“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV).
How Kids Think
Children are selfish by nature. They enjoy the limelight. They like to receive gifts. They have learned to expect much from others. Children become so accustomed to having their needs met that they rarely think about serving others. Read the rest of this entry »
In this article, M. Alyssa Barnes from North Georgia College and State University looks at the real challenge families face to integrate their child into a home church and practical steps for churches to develop an inclusive children’s ministry program. Read the rest of this entry »
I Dropped My Kids Off at Church—Why Didn’t That Fix Them? In this revealing article, pastor Nathan Rouse provides four practical keys that can help parents grow spiritually healthy kids.
“Last year, my oldest son went through a phase where he refused to finish his dinner, and frankly his mother and I were tired of trying to meet his every whim. After going back and forth without any progress, I decided we would only feed him once a week. It was risky, I know. As you can imagine, the first week his energy level dropped and he wasn’t his normal energetic self. The good news, however, was every Sunday, I took him out to eat at a nice restaurant and let someone else feed him. He was able to fill up, but then it was back to no food during the week.” Read the rest of this entry »
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it”
Matthew 7:24-27 (ESV). Read the rest of this entry »
We all want our children to exhibit godly character and become men and women of integrity. In this practical article by Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, you’ll discover three character qualities foundational for honesty. Read the rest of this entry »