My Rumspringa

My Rumspringa Interesting article… long but worth reading all of it. Here’s an excerpt if you only have a few moments: [The reasoning for my spiritual deficiencies:] I was spiritually shallow because the pastors’ teaching had been shallow. I wasn’t fully engaged because they [the church] hadn’t done enough to grab my attention. I was…

Little girl, I say to you, get up!

Audrey Wenger was 11 years old. She had a smile and laughter to fill a room. Audrey was crazy about riding horses, played the piano and sang, and she had a loving faith in the Lord Jesus. She loved her family – her parents Bob & Lynne, her sisters Emily & Holly and her brother…

Missional Families

According to a recent survey by Lifeway Research, parents are open to their children attending church if they don’t have to be the ones to take them (Scott McConnell, LifeWay Research Insights’ Feb. 23 newsletter). The survey found that 76 percent of parents agreed with the statement, “If a neighbor I trusted invited my children…