How Do We Decide Which Churches to Partner With?

The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not so simple answer.

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Changing Lives One Gift Card at a Time

As Family Pastor, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to get the youth of our church involved. Kids want to make an impact in the world but often times they just don’t know how.

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How to Be an Effective Social Media Slacktivist

We shout at the world from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with indignation. We share our opinions and links to news stories we think everyone needs to see. We change our profile pictures in support of the victims. Anything to say to the world: I care. This. This matters!

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

Every person knows that deep down, hurtful words DO hurt. As a parent, I have heard it said over and over that for every negative thing I’ve ever said to my children, it needs to be countered with five to ten positive things. We should change the rhyme to: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always help me.”

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Jesus Loves the Families, All the Families of the World

The church around the world needs each other in order to be the full body of Christ. By having relationships with those who trust God quite literally for their “daily bread” changes my perspective on what Jesus means by “your kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.”

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3 Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

Picture centuries past. There was plenty of hardship to go around. But without modern communication the breadth of our knowledge of the ills in the world might have only spread as far as the horizon. Now, we can know everything – at least it feels like that. Every bad deed done in every corner of the world is lifted before our eyes.

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Efforts: Churches United

Compassion Ecuador staff and church partners are still working tirelessly to assess the full extent of the situation and damage of the April 16 earthquake. The immediate and long term needs are still great.

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The Counterintuitive Surprise of Generosity

When nine-year-old Julia saw a handmade flyer at a local coffee shop posted by a farmer looking for loving homes for his new puppies, she begged her parents for a dog. When she and her parents visited the owners, they all noticed the small farmhouse and the frugal lifestyle of the farmer and his family. The family, struggling to operate a small family-owned farm, clearly did not own much.

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10 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to provide the women in our lives with tangible expressions of love. But what if there was a way you could do that while also tapping into the real heartbeat of a mom — helping other moms.

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The Most Hated Creature on the Planet

There are some terrifying creatures in our world. Lions and snakes and crocodiles, oh my! Sharks even get their own week of the year. But there is one little pest that is far more deadly than these that has recently been the object of a lot of fear and hate.

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Ecuador Earthquake: What You Can Do

Over 13,000 Compassion-assisted Children live within a 30-mile radius of the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday night. The Compassion Ecuador staff and the staff of our local church partners are mobilizing to assess the needs of the children, families and communities we serve.

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