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Water Nights are great events for kids, their friends and the community to get together for a night all about having fun and building friendships (and getting soaking wet, of course)! We love to do it as a kick-off event for the summer on a Wednesday night, and we call it "School's Out Water Night."

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Whatever you call it: VBS, Kids Camp, Kids Week, Summer Slam, etc., you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed, inadequate and stressed about how it is all going to come together. I am right there with you!

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Sadly, broken relationships are part of the human existence as well. Your failure and brokenness does not need to define you or your fatherhood.

The post What Billy Graham Can Teach Us About Failing as a Father appeared first on ChurchLeaders.

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Here some things that we are doing this year to transition 6th graders into student ministry...

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We’re bringing VBS back! Sort of. Instead of cramming all that VBS fun into one exhausting week, we’re running our VBS program on four Wednesday nights, starting July 11.

The post Summer Blast! {VBS Alternative} appeared first on ChurchLeaders.

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You can have a supercharged VBS right now, in your church, with your current resources.

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For many single moms, Mother’s Day is the worst of any holiday, even worse than Valentine’s or Christmas.

The post Why Weren’t Many Single Moms in Your Church on Mother’s Day? appeared first on ChurchLeaders.

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Some churches have come to recognize that tension exists and have begun to seek ways to engage the families and keep them connected to the faith community even when they are not in the church building.

The post Practical and Fun Ways to Keep Church and Family Connected All Summer Long appeared first on ChurchLeaders.

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True strategies that keep us sane before, during and after the madness—I mean planning.

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Consider these often overlooked sides of summer and see how each one presents you with a rare opportunity to engage your community, serve your families and perhaps, as a by-product, boost your summer attendance.

The post For the Children’s Sake…Don’t Waste the Summer appeared first on ChurchLeaders.

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