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10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed Spiritually

10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed Spiritually

Parents want to see their children succeed academically.  Socially.  Financially.  Athletically.  These are all well and good, but the most important area a parent can help their child succeed is to help children succeed spiritually.
Six Personal Leadership Habits That Will Ignite Your Ministry

Six Personal Leadership Habits That Will Ignite Your Ministry

How are your leadership habits? All of us involved in spiritual formation want to lead people well, but sometimes we forget that leading others begins by leading ourselves. Here are a few good habits we can work on that will help us ignite that ministry flame in others.
3 Tips on How to Parent in Public

3 Tips on How to Parent in Public

I can remember that especially through those early years we had to put some boundaries and practices in place to make sure that our intentional plans were succeeding in public, rather than our children’s impromptu plans. Here are a few of the things we learned about how to parent in public.
Kids in Church: What Do You Expect is Going to Happen?

Kids in Church: What Do You Expect Is Going to Happen?

If we were to change our expectations about kids in church, what would that look like?  What expectations could we have instead?
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Who Do Your Kids Follow?

Kids follow celebrities. Kids have always liked celebrities, and celebrities have always had influence… but never to the extent they do today.
How to Break Your Child’s Will but Not Their Spirit

Discipline Balanced With Love: How to Break Your Child’s Will But Not Their Spirit

Discipline balanced with love always equals respect, but discipline without love always equals rebellion.
10 Safety and Security Mistakes Churches Make

10 Safety and Security Mistakes Churches Make

Every church that wants to grow in today's culture must make safety and security a top priority. When parents walk in the doors of your church, they are wondering "Is my child going to be safe here?"

8 Characteristics of Strong Christian Parents

I’m not a parent, so I’m always hesitant to write about parenting. On the other hand, I pay attention when I meet young people who have a strong relationship with strong Christian parents. In fact, I often ask them what made a difference in the way their parents raised them.
8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually

8 Ways to Shape Your Family Spiritually

One of our elders recently shared how he and his wife help their seven children develop spiritually. What follows are my reflections on the principles he shared with us about how to shape your family spiritually.
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Be a Light for the Gospel by Supporting Your Child’s Teacher

For followers of Christ, this is not merely an opportunity to help a teacher but an opportunity to be a light for the gospel. Given that many teachers face pressure and criticism from parents, supporting your child's teacher can stand out all the more. ​
Dad Should Teach His Son How To Do

10 Manly Things Every Dad Should Teach His Son How To Do

I’m the proud father of 3 boys, ages 9, 11, & 17. And every day it’s increasingly clear in many ways that they are boys becoming men. I've learned some things about manly things every dad should teach his son from parenting my boys.
Church or Parents: Whose Job Is Discipleship Anyway?

Church or Parents: Whose Job Is Discipleship Anyway?

Church or parents? It is time for us to release some of the burden we’ve put on the backs of parents by repeatedly telling them, “This is your job” by changing just one letter and a whole way of understanding and instead saying, “This is OUR job.”
Three Dangers of a Kid-Centered Family

Three Dangers of a Kid-Centered Family

It’s hard work to make sure that our homes are gospel-centered family vs. a kid-centered family. It’s something that our family continues to work on. And it is hard, but it’s doable.
kick kids out of church

How Can We Nicely Kick Kids Out of Church?

I found this question being asked: “How can we nicely invite the children to leave?” Doesn't that mean how to nicely kick kids out of church? Oh Church, what is happening? There is a better way.
15 Probing Questions to Ask Kids After School

15 Probing Questions to Ask Kids After School

For many families, school has either just started or is about to get underway soon. And every family needs good questions to ask kids after school. Here are 15 great questions.
daughter's birth mother

A Letter to My Daughter’s Birth Mother

To my daughter's birth mother, In a world of seven and a half billion people, it seems impossible that my words will ever find you. Still, they’ve been on my heart for years now and today I feel compelled to send them out wherever they may go.
Podcasts for Kids

The Top 25 Popular Podcasts for Kids

Podcasts are a great communication tool to share ideas, insights and teachings. Podcasts for kids are growing in popularity and there are now many podcasts that are geared for children.
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10 Items You Need In Your Children’s Ministry Tool Box

These are all simple, practical tools that can make your work more productive and efficient. Let's look at 10 tools that you need in your ministry toolbox.
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Family Ministry for the Kid Who Comes Alone

“How can I do family ministry with the kid who comes alone?”  That’s a valid question especially if a good portion of our programming, follow-ups and interactions are based around parental inclusion, equipping, and involvement.
15 Prayers for Kids in School

15 Prayers for Kids in School

You guys, it’s August 1 and school is literally around the corner. For some of you it’s starting momentarily. And we need prayers for...
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