Christian parenting

Simple Suggestions to Challenge Young Christians Toward Spiritual Maturity – Christian Article

As a youth bi-vocational youth pastor, I quickly learned the difference between teaching and training, especially when it comes to preparing the next generation of Christians to grow in their confidence and spiritual maturity. While teaching provides an opportunity to learn truth, training directs this effort toward a tangible challenge. Boxers and athletes train, for example, because they know a calendared fight or sporting event is just around the corner. We train when we prepare for a calendared challenge. While…

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How do you teach children Bible verses? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

There are so many great ways to help kids memorize scripture. Here are a few of our favorites activities for scripture memory in your family, church, or Sunday School. 5 Ways to Teach Children Bible Verses Like everything it helps to have a plan. Here are some of my favorite ways to help kids memorize their Bible verses. In general, Scripture work should be fun, easy, age-appropriate and effective. Here is what I recommend: 1. Adopt One Verse a Week…

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Why Are Young People Leaving the Church? (Video) – Christian Article

The number of young people who identify as Christians continues to decrease. Why is this the case? J. Warner Wallace answers this question in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. If your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study. You can also purchase the DVD set for the Cold-Case Christianity group study (it comes with a facilitator’s guide) along with the…

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Why We Ought Not Treat Kids… Like Kids – Christian Article

I started attending church in the second grade. I spent most of my childhood and teen years in youth ministry. I went to a few different churches during that time and saw different variations in youth ministry. As I got older, I also began volunteering on the junior high and high school worship teams, so I got a behind the scenes look at how things worked. On top of that, my father served in youth ministry  and I would tag…

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The Relationship Between Preparation and Passion – and How to Increase Both in the Lives of Your Students (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Impact 360 and describes the important relationship between being prepared and being willing to share the truth of Christianity. How can we encourage young Christians to take a stand for Jesus? The role of preparation cannot be underestimated. If you have young believers in your house, consider the Impact 360 Fellows program or the Impact 360 Immersion program. To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information…

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