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 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
by Candice Watters Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. -Galatians 6:6 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do for them, and with them. It makes a huge difference in their learning.… Read More Read Aloud To Your Children
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
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed –Luke 4:18 In generations past older women trained the younger in how to best prepare for and navigate marriage. This was the way God intended it to be (Titus 2:4). With the… Read More Sexual Stockholm Syndrome
by Caesar Kalinowski So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. –Genesis 29:20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Caesar Kalinowski. Tina and I have prayed for our son and two daughters’ potential spouses since they were little, little kids.… Read More 7 Prayers For Your Future In-Laws
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. -Psalm 127:3 J.D. Greear offers some great insights on pastors leading their families: The most important task we have as pastors is to teach the next generation the gospel. Don’t overlook the first mission field of your family. God has… Read More Leading Your Family In God’s Gardens