I have parents who talk to me all the time about their struggle with the question, "When should I enforce law and when should I give grace?"
"I’ve found that there are several ways you can prevent losing the room, and ways to regain it when accidents happen."
"God won’t always give us clear and crisp directions."
"83 percent of evangelical parents are taking their children to church."
Family expert Dr. John Trent shares 5 ways parents can bless their children during Holiday school breaks.
"What I have found is the things that make good story tellers great story tellers is they are constant learners."
"The Great Commission summarizes your calling as parents, and its promises remind you of where you can look for help and hope!"
We all know the list. The preschool play. The elementary choir performance, hand bell performance and live nativity (which you will do five times leading up to Christmas).
At my first job in a church, my boss told me he wanted his children to fail as young as possible.
"Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to pour the truths of the gospel into the hearts of our children."
"When we allow children to have a creative voice in how we celebrate the holidays, we let them exercise the gifts and talents given to them by our precious Abba God."
"Children don’t receive a junior Holy Spirit."
"If I take on the weight of even half of the hurts and needs that I encounter in just one week, I greatly decrease the effectiveness of my ministry."
"If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children." D. L. Moody
If you have done kids ministry for any length of time you will be able to say like Paul, “I know what it’s like to be abased and to abound.”
I certainly don’t want to give a child some false sense of spiritual security, but I also remember that Jesus told us to come as a child. There is something about the innocence of children that Jesus honored.
"In life and ministry, success is an amazing byproduct but a terrible goal and an even worse master."
Phrases like "The truth is..." and "I don't know" can really tarnish a newcomer's view of you and your ministry.
I used to believe that heroes wore capes, but these days I’m convinced that anyone who works to invest in the life of a child is a hero in the purest form.
Now there are more Bible versions and types of Bibles than there are flavors at Baskin Robins.