He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. -Malachi 4:6 There’s a recipe that will guarantee a movie leaves my cheeks wet. It simply requires a plot or subplot that revolves around father-son drama and a couple well written lines about the importance of that relationship. It’s a direct hit to my heartstrings,… Read More Marvel Means to Make Us Know We Need More Than Moms
by Adam Bayne Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. -Proverbs 11:14 Editor: this post was adapted with permission from Adam Bayne’s Blog. A friend once sent me an email asking me the following questions about kids ministry. Here’s how I responded: 1. What are 3 big… Read More 3 Questions For Children’s Ministers
The angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. -Revelation 14:19 “Passing a background check doesn’t mean you’re not a child molester. It just means you’ve never been caught.” I drop this truth bomb on pretty… Read More Are Your Children Safe In Church?
by Matt Capps the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ -Deuteronomy 4:10 Editor: this post was adapted with permission… Read More Discipleship In The Home | Pt. 2
by Matt Capps the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ -Deuteronomy 4:10 Editor: this post was adapted with permission… Read More Discipleship In The Home | Pt. 1
by Chuck Lawless “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 18:3 Editor: this post originally appeared at ChuckLawless. The stress of being a children’s or student minister or lay leader today must be intense at times. Children and young people seem… Read More Pastors Should Be Involved With Children’s Ministry – 10 Reasons Why
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” -John 8:7 Maddi Runkles’ story has drawn no shortage of headlines. I relate to it. Like her, I live in Maryland. Like her, I’ve… Read More The Sin Of Pregnancy?
by Rick Malm But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. -Galatians 4:4-5 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Bob and Carol were an amazing couple. As a… Read More Growing Up Christian And Rejecting God
I’m over at Premier Youth & Children’s Work today writing about the differences between volunteering out of duty and volunteering out of joy. You can read the whole article HERE. [Photo Credit: zeevveez Flickr via Compfight cc]