Defining Intergenerational Ministry

Defining intergenerational ministry is an essential first step in doing intergenerational ministry. So, let’s consider what it is. What is intergenerational ministry? Intergenerational ministry is different age groups intentionally cooperating to connect with each other, with Jesus and with His Story. To elaborate: Intergenerational ministry is different age groups … The building block of intergenerational […]

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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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The Goal of Children’s Ministry

What is the goal of children’s ministry? Is it to cultivate godly character, teach biblical morality, develop a Christian worldview, learn the importance of church, help establish Christian relationships, grow together spiritually, partner with parents, make disciples, or something else? What do you think the goal of children’s ministry is? The goal of children’s ministry […]

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Family Ministry Quotes

Here’s a compilation of family ministry quotes from Children’s Ministry Basics. Use them to generate ideas, fuel your writing, stimulate dialogue, strengthen an argument, or make connections. Family Ministry Quotes The most crucial element of family ministry is nurturing relationships with Jesus. Dr. Lawson Murray, Children’s Ministry Basics. Family ministry should be committed to one […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Families?

What does the Bible say about families? This is a challenging question. Even though families are God’s idea and were initially created by Him, the biblical references about families aren’t easily assembled or organized because they need to be interpreted in the context of the overall message of the whole Bible. With exegetical challenges notwithstanding, […]

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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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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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