As parents we naturally want the best for our children. When we find something they enjoy or discover a measure of talent we want to invest. I think that’s kind of normal. When it comes to prioritizing time and money we generally pursue talent development over faith development and this could come with real consequence. … Continue reading Parenting Concern #2: We Pursue Talent Development Over Faith Development
This week I spoke to several leaders seeking a simple definition of family ministry. What is it? What does it look like? Here is a short answer from a big picture viewpoint. Out of shear necessity 21st century American evangelicals are diligently working to define “Family Ministry.” A sense of urgency stems from a recent … Continue reading Understanding Family Ministry?
"I am in the process of transitioning from a medium size church to a smaller church. On a good day there are 20 children from birth through high school. How do we go about beginning something as dynamic and powerful as SHIFT but reasonable for the small church to manage?" -A Motivated Children's Pastor Let … Continue reading SHIFT FAQ: SHIFT in Smaller Churches?