Because Jesus came, kids can help shape the culture rather than being shaped by it. They can radiate with a new identity, one that’s not based in earning or deserving.
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.
In our godly desire to keep our kids safe, have we also kept our children from following Jesus wherever he might lead them?
The largest group of not-yet-believers we may ever interact with lives under our own roofs.
So often we forget this simple truth: God is a working God who created us to work. And the “us” means all of us, our grade school, middle school, and high school kids included.
None of the typical motivations against procrastination - good grades, money, better friendships - can compare to giving your kids’ tasks eternal significance.
I am going to fail my children in so many ways. I am going to sin against them every day. But – doesn’t that mean every day is full of opportunity?
If we’re honest, we would save our kids if we could. But we can’t. Only God can call their names.
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.
Have you ever felt like you tell your children the same truths over and over, with no change? So have I. But I'll tell my daughter the gospel a million times if that's what it takes.
A Third Place is a place where your Christian community and your friends that do not believe in Jesus can connect with each other.
When moms understand the three words "calling," "seasons," and "balance," they have a much clearer picture of what their life and priorities are to look like.
Want to study the Bible and have accountability, but don't know how to make it work with kids? Here are a few ideas.
Most guys fail to parent their children well because they don’t know how to parent themselves.
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.
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.