Alyssa Young

Annual Workshop Ideas People Will Enjoy Year After Year

If your church community is anything like mine, we love to revisit some of the same workshops on an annual basis. They become familiar, but still teach you something that you did not consider before. The best thing is reuniting with the same people each time and sharing old memories. The yearly workshops should have an applicable theme every year for the sake of retention and accountability. My Top Three Workshop Ideas Marriage Workshop My…

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Extending Grace to Members of the Church and Welcoming Them into the Community

The fact of life is that, no matter who you are, no one is perfect. This means that situations are handled poorly and heartlessly, creating pain in the lives of many. Even though we all have done something hurtful to others, we feel as though we deserve kindness and respect anyway. As my husband says about some people: they dish it out, but they can’t take it in return. This mentality and reaction to hurtfulness…

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How Church Leaders Can Organize Fun Activities for All Ages

In churches during this time with so many options for people all over the spectrum, it is difficult to get all groups together with bonding activities since interests vary from generation to generation. There are plenty of barriers to making a total church gathering including age differences, availability, and down to the use of the building. Even so, it is still possible to get all church members together, no matter what generation they are in,…

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10 Events that the Entire Church Will Enjoy

In my article about how to organize church events for everyone, I talked about the behind the scenes part of the process. This time, I would like to share some ideas for whole-church gatherings that will hopefully bring all your church members together by bridging the gap. I have been to church events similar to the following, and I believe they were extremely successful for the purpose of developing true church community.   My Top…

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Retreats as Useful Tools to Cultivate Relationships and Strengthen Community

Have you ever been on a church or ministry retreat? Have you ever heard about them, but did not know what the benefits could be? Well, I’ve participated in a large range of retreats from my days as a middle school student and now into adulthood. Each one helped me to connect better with other people involved in a shared ministry. How retreats cultivate relationships and community They remove people from their distracting surroundings. When…

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  • 1 Corinthians 1:10 May 21, 2022
    “[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
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