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God says to parents in Deuteronomy 6:7, “You shall teach [these commandments] diligently to your children..." Check out Family Fire as we explore what it means to lead our children in the faith.
In any given congregation there are people who have recently lost their mother or father. There are people with strained family relationships. How can we honor Mothers while being sensitive to difficult situations?
Attitudes need monitoring, as does atmosphere. A detector for real smoke checks the atmosphere for clarity at regular intervals and if needed, sounds an alert. How is this done in churches?
Christian speaker and author, Jolene DeHeer, has students tell her they'll go on a mission trip if it is out of the county, someplace warm, or if there is a fun “day away” activity. How do we break these barriers?
Brad would find himself praying for healing, not for himself, but for the adults with disabilities to whom he tended each day. God revealed His power, but not by healing.
I suddenly blurted out, “I don’t want Jesus to come back! I want to see our baby daughter grow up; I want to fix up the old house that we just bought; I want to get better at this career that I've just begun.”
In the absence of deacons, the full voice of the church is not heard, nor is the full ministry of the church under discussion. We await the outcome of synod’s deliberations with interest.
Are our churches willing to put aside our own opinions and views about the people who report sexual harassment in order to help them and to follow proper reporting procedures?
We’re realizing more and more that having two agencies produces a gap or, at least, discontinuities. Many times, we have to travel just a city block or two to cross boundaries of culture and language.
We often talk about bullying in schools and strategies to encourage decreased aggression for our children. But what about bullying in our everyday lives as adults in the church?
Our living room is used for worship service. Our den is for toddlers. As cool as it is to have our house used in this way, we are facing the reality that we need a more neutral place for more reasons than convenience.
When it comes to paying our congregational musicians, most churches are faced with a couple different scenarios. Has your church wrestled with this question?
I once read that organizations should periodically clear the decks, disband every committee, and run lean for a season. Classes may soon be given the opportunity to do something like this...
On May 24, churches around the world will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. What is the connection between tongues of fire and mission work? Keep reading to find out!
The 2015 Prayer Summit may be over but let's share our experiences from this powerful event!
People often think that we must make a decision, "Do we serve our families or serve the church?" Daphne Kirk's blog, The Day of Joshua, helps us imagine how we can serve WHILE discipling children.
Learn how World Renew & World Missions are responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
More than 400 churches have used Faith Alive’s children’s ministry curriculum to deepen and expand the faith of its children! Do you know what Sunday school curriculum your church uses?
From Kids Corner, parents receive effective tools to teach Bible literacy and faith formation. Check out the most recent episodes!