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Abusing “Jesus Loves Me”?

July 27, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
Although these words were written by a young pastor specifically for other pastors, his point should be thoughtfully considered by anyone involved in children’s and youth ministry, and parents as well. My generation has been big on propagating the “Jesus loves me” mantra. And he does. And praise him that he does. Without God’s self-initiating […]... continue >>

Helping Your Children Run to God as their Refuge

July 26, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
My grandson is now five years old, and he is increasingly aware of scary and dangerous things. Some are small fears—splinters, loud noises, and new children at the playground. But other fears are much more significant, like the fear of death. As he grows older, the number of scary and dangerous things he is exposed […]... continue >>

A Top Priority for Effective Ministry to Children and Youth

July 25, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
Late summer is a busy time for children’s and youth ministry as church staff and volunteers gear up for the beginning of a new school year. And, increasingly, there are new and exciting resource options out there to consider—resources that claim to engage students in ways that are “relevant” to their particular age group, along […]... continue >>

The ABCs of God: An Inside Look at Application

July 20, 2016 in Curriculum with 0 Comments
In a Sunday school class, application discussion is vital after the lessonábecause it is in this time that the children are most personally challenged to embrace the truth with their hearts and respond to it in their lives. Biblical truth is not meant to merely remain head knowledge, but is meant to transform the heart.áSmall […]... continue >>

28 Promises Your Children Can Depend Upon

July 19, 2016 in Blog with 1 Comments
Speaking of hymns (see yesterday’s post), one hymn I learned early on was Standing On the Promises by R. Kelso Carter. The hymn included these memorable and reassuring words: Standing on the promises that cannot fail, When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing […]... continue >>