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Parenting Children God’s Way

There are numerous parenting strategies, philosophies, styles, techniques and methodologies. But the question for Christian parents shouldn’t be, should I use the RIE method, the three C’s technique or the authoritative parenting style? Secular ideas and beliefs won’t produce godly offspring. To raise God-loving children, we must raise them in God’s way. So how do […]

Navigating AI and Faith: Concerns, Benefits and Practical Applications

Helpful or harmful Navigating AI and faith … Technological progress can be wonderfully helpful. In 1440, the invention of the Gutenberg printing press facilitated the mass production of Bibles – making them accessible and affordable. In recent years, the internet and mobile phones have been used for live-streaming services, sermon podcasts, downloading the Bible in […]

From Age-Isolated to Age-Integrated: Initiating Intergenerational Ministry in Your Church

Initiating intergenerational ministry From age-isolated to age-integrated. How do you go about initiating intergenerational ministry in your church? Before answering this question, let’s define intergenerational ministry … Intergenerational ministry is two or more age groups intentionally cooperating in worshiping, witnessing and working together to connect people with Jesus and His Story. It’s where the experiences, […]

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How to Renew Children’s Ministry

The health of children’s ministry is generally poor or failing, and growth is stagnant or declining. So how is the health of children’s ministry restored and growth regenerated? Briefly stated (each point should be an article in itself), here’s how to renew children’s ministry: Reimagine Bible engagement. Connecting children intimately with God’s Word is essential […]

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Interacting With Children

To spiritually thrive and not just survive, we must include all age groups in the church’s mission. That’s sometimes easier said than done. Different age groups perceive the world, process information, and develop faith differently. So how do young and old join together meaningfully? Here are five suggestions for interacting with children: 1. Embrace children. […]

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What Will Your Children Inherit?

What will your children inherit when you die? Most parents have a legal document itemizing the distribution of their assets and the care of any minor children after their death. But a legal will, as crucial as it is, isn’t as important as passing our Christian values and beliefs from one generation to the next. […]

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How the Church Can Support Parents

What is your church doing to help parents? Are you doing enough? Do you occasionally offer a marriage enrichment course? Could you do more? Pastors know how to prepare sermons but usually have little or no training in family ministry. Rhetoric alone doesn’t build healthy families. Parents need pastors to spend time with them. Families […]

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Becoming Intergenerational

Is your church intergenerational – where young and old worship, pray, serve, eat, sing, play, and live for Jesus together? Or are the different age groups mainly confined to age-segregated programs and activities? Professors Holly Allen and Christine Ross believe intergenerational communities are crucial and catalytical for the health and growth of children and adults: […]