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When ‘Trust God’ Isn’t Enough: Childhood Anxiety

Though his anxiety is unrelated to COVID, I’m sure many children during this pandemic have experienced fear and anxiety on some level — their typical way of life abruptly disrupted and the future uncertain. #anxiety #kidmin
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We Need to Create Online Content for Families

Due to Covid-19, many ministries have started offering online content for kids.  The content is created specifically for kids. Which is a good thing....but what if someone decided to make the content geared not just for the kiddos, but for the parents and their kids to watch together.

Celebrate Christmas Your Way

Christmas, of course, is made for symbols: candles in the window, lights, an angel or star on top of the tree, and houses lit up throughout the neighborhood.

Advent Isn’t About Lighting Candles on Sunday

We have reached the blessed season of anticipation as we together await the birth of Christ. And just like 2020 has brought us new experiences in so many ways, this year we will be celebrating Advent in different capacities.
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Family Advent Calendar Ideas

Help families celebrate Advent at home.

The Impact of Behind-the-Scenes Teams

It may seem like the people teaching the lesson are the most needed.  But that is simply not the case.  Without the behind-the-scenes people, it would be a struggle when the weekend rolls around.
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How to Tell If Your Family Has a Device Addiction

Has the next generation learned from us that a device is an addition or an addiction? Do they view them as an occasional enjoyment or an ongoing indulgence.
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25 Christmas Jokes You Can Tell Kids

It's a great time to connect with the kids through Christmas jokes.  Kids love jokes.  You can use these with one kid before service, in a large group or small group.

Do You Have an Exit Strategy for Families?

Most churches focus on making new guests feel welcome.  And we should.  Stats show that people decide in the first 8 minutes if they are going to return.  How your team makes people feel when they arrive is very important.
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It’s Great That You’re a Christian Parent…But

It’s great that you’re a Christian parent, BUT it’s even greater if you’re leading your children into a lifelong, personal relationship with Jesus.

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Next Generation

I believe we will look back and see that Covid-19 was a major shaping force for the next generation.  It may well be a defining experience for Gen Z and Gen Alpha.

Tips for Leaders Who Lack the Crucial Skill of Listening Well

Being a good listener is a critical part of being a great leader.  People can tell when you are not really listening.  Your body language or that distant look in your eyes shows people you are not really listening to them.  They pick up on the vibe that you are simply waiting for them to stop talking, so you can talk.

We Need Some Psalm 145 in Our Churches

I firmly believe that if we want to see Psalm 145 be a reality in our churches, if we really want to see our church family grow together and our younger generations stay faithful to Jesus, we are going to have to find ways to come together and be the church across generations.

Men, Be the Chief Repenters in Your Homes

Men, Be the Chief Repenters in Your Homes - The goal of repentance is not to manufacture peace among others with perfunctory repentance, but rather to turn to God wholly and completely.
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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.

What Our Family Is Learning From Our Girls With Special Needs

For anyone walking a similar path, I encourage you to find a Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching church that will minister to you and your family. We have been been a part of three different churches—all who have loved us well and cared for our girls.
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10 Skills You Need to Be an Exceptional Children’s Ministry Leader

Do you want to be an exceptional children's ministry leader?  Here are 10 key skills you can work on and grow in that will help you knock it out of the ballpark.

3 Things That Need to Change About How Our Kids Worship

What I remind our kids during our time of song singing is two things. One worship is us proclaiming who God is. Two worship reminds us of who God is.

Kids These Days

It was basically his version of, “Kids these days” while despondently shaking his head at their absolute lack of understanding and decorum. You can almost hear the sigh.

Motherhood is Apologetics

Because motherhood is apologetics, mothers must be good theologians. We must know God, his character, his words, and his ways.

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