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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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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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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.
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I would appreciate your prayers that God would do a divine work in the hearts and minds of those I have the privilege of speaking to over the next three months. I have more than 35 talks and 15 trips, so it's going to be a very busy stretch. Here is a quick summary of my summer and fall speaking calendar. If I'm coming to your church, city, or state, I would love to connect!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Learn about two resources that may be helpful for your family, church, or school.
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Many Christians are uncertain why we educate a child, the purpose and goal of education, who is given the responsibility in Scripture, and how we are to accomplish the task. As a result, many Christians have unintentionally adopted an unbiblical view of education and take their educational cues from culture rather than Scripture. Pastors have an incredible opportunity to cast a biblical vision for the education of the next generation and help parent think biblically about a topic that is critically important to the evangelism and discipleship of the next generation. If you believe education matters, then it is time to prioritize it in your ministry to the next generation.
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“Is same-sex attraction a sin?” This question was asked by a pastor to a group of high school students as part of a talk on sexual identity. My son attends this group, and after inquiring what would be talked about, the pastor invited me to join the group for the evening, so I did. His talk needed much clarity, so for my sons sake and others, I decided to write this post. His premise was three-fold. First, homosexuality is a sin. Second, the Bible does not address same-sex attraction. And third, same-sex attraction is not a sin. Let’s look at each of these briefly.
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The handout for Dr. Josh Mulvihill's seminar at Mega Con on Discipling Children: 8 Biblical Practices that Every Family Can Do.
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The handout for Dr. Josh Mulvihill's seminar at Mega Con on Biblical Worldview: What It Is, Why It Matters, And How Shape The Worldview Of The Next Generation.
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“Who am I?” Every young person asks themselves this question. It is the challenge of childhood and hunt of humanity to discover ones identity. Society shouts to our children, attempting to convince them that they can create their own identity through the clothes they wear, the car they drive, the cause they support, their tattoos, music, job, and the sexuality they embrace. As a result, identity can change with a new pair of clothes, a new accessory, or a proclamation of gender expression. Children are told to explore and construct their own identity based on their preference. Due to the importance of this topic, every church, school and family should address it with children. This document will introduce you to identity in Christ so that we may achieve the goal of helping young people understand and live out a God-defined, Jesus-centered, and gospel-driven identity.
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Like learning anything, it takes time for young children to learn how to worship corporately. If worshipping as a family is new to you, just getting your children to sit quietly without embarrassing you or distracting others is a big win! If your children are new to corporate worship, here are six suggestions that may be helpful as you train your children to worship corporately.
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As a grandparent with a passion to impact your grandchildren for Christ, do you sometimes struggle to find fun and meaningful ways to disciple them and leave a lasting legacy of faith? Help is at hand in Discipling Your Grandchildren, which contains dozens of suggestions and strategies to help you do just that.