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In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
In Defense of the Children's Sermon. How we've made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults. Let the Children Come.
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
sports. Like many pastors, I have been saddened to see families disappear from Lord's Day worship services during their children's sports seasons. I
When Expenses Are Higher than Your Budget
Does your policy have the answer on what to do?
of ministry operations. Line items will exist for worship activities, educational activities, children and youth ministries, missions, and so on. Suppose a
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
4:15–16), inviting them to embrace their adopted status as children in a new family, encouraged by the Spirit to call upon God by the name “Abba” (Rom. 8:15).
What Are You Leading People to Expect from Jesus?
God may not be interested in satisfying every one of our desires.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Image: Fidelis Simanjuntak/Getty. 0; tweet; email; print. I was away from home with my husband and children, celebrating Christmas with extended family
My Mixed Feelings about Ordination
How could I know if ordination was the right step for me?
when I went to college. Growing up in a Southern Baptist church, I never considered any ministry outside of children, youth, or missions. I was never told
VBS Is More Than a One-Off Event; It's an Investment
4 ways to use this one-week program to ignite year-long discipleship.
Months before children fill your church for Vacation Bible School, preparation begins. Your church fills with children singing, eating snacks, making crafts, and learning about Scripture.
9 Tips for Planning a Safe VBS
How to prepare for this significant summer event.
Is your church ready for this big event? Has your children's ministry team started preparing? Children's safety is the most important factor when it comes to VBS.
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
Five years ago, I worked as a defense attorney, advocating for children. In my current place of employment, I work to protect children who have been abused or neglected.
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
She has had to take some time off for the births of her children and other busy seasons, which means that it might take her the full ten years the school allows for degree completion.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Kids' ministry. Discuss terms with the building manager to see what areas can be adapted for children's ministry rooms. Keep mothers in mind with a “cry room” or nursing room.
Sabbath Is More than Rest
Everyone wants a break and more time off, but Sabbath offers more.
time was shoved aside. When I married, worked, and had children, spending any time reading the Bible became rare and precious. Sundays turned into