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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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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 […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Grandparenting?

What does the Bible say about grandparenting? One of the standout verses on grandparenting is aptly found in an Old Testament poem: “They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green” Psalm 92:14. Notice how the word “grandparenting” isn’t used in this verse. That’s not unusual. Most references in the […]

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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 is the Goal of Family Ministry?

What is the goal of family ministry? Family ministry should be committed to one supreme goal – to connect all generations with Jesus and His Word. To elaborate: Connect all generations … Family ministry is intergenerational. There are no age restrictions to participating in and practicing the way of Jesus. It’s linking two or more […]

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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 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 […]