Next Generation

Vacation Bible School: Spiritual Summer Enrichment

Many adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School. The setting was different from a Sunday school setting: the crafts and other sessions, like music, were each done in different classrooms. The projects were fun to make and often quite complicated. The crafts, music and lessons all carried the theme of the Vacation Bible School, […]

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Southeastern University Opens Satellite Sites in South Florida

In an effort to make Christian education more affordable and accessible to everyone, Southeastern University (SEU) is expanding its extended education opportunities by offering undergraduate degree programs at local churches throughout South Florida. Christian Life Center opened its satellite campus in Fort Lauderdale four years ago, recently graduating its first class of students. In the […]

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Father-Daughter Dance Makes Memories

On Saturday night, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church was transformed into a bustling dance hall filled with fathers escorting their daughters dressed to the nines in their favorite glittering gowns. Overflowing the dance floor, hundreds of fathers danced for hours with their daughters.  Sounds of laughter emanated the room as many fathers illustrated God’s love by […]

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Interactive Bible App for Kids Surpasses 10 Million Downloads

Originally launched on Thanskgiving Day 2013, the Bible App for Kids surpassed ten million downloads recently, leveraging technology to actively engage children and youth with the Bible. The app has been downloaded in every country of the world and is currently available in 13 languages. Partners YouVersion and OneHope created the app to connect today’s […]

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The Rest of the Hanukkah Story

  The story of Hanukkah takes place during the period in-between the Old and New Testaments, when Antiochus IV Epiphanes became the King of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire. While the Hellenization of the region, including Judea, already threatened the survival of the Jewish religion, Antiochus seemed obsessed with ensuring the demise of the Jewish faith […]

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Rescue for the Bitter Heart

  Here is the scenario: a person who has been wounded in heart seeks counsel on how to handle bitterness. As an antidote the counselor offers the Scripture Proverbs 10:12: “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” The already emotionally weighed down counselee sets out to perform this spiritual directive. But, now […]

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Student-led First Priority Clubs Bring the Gospel to School

    Despite government limitations on prayer and Bible reading in public schools, the Gospel is still found on campus today through student led clubs supported by First Priority. By connecting the church with students to reach the campus for Christ, First Priority supported more than 5,000 students in 165 schools throughout Dade, Broward, Palm […]

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When Is A Command A Command?

  There are many, many commands in the Bible, and not all of them are equal. Who of us, for example, has a “parapet” around our roof (Deut. 22:8) or greets other brothers and sisters “with a holy kiss” (1 Cor. 16:20)? On the other hand, who of us would dare to deny that stealing […]

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Kids flock to Vacation Bible School Programs

Full of hands-on Bible explorations using skits, songs and stories, interactive games, cool crafts and delicious treats, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is designed to give kids a memorable summer experience that conveys a gospel message. A summer tradition for almost a century, VBS was originally begun by a doctor’s wife, Mrs. Walter Aylett Hawes, who […]

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