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.
Church Renovation Blind Spots
Why we sometimes miss obvious problems with our facilities.
I thanked the woman for watching our daughter while I led a prayer group and my wife taught some of the older children. Why did I miss this clear message? I love my children.
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
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
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).
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.