus in the Jane and Finch Community 
A North Toronto church goes where few choose to tread. The cost is great, but the rewards outweigh it.

How the Church Can Help Single Parents 
What’s God calling the Church to do for single parents who have a sole responsibility for their children? Here are some suggestions.

Our Fountain of Youth 
Whether we’re young or old, God cares about what is happening in our lives, and particularly in our hearts.

Joining God on a Mission to Redeem the World 
What does it mean to love God and our neighbours in a changing culture? A pastor of a coffee house church seeks the answer.

Caring for the Heart of Canada 
Marriages are healed and couples are receiving spiritual and physical freedom through Caring for the Heart Ministries.

 

 

 
 
 
 

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