6 Keys: Jesus’ disciple-making strategy for kids

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Evangelism, Leadership, What Kids Need

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In his book, The Great Omission, Dr. Dallas Willard challenges churches to answer two vital questions:

1) “What is our plan for making disciples?”
2) “Does our plan work?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Changing the World Begins with our Children

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Church, Curriculum, Discipleship, Evangelism, Teaching Tips

Imagine having young believers who:

  • Understand and embrace the Biblical basis for missions.
  • Genuinely care about people everywhere who await the life-giving Gospel message.
  • Are ready to follow Christ wherever He leads.

To become fully equipped disciples, young believers need consistent, clear, and systematic instruction. Children’s workers have only 1-3 hours per week to influence young hearts and minds for God’s glory. Unless churches proactively insert missions education, children miss this essential component. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Can Turn The World Upside Down

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Discipling Resources, Evangelism

Jesus was the greatest disciple maker who has ever lived. Let’s take a look at how Christ made disciples and we’ll discover some keys that will help kids become followers for life – kids who love Jesus and commit themselves to His purpose.

Though many people followed Jesus, He chose twelve ordinary men with a mixture of backgrounds and personalities to be His disciples. Jesus’ entire ministry depended upon these individuals who would go on to anchor the Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Empty Tomb and a Risen Christ

by Doug Morrell Discipleship, Evangelism, Parenting

In Old Testament times, God required animal sacrifices to provide temporary forgiveness of sins. This also foreshadowed the perfect and complete sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Leviticus 4:35, 5:10). The sacrifice of animals is an important theme found throughout Scripture because “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). When Adam and Eve sinned, God Himself clothed them with skins of sacrificed animals (Genesis 3:21, Gen. 15:10). God commanded the nation of Israel to perform sacrifices, too. When done in faith, this sacrifice provided temporary relief to man’s guilt and demonstrated God’s justice. These sacrifices had to be repeated once each year at the tabernacle in the wilderness and, later on, at the Temple in Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Are At Risk

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

The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 16-25 October 2010) brought together 4,200 evangelical leaders from 198 countries, and extended to hundreds of thousands more, participating in meetings around the world, and online. Its goal? To bring a fresh challenge to the global Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching – in every nation, in every sphere of society, and in the realm of ideas. The following is an excerpt from the proceedings. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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