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What Would You Do?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Imagine this scenario: You are a volunteer at a camp that your church sponsors every summer. There is a historic school on the grounds of the campsite, and the campers are gathered there listening to a character talk about what school was like in the 1800s. During the presentation, a child indicates to you that […]

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Defining Elder Abuse

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Working or volunteering in a church means you are exposed to people of all ages. Although many abuse stories are focused on children, it’s important to remember the older generations in our congregations. Elder abuse is a very real problem, and it affects seniors of all ages and backgrounds. Elder abuse refers to any knowing, […]

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6 Ways to Control Your Temper

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

It’s been a tough week at work, you aren’t making any progress and projects are piling up … or maybe you argued with your spouse before you came into church this morning. We all get mad once in awhile. Anger can be a normal, healthy emotion or a response to a threat when we are […]

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5 Ways to be a Better Listener

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Listen up! As a person who works in ministry, you are probably talking all day: engaging in conversations, solving problems, giving advice. Your work also puts you in the important position of listening to people, whether it’s a child or an elderly person. It is amazing what can be accomplished when we take the time […]

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What Would You Do?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Imagine this scenario: You are a leader for a youth event, and three young people ask you for a ride home because none of the parents can pick them up. You know you shouldn’t be alone with a youth in the car, but there are three youth, not just one. Plus, you can’t reach any […]

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7 Tips for Speaking With Parents About Abuse

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

As someone working with children and youth in ministry, you are often put in a place to give counsel about tough topics. Many parents are desperate to learn more information about protecting their children from sexual abusers. When people know better, they tend to do better. You can be a good resource, and this can […]

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