What Does it Mean that a Pastor is a Shepherd?

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God has given pastors a very clear job description in the Bible. Central to that role is shepherding. This post explores the five critical functions of a shepherd: know the sheep, feed the sheep, lead the sheep, protect the sheep, and gather the sheep. God’s call to shepherds is to pay careful attention to the flock. The business of the shepherd-leader is the sheep. May it be reflected in how we function as a pastor and operate as a church.

New Resource: My Story Guidebook for Small Groups or Sunday Classes

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My Story Groups are designed to help Christians write their faith story and capture meaningful memories that will strengthen their children’s and grandchildren’s faith in Christ. My Story Groups were created because many individuals have the best intentions to write their story, but sometimes struggle to accomplish this goal on their own. The My Story Guidebook is designed around community. Gathering in community with other Christians helps us complete the task of writing our story because we are cheered on by others, inspired by other people’s stories, and supported when we get stuck. The My Story Guidebook can be used in a small group setting, a Sunday School class, or even by Zoom. The guidebook provides details about how to launch and lead a My Story Group. It walks you through how to facilitate, plan, and promote your group. The resource provides sessions and topics of discussion, a group covenant, tips to start and finish writing your story, resources, and some ideas about how to share your faith story with your children or grandchildren. 

Doing Math, Indoctrinating Children, and Lies Children Believe

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Three resources to help you disciple your children or grandchildren. Learn about doing math to the glory of God, the importance of indoctrinating your children or someone else will, and a video that points out 7 lies children are encouraged to believe in our society.

Stand to Reason’s Reality Apologetics Conference

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Stand to Reason offers an unmatched student conference that equips young people to understand and defend their faith from some of the biggest challenges today. Stand to Reason has conferences in California, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. If you live near one of these locations and have children or grandchildren in this age range, you should consider attending. 

How Do You Know if Critical Race Theory is Taught in Your Child’s School or Church

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Critical race theory is infiltrating corporations, Christian organizations, and educational institutions all over American. We are beginning to hear organizations state that critical race theory isn't present in their school or church. I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick list of terms and buzz words. If an organization is using any of these words or phrases, they may be teaching critical race theory. 

Latest Edition of The Review Magazine Now Available

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The Review is a full-color magazine filled with insightful articles that present and defend biblical worldview and the importance of training the next generation to know, love, and serve Christ. This issue features over a dozen powerful articles including: How to Help Children Understand and Defend Their Faith, Foundational Principles of Biblical Earth Stewardship, Navigating the Digital Landscape, What is Justice, and more.

Single Parent Statistics, Education Alternatives, and Discipling a Drop Out

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Learn about single parent statistics in your state, education alternatives for public school, and factors that may cause children to drop out of the church and walk away from Christ.

Building A Child’s Morality with Literature: Find a Christian Alternative for Scholastic Books

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Literature stretches a reader’s moral imagination and ethical muscles. That is where problems arise with Scholastic books. Children are reading books for fun, but in the process the morality of the author and publishing company is shaping the reader through the characters that walk onto the pages and provide a model how to respond to the life situations they face. Learn about some helpful publishers and books.

Two Vacations With a Purpose

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If you are looking for an idea for a future family vacation, why not do something that is fun and purposeful at the same time? There are lots of options, but this post is going to highlight two ideas that are impactful and enjoyable.

30 Day Prayer Challenge for Grandparents

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In preparation for Grandparents Day (Nationally recognized day to honor and celebrate grandparents on September 12, 2021), the Christian Grandparenting Network is inviting grandparents everywhere to join a 30 Day Prayer Challenge. Learn more about what the 30 Day Prayer Challenge is and when it occurs. Download a free prayer guide.

Biblical Worldview is Available as an Audiobook

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Biblical Worldview is available an an audiobook. In this book, you'll discover what a biblical worldview is, why it matters, and how to establish this foundation in the life of a child.

Philosophy of Homeschooling, Emptiness of the Modern Home, and Countries With Slavery

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Learn about the five different home educating philosophies, how to bring purpose and productivity to your home, and an interactive website of modern day slavery.

4 Characteristics of a Disciple-Making Grandparent Podcast

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Are you a grandparent or do you know a grandparent who wants to leave an eternal impact on one's children and grandchildren? If so, tune in to hear Dr. Josh Mulvihill discuss four characteristics of a disciple-making grandparent.

Two Curriculum Resources for Your Family, Church, or School

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Learn about two resources that may be helpful for your family, church, or school.

Helping Children Develop Lifelong Faith in Christ Podcast

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In this episode we discuss the importance of numerous biblical influences in a child's life and how this increases the chance of lifelong biblical pursuit, how to learn to disciple your children, and a big problem in our culture that keeps us from pursuing Christ. Tune in to learn more about these topics and more!

How a Broken Tooth Taught Our Children Personal Responsibility

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My wife and I decided that our children were getting old enough to leave them home alone for short periods of time, so we thought that a fifteen-minute walk down our country gravel road would be a good place to start. We told our children, “You have one job—safety! Make sure everyone is safe.” It seemed simple enough, and we thought, “What can go wrong in fifteen minutes when we are only a couple blocks away?” Turns out, a lot can go wrong. When we turned into the driveway at the conclusion of the walk, our son came bursting out the back door, screaming at the top of his lungs, holding a rag over his mouth. When he removed the rag, tooth chunks fell to the ground.