The main purpose of this blog is really to serve families, children, and youth. Sometimes that means simply pointing everyone to other resources that further that aim. Here is a fantastic piece on teaching children the gospel by Mathew Gilbert: http://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/kids-broccoli-and-jesus-teaching-the-gospel-with-passion Check it out! Now! [Photo Credit: anka.albrecht via Compfight cc]
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. -1 Corinthians 13:11 Of all the prayer requests I get in ministry one of the most frustrating goes something like this: “would you pray for my boyfriend/girlfriend… Read More Help, I’m In Love With A Non-Believer
by Jason Garwood Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on Jason Garwood. 1. Gather with the Church Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a… Read More 5 Things Husbands and Dads Can Do Right Now to Lead Their Family
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. -1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Editor: a version… Read More A Tumor on The Body
by Michael Lawrence These words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. -Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Editor: this post originally… Read More Book Review: Family Driven Faith, by Voddie Baucham
by Greg Gibson And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherd-teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ -Ephesians 4:11-12 Editor: a version of this post originally appeared at The Veritas Network. The following is an overview of some of the challenges of present day… Read More The Family-Equipping Youth Ministry