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Titles by: Nancy Ferguson

Author: Nancy Ferguson

Nancy Ferguson is a certified educator and former day camp director at Camp Hanover in Richmond, Virginia. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where she concentrates on writing resources for camps and retreats. She is the author of eight books, including The Retreat Leader's Manual (with Kevin Witt) and Retreats for Renewal: Five Designs for Intergenerational Retreats.

Choosing Curriculum
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Choosing Curriculum

It is time to select the curriculum for the next year's Sunday school. You have been asked to bring several samples back to the CE committee or curriculum subgroup. Everyone has expressed an opinion about the curriculum. Teachers want something that...

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Helping Newcomers Feel Welcome
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Helping Newcomers Feel Welcome

Unless members greet and welcome the stranger, the guest, on that very first Sunday, chances are he or she is not going to come back for the second try. This Leader Reader discusses ways to help newcomers to your church feel welcome upon their first...

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How Green Is Your Church?
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How Green Is Your Church?

In this day of "going green" many congregations are asking how they can become better stewards of earth's resources. While "green" suggestions and resources abound for those who want to know more, knowing how to adapt them to the unique needs of a c...

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The Importance of Congregational Retreats
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The Importance of Congregational Retreats

Congregational retreats are important events for the life of any congregation. They offer new ways for a community to engage and get to know one another in a space outside the church service. This Leader Reader examines the importance of congregatio...

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Organizing Your Church for Recycling
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Organizing Your Church for Recycling

Most of us work hard to keep our churches clean and trash picked up. Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but even gathered in plastic bags and sent to a landfill trash takes years to break down and turn things back into anything resembling the nat...

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Recruiting and Training Teachers
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Recruiting and Training Teachers

One of the main challenges congregations face in their educational ministries is finding and keeping teachers. This has always been a challenge for churches, but in today's busy world it is even more so. Often congregations are happy for anyone who ...

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Should I Send My Child to Camp?
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Should I Send My Child to Camp?

On a Sunday morning after worship, a parent stops you to ask a question. "I just picked up the summer camp brochure from the presbytery's camp. Is sending my child to this camp a good idea?" How would you answer this question? This Leader Reader con...

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Telling Our Faith Stories
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Telling Our Faith Stories

Our faith stories help to shape our identity as Christians, and sharing these stories can connect us with others and help us to see God at work in our lives and faith community. This Leader Reader by Nancy Ferguson, "Telling Our Faith Stories," disc...

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