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Prayer and Children

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Posted by Belinda Thompson on

How can you provide and pass along spiritual strength to a young person? Whether it's your child, a grandchild, a niece, a nephew or a young friend, we all need prayer! These resources provide ways you can pray, and ways you can teach prayer (yes, you can be a teacher). Read on, and maybe you'll...

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Tags: child, children, family, grow, parenting, prayer

Family Ministry

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Posted by Robert Sherrill on

Karen and I would never have dreamed 38 years ago we would eventually be a family with four kids the last two being twins. When they were all at home it seemed that we were a family on the go 24/7. Baseball, soccer, gymnastics, school functions and so on. One thing we didn’t need was our church...

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Tags: family life, family, parent, marriage

Marriage Ministry

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Posted by Robert Sherrill on

Our Marriage Ministry is here to help you and your spouse keep your relationship moving forward. From happy memories of the wedding day, to the challenges of where you are right now, you’ll find the support and encouragement you need to help your marriage heal, grow and thrive.

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Tags: marriage, marriage mentoring, mentoring, pre-marital, counseling, seminars

What is Summer Kids Club?

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Posted by Terri Kent on

If you grew up attending church, maybe you remember attending Vacation Bible School. At Gateway, we call it SUMMER KIDS CLUB, and it's not your grandma's Vacation Bible School!

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Tags: kids, vacation bible school, summer kids club

10 Ways to Be An Exceptional Parent

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Posted by Robert Sherrill on

Recently I (Robert) read an awesome article on parenting by Doug and Cathy Fields which I believe every parent should read. So I have reprinted it below:

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Tags: child, family, parent, parenting, teenager

Spiritual Milestone: First Bible

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Posted by Robert Sherrill on

Every Sunday Karen and I would take our children to church where they would learn about God and His Word. During the week our family schedule was so busy and hectic that spending any time focused on God got left in the dust. We were like many Christ-following families that knew the importance of...

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Tags: first bible, grow, kids, spiritual milestone

7 Reasons why Serving in the Church Nursery is Important

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Posted by Mandy Mouser on

Too often serving in the church nursery can seem like a thankless job. One of the key tasks for children’s ministry leaders is to help volunteers understand their importance. With that in mind, I offer these following 7 reasons why serving in the church nursery is important.

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Tags: babies, baby, blesses, children, growth, help, nursery, prayers, serve, visitors

Connect with other Young Families at Gateway

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Posted by Robert Sherrill on

Every Sunday, hundreds of families with young kids attend Gateway. They check their children into Gateway Kids, say "Hi" to another family or two, and then make their way to service. After service they reverse the order making their way home, never really connecting with other families. With...

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Tags: children, connect, families, family, kids, relationships, social

Teaching Our Children about Tithes and Offerings

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Posted by Belinda Thompson on

We recognize that everything we have came from God. The Bible teaches us that we can give God our best by giving Him our Tithe – one tenth of the money we earn or receive- with a cheerful attitude (2 Corinthians 9:7). God also asked us to give beyond our tithe, which we call an “offering”, to...

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Tags: children, gateway kids, giving, missions, offering, tithe

Gateway Family Sundays - Parent Tips

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Posted by Mandy Mouser on

Gateway Family Sundays Parent Tips First, set realistic expectations: Your 5-year-old will likely not be still or silent for the entire service and the people sitting around you don’t expect it either! Children are more than welcome in church. Second, talk about the service in...

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Tags: family services, parenting, gateway family sundays

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