Imagination and Innovation: The Future of Children’s Ministry

A broken system. The future of children’s ministry is compromised. Why? Because the system of children’s ministry, as it exists in most churches, is broken (underperforming). I say this with a heavy heart. Research indicates that “millions of children and youth raised in the church will continue to leave unless something changes” [cf. Generations Lost]. […]

Will the Children Have Faith in the Post-Pandemic Era?

Children’s faith formation in the future. In an academic article in the Journal of Beliefs and Values, Sarah Holmes, Mimi Larson, and Sue Price ask, “Will the children have faith in the post-pandemic era?” [Read the Article] With C-19 in the rearview mirror, that’s a great question. Are pre-pandemic perspectives and practices concerning children’s faith […]

How to be a missional family. Family volunteering and being intentional

The Missional Family: Reflecting Christ’s Love in Everyday Life

The missional family … Every Christian family should be a lighthouse to reflect Jesus to the world (cf. Matthew 5:14-16). American theologian and ethicist Russell D. Moore says the Christian family is to effect “consciences and personalities and souls … transforming how countless people see God, the Gospel, and themselves … [by seeing] a reflection […]

If you only had one day. Picture of boy looking thoughtful.

If You Only Had One Day

What would you do if you only had one day in the year to do children’s ministry? What would you prioritize? Who would help? How would you do it? If you only had one day in the year to disciple a child, would you continue doing what you’re doing? Would you take your annual curriculum […]

Christian parenting. Picture of parent with Bible.

Christian Parenting

What is Christian or Christocentric parenting? Are there distinct roles and responsibilities? How is Christian parenting different from secular parenting? Read on for some answers. What it’s not. Christian parenting, in the minds of many, is associated with the things parents do or don’t do. But taking your family to church, reading the Scriptures, praying […]