The command to love your neighbors can be easier to obey with your kids than without. Here are a few ways that children can help us know and love our neighbors.
God calls himself a Father, so the way a dad loves his daughter is a big influence on how that young woman will feel about God for her whole life.
No matter how your family celebrates Christmas, you will have to face “the Santa question” at some point.
Walking our children through the Old Testament and showing how it all points to Jesus helps them understand why the birth of a baby boy in Bethlehem is such a big deal.
Here's a simple activity to help your family remember God's goodness to you throughout the year.
While a child's desire to get baptized is always an occasion to rejoice, it's important for parents to discern when is the right time to celebrate this important step in every Christian's life.
However you decide to lead your family this Halloween, chances are your kids will be jealous of what some of their friends get to do that they can't participate in. How can you respond with truth and love?
There's a script that all Christians tend to adhere to, where everything is "fine." Kids don't stick to the script... and that is one of the best reasons to include them in your community.
What should parents do if they feel their children are not welcome in their Missional Community?
"What about Bible studies?" is one of the questions I hear most often when talking with others about how kids can be included in the life of a Missional Community.
A Third Place is a place where your Christian community and your friends that do not believe in Jesus can connect with each other.
Want to study the Bible and have accountability, but don't know how to make it work with kids? Here are a few ideas.
The Family Meal is less like a Sunday School class that happens to meet in a home and more like a gathering of extended family over food. And kids are welcome!
To be sure, mothers do make sacrifices for their children in a thousand little ways each day. But we have to define and evaluate these things with an eternal perspective.
Being a family in a Missional Community is not only possible, but helps both your internal mission to your kids and your external mission to others.
We best share God's love with others by entering into their world rather than asking them to come into ours. However, Easter is a different story.
What most families need is not to do more things, but do live out their calling as a missionary in the things they are already doing. To be on mission, families don't need a shift in activity, but a shift in identity.
No one is better positioned or equipped to share the gospel with a child than his or her mom and dad.
Click here to read Part 1 In my conversations with families, particularly those with small children, I've found that the idea of being a part of a Missional Community* while leading and shepherding a family ... More...
When talking with parents of young children about the idea of being in a Missional Community, of joining a small group of believers who work together to declare and demonstrate the gospel, I usually get one of two responses.