Monthly Archive: March 2010

Our Mission? Make Disciples.

We are called to make disciples. It is the heart of our Lord’s Commission for His Church. Jesus said: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end …

Making Good Decisions

Teaching good decision-making skills is a big parenting responsibility. Helping children to learn and think about making good decisions is one of the most important skills your ministry can provide. The following may help you train your kids to make good decisions. Training Tips: • Teach by example • Teach “How To Make Good Choices” • Teach children to not make “knee-jerk” decisions • Teach …

When all else fails, read the instructions

Conflicts cause great damage to relationships when left unresolved. In our home and in the churches I have pastored, we teach and practice something we call instant reconciliation. Jesus said, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother” (Matthew 18:15-17; see also Matthew 5:23-24). Let’s break it down. …

Win an iPod Shuffle!

We love you guys for working with kids and we want to share some Apple love. We’re giving away 8 iPod Shuffles! How to Win an iPod? 1. Visit the DiscipleLand booth at the CPC in San Diego March 14-16 each time the resource center is open. A winner will be selected every exhibit session! 2. Tweet or facebook or email other children ministry friends …

Earthquakes … Famine … End Times?

My family watched the new DVD release of “2012” last night. With surround-sound at near full volume and viewed on a hi-res 42″ screen, there was a whole lot of shakin’ going on! As the credits rolled, my 11-year old son had lots of questions. I thank God for providing such teaching opportunities. Interestingly, I just received an email from Insight From Living containing a …

Children’s Ministry: What will your legacy be?

Charles Spurgeon said, “You are teaching children, so mind what you teach them. Take care what you are doing! …It is a child’s soul you are tampering with… It is a child’s soul you are preparing for eternity… If it is an evil to mislead gray-headed age, it must be far more so to turn aside the feet of the young into the road of …