Greg Baird, founder of KidMin360, provides the following article entitled 15 Ways to Have an Average Children’s Ministry.
“I get to work with lots of churches to help them create healthy children’s ministry. Sometimes, at the beginning of the coaching/consulting/assessment process, I will ask them: Read the rest of this entry »
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen… And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:1, 6, ESV).
How Kids Think
“Can you prove it?“ Some kids are taught to believe that the scientific method is the ultimate test of validity. That worldview belittles people who believe in miraculous events, calling them simple-minded and uninformed. Faith is viewed as a weakness that cannot stand up to scientific reasoning. This is Read the rest of this entry »
A. W. Tozer, widely regarded as one of the most perceptive writers in the 20th century, said, “The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
God has given us amazing minds. These powerful instruments possess an almost limitless capacity to remember. Memorizing Bible verses is a skill and discipline that yields lifelong rewards (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3). Learn Bible verses together with your child. Discover the marvelous mental potential that God has given to you. Read the rest of this entry »
Ray Stedman, noted pastor and Biblical expositor said, “Forgiveness, of course, is the virtue we most enjoy, and least employ, in our Christian experience. We all love to be forgiven – we expect it, and want it. But we find it a struggle to forgive; we resist it, and refuse oftentimes to do it.”
Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust, said, “Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you.”
Forgiveness is a foundational Bible truth. Why is forgiveness important? The best answer is because Jesus commanded us to forgive others. Scripture clearly communicates that if we don’t forgive, we won’t be forgiven: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-16). Read the rest of this entry »
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 »