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Telling the story of Promiseland from its early days till today and offering glimpses of successful children's ministries across the country, Promiseland Director Sue Miller shares insights that can reshape your whole approach to children's ministry and cast a new vision for everyone involved: church leaders, parents and above all, kids. Gleaning from twenty-eight years of hands-on ministry experience, here is practical guidance to help address your most vital concerns and challenges: how to grab and hold kids' interest, how to balance evangelism and discipleship, six specific ministry values that meet kid's needs, secrets to recruiting, training, and leading volunteers.
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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