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Build. Plant. Grow.
What do the Gospel of Mark and the children's book Good Dog, Carl have in common?
A new Center character education program for churches uses both stories to address the question, How do we know the right thing to do, and do it?
Called Build.Plant.Grow., the program brings people-young and old-together to form character in community. The weekly lessons, available in an attractive, downloadable format, include questions for reflection, character education activities, themes for prayer, and ideas for service to the community.
Besides being intergenerational, Build. Plant. Grow. is interdenominational.
Designed to be helpful to parents and caregivers, as well, each
lesson is story- and activity-based.
The lessons stress the importance of putting ethics into action.
Another Sunday's lesson asks participants to write down three
things they believe God would like them to do in the coming
year, to list the things that might make these goals hard to
achieve, and to consider how they would ensure that they actually
did what they said they would do.
Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce;.. multiply there and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare, you will find your welfare.