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God’s Extraordinary Work in the Ordinary Family

The book of Ruth has massive implications for how we live our lives in our ordinary families. It should be enough for us to live faithful and ordinary lives in our families and leave any extraordinary results to Him.
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‘The Boys Think the Bible Says They’re Better Than Us’

What does the Bible say about women? Let's help girls know that they are precious in the sight of God and they are powerful and important in the kingdom of God.
Children to Receive Communion?

When Is It Appropriate for Children to Receive Communion?

Since the practice of the Lord’s Supper has regained something of a focused treatment online in recent days, I thought it might be advantageous to focus on another important aspect of the Lord’s Supper–namely, how and when is it appropriate for children to receive communion?
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The Slippery Slope of Families Attending Church Less

There is a trend happening in churches. Families are attending church less frequently.  In most cases, families that used to attend twice a month are now attending church once a month. Families that used to come once a month are now only showing up at Christmas and Easter.
Reach Millennials

Yes…Your Church CAN Reach Millennials

Does your church want to reach Millennials? They are the young fathers and mothers that you want to reach. They are the young couples you want to mentor. They are the up and coming leaders you want to invest in.
Parent's Night Out: Valentine's Day Edition

How to Host a Parent’s Night Out: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day provides the perfect opportunity to give parents a night out. Here is a step-by step guide on hosting a parents night out for Valentine's Day.
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6 Surprising Things Your Kids Will Never Tell You

Have you ever wondered, ‘What is my kid thinking?” No matter how good a family life you may think you have, there are almost always some things that your kids are thinking that they may never tell you.
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Is Ministry a Calling of God or a Career?

I recently heard someone talking about their "career" in children's ministry. I personally don't believe ministry is a career.  I believe it is a calling of God.
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5 Tips to Unleashing Your Child’s Creativity

Unleashing creativity in children is possible, because not only is creativity all around them, it is within them. Put there by God Himself!
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Cultivating & Guarding Children’s Love for Jesus

We have read about Jesus with children. When it comes to sharing the love of Jesus, let’s always make sure it includes children. And then let’s do all we can to guard their trust in Jesus.
A Look at a Really Cool Children's Ministry Area

A Look at a Really Cool Children’s Ministry Area

Last weekend, I was at Lake Pointe Church in the Dallas area.  They have a really cool children's ministry area. Take a look at these pictures for inspiration.
Why Ministers' Kids Don't Want to Be Ministers...and How the Church Can Help

Why Ministers’ Kids Don’t Want to Be Ministers…and How the Church Can Help

Over the past 24 years as a seminary professor, I’ve worked with a lot of students who had a parent who was a minister, but who were at first certain they would never follow in those steps. When I’ve asked what their first objections were, here’s what I’ve most often heard in no particular order
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When Kids Make Early Decisions for Christ

When it comes to Jesus and kids, how can we help our children make decisions for Christ that are genuine? How do we explain the gospel in age-appropriate language and help them be excited to go public with their faith?
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What to Do When Your Church Doesn’t Value Children’s Ministry

Do you feel like you are the only one who really cares about reaching the next generation?
service projects

12 Community Service Projects Kids Can Do in Small Groups

Don't just talk about serving others, use these 12 ideas to have kids serving and reaching the community.
Year of the FAM: A Fresh Idea for Your Family

Year of the FAM: A Fresh Idea for Your Family

We wanted to become more intentional than ever before in accomplishing our goals and instilling our values into our children, and we felt that in a lot of ways, our family’s schedule was not allowing us to do that. This resulted in what we call “The Year of the FAM!”
Disciple Children

Who Should Disciple Children?

There are a few significant facts that tend to get left out of the discussion about who should disciple children, facts that carry a lot of weight and are important for both the church and the home to consider as we continue the conversations.
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5 Signs You Might Be an Insecure Leader

Insecurity runs through leadership in epic proportions. Here's how to know if it's affecting you.
children's ministry decline

Why Many Children’s Ministries Are in Decline

Children's ministry decline is a growing problem for the church in America. But there are some children's ministries that are growing and we would do well to take a close look at what they are doing.
“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown”

And at one time, most of the country would have agreed with Linus regarding what Christmas is all about…but times have changed.
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