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Many arguments are made against Christian education by parents and even some pastors. The most common objections will be responded to in this article. These objections include: Christian education shelters children from the real world; I went to public school and love Jesus; Parents choose Christian education because of fear rather than trusting God; You should send your child to a public school to evangelize others; Parents can unteach and reteach their children after school to counter secular thinking; and Christian education is to expensive.
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It's an arduous journey to reach manhood. Many boys do not have a compelling vision of what it means to be a godly man. Manhood is in a state of confusion today. Society no longer knows what a man is or how a man acts. Learn how a group of fathers are raising their sons to be future men through a group called The Man Co.
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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.
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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.
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Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a geocache…
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I LOVE having my grandkids at my house for an overnight! We watch movies, eat popcorn and stay up late playing card games. It brings joy to my heart to love on these children. But I know my “job” as a grandmother goes far deeper. I have been called by the Lord to impact their young hearts for Him. I cannot assume they will follow in my footsteps in the faith.
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Greg Gilbert wrote a helpful book called What is the Gospel where he used four words to summarize the gospel: God, man, Christ, and response. Remembering these four will help us understand, explain, and proclaim the gospel.
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Blessed is the child or grandchild that has a praying parent and grandparent. What families need today are not new and novel methods, but people who are mighty in prayer. If you are not praying daily, then may these voices from the past encourage you to make prayer a priority.