My wife, Daphne, and I recently travelled to Nicaragua to train family ministry leaders. We were privileged to be invited as part of a pastoral training team working with Threefold Ministries. We taught two family ministry conferences while the remainder of the team organized details and collaboratively led the ministry couples conferences. The people attending... Continue Reading →
Why Families Are Attending Your Church Less Frequently and 6 things you can do to change it ~ RELEVANT CHILDRENS MINISTRY. I think fewer families are attending church in Canada as well as in the US for similar reasons as listed in the link. The question is, "How important is regular connection to a local... Continue Reading →
Making Faith Part of Everyday Life, Part 1. This article is a thoughtful look at building faith conversations into your daily rhythms and routines. Worth a click!
The Gospels are a fascinating look into the life of the Messiah, the Chosen One, who delivers us from sin and brings us back to God. Surrounded in controversy, yet filled with wonder, how can we best read these books and also inspire others to read them well? 1-The Wonder of the Person of Jesus... Continue Reading →
The Only Kind of Bible Study that Will Change Your Life – The Gospel Coalition Blog. A good read for parents and children's ministry leaders connected with the Gospel Project curriculum.
How claustrophobia almost grounded supersonic skydiver - CNN.com. "Simply put, he needed to get his eyes back on the prize." For the one who believes in Jesus, there are no greater stakes. To defy fear to become the world record holder for highest jump is amazing. To defy fear for the enduring kingdom of God... Continue Reading →
The true account of Perpetua and Felicitas is a fascinating look at faith in the moment of fierce trial. Both young women, one with child and one pregnant were determined to hold fast to their faith even up being thrown to wild beasts. Nothing could deter them! This link will take you to their story. Enjoy!
If you like this story, you and your children will also love watching the Torchlighters version of it.
Fatherlessness in Canada, statistics, fatherlessness children studies. The power of a daddy's presence is massive. So great that when Jesus died, he called out, "Father, why have you forsaken me?" The greatest consequence of our sin is separation from the Father's love. The greatest reward of forgiveness is closeness to the Father! Jesus took the... Continue Reading →