Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me. Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. 2. Train leaders and volunteers about vulnerable children.
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
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.
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.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
com. Learn More. The phone call came in well past my normal office hours. My children were already in bed, and the house was quiet. I didn't recognize
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
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.