Browsing: Children


Leading Ideas Nativity scene

Doug Ruffle, who once served as a missionary in Argentina, shares the heartwarming story of a Christmas pageant that went off script, yet captured the…

Leading Ideas Birthday party for Jesus

Margie Briggs, pastor of two small churches in Missouri, describes how the annual tradition of hosting a “birthday party for Jesus” has attracted children and…

50 Ways Photo of a smiling girl holding schoolbooks in a classroom

Many congregations find that reaching out to their local schools is an important way to serve children and their families and strengthen ties with the…

Leading Ideas

Given the title of Linda Ranson Jacobs’s new book, Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back (Abingdon Press, 2014), one might assume…

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