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God Inviting Us to BIG Things

God invites us to do BIG things. He calls us to “God things”—things we could never accomplish without Him. Faith is great, but faith without real-life service is motionless, fruitless, and lifeless. If we are to fan the faith-flame in the lives of children and leaders—the kind of faith that answers the “so what?” question—we must engage kids and leaders in face-to-face acts of compassion.


9 Ways to Make a Holiday Season Mpact

“Because we care, we serve.” The words rush through the portals of my mind and echo through my heart. The motto of our girls’ club seems like a distant memory, but our mission has never changed. We still exist to bring others to Jesus, and service is one of the primary vehicles God uses to make an eternal difference in the life of another. With this in mind, here are nine ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you look for ways your girls can serve your community this holiday season.


7 Ways to Honor Others

During the business that comes with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, it’s important that we demonstrate how we can show love and honor to others. This time of year should inspire giving. Take some time to provide ideas to your girls about ways they can show honor for others. Romans 12:10 tells us, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves” (NIV). An All Star Girl is a girl who honors others.


Reach Your Community Kids Through JBQ

Junior Bible Quiz is naturally inquisitive to kids. And we all know JBQ is possibly one of the most successful and best ways to disciple children in God's Word. But have you ever thought about it as an outreach tool? This article offers a few points on ways you can use JBQ to reach children in your community.


Recognizing the Hurting

Are there any poor among you? Many times we relate “poverty” with the lack of financial resources, but according to educator Dr. Ruby K. Payne poverty is defined by “the extent to which an individual does without resources”—a void of the financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, relational/role model, support systems (A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 7).


The Holidays and Grief

I will never forget that night. As my two young boys excitedly hung ornaments on our Christmas tree with Grandma and Grandpa, holiday music playing in the background, I sat on the couch fighting back tears. I was trying to keep that night the great family tradition that it had always been. I struggled to control my emotions, but it was too much to hold in. I crumpled onto the couch...