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 […]

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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 […]

Christian Grandparenting. Grandfather and granddaughter watering plants.

Christian Grandparenting

What is Christian grandparenting? Are there distinct roles and responsibilities? How is Christian grandparenting different from secular grandparenting? Read on for some answers. An Unclear Role Many grandparents are uncertain, ambiguous or confused about their purpose and roles. How should they interact with their grandchildren? Social contract experts promote closeness at a distance, personal autonomy, […]

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What Pastors Should Know About Parents

What pastors should know about parents. The 2022 Orange Report produced with Parent Cue reveals that more than fifty percent of Christian parents feel that their church could be more supportive of their parenting. About fifty percent of parents also say that pastors/clergy don’t understand the realities of their lives or value them as parents. […]

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 … […]

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Cultivating Family Faith

Questions without answers. Cultivating family faith … I remember when I heard about the Hemorrhaging Faith report and discovered that only one in three Canadian young adults who attended church weekly as a child still do so today. Half of the young adults who no longer attend church have also stopped identifying themselves with the […]

A Vision for Future Children’s Ministry

Do you have a vision for future children’s ministry? Pastor and author A. W. Tozer said, “We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist – Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon, it will be too late for this generation. And if they do […]

Flipping the Switch on Discipleship

Children’s ministry regional facilitator Harry Bryans says, “The Global Church is experiencing a discipleship crisis where as few as 10% of youth in our Christian families and churches are considered as having a clear and resilient faith, and increasing numbers are leaving the church. Many parents and church leaders are left feeling devastated, defeated, and […]