Pastor/parent disconnect. Picture of father and son looking out to sea.

Pastor/Parent Disconnect

There’s a disturbing dysfunction in the body of Christ – a pastor/parent disconnect. Research identifies that “congregations and families are not collaborating adequately in children’s faith formation,” that “many churches are not explicit in their support of parents as children’s faith formers,” and that “many churches are uncertain about how to support family faith … […]

What does the Bible say about children? Picture of children on top of each other.

What Does the Bible Say About Children?

What does the Bible say about children? “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him” Psalm 127:3 (NLT). This well-known verse encapsulates the fact that children are a precious blessing from God. It should, therefore, come as no surprise to discover that children are present and prominent throughout the Bible, […]

How to partner with parents. Picture of hands.

How to Partner With Parents

Partnering is a two-way street. So, I’m in two minds about the title – either “How to partner with parents” or “How to partner with pastors.” Both titles are equally valid concerning the content of this article, and both invite us to consider how pastors (church/congregation) and parents (legal guardians) can cooperate in children’s faith […]