Start at the very beginning
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 @ 00:03
Struggling to attract or keep children and their families? Margaret Pritchard Houston advises on developing a ministry from scratch
ONCE upon a time, the people lived in a beautiful garden, where they had everything they needed. Then it all went wrong, and now they live in a desert, where life is hard.
That foundation story of our faith — that the world used to be good, and is now fallen — is often reflected in the stories that we tell of our churches: “Once upon a time, we had loads of children and an active youth group. Then it all went wrong, and now we have nobody under 50 in our pews.”
Just as the ...
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