Job or Ministry?

by Doug Morrell Children's Church, Church Resources, Discipleship, Evangelism

A job is at your choice;
A ministry is at Christ’s call.

In a job you expect to receive;
In a ministry you expect to give.

In a job you give something to get something;
In a ministry you return something that has already been given to you.

A job depends on your abilities;
A ministry depends on your availability to God.

A job done well brings you praise;
A ministry done well brings honor to Christ.

by James N. Spurgeon

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How To Build Christ-like Character

by Doug Morrell Children's Church, Church Resources, Curriculum, Discipleship, Family, Parenting

Children grow up being told what to do and what not to do, learning behaviors that keep them out of trouble and earn them rewards. In this short-sighted approach, their walk with Christ becomes limited to seeking to please the adults in their lives. Remove those adults, and the kids’ pursuit of Jesus evaporates as well. Teach children to build solid Christian character, however, and you have disciples who can live victoriously, Read the rest of this entry »

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