In The Ring (Proverbs 24:3-6)

MOTIVATE You have seen it before: Grandparents telling the same story for the 44th time. BUT, there are some aunts and uncles that remember the story differently and want to debate some of the details. The cousins are all conspiring mischievously in the basement. The dads are watching a sport with nonsensical yelling at a…

Growing Godly Generations

Many of our churches have spent the last few weeks celebrating the birth of Christ, and likely reading the opening chapters of the Gospels. While we all love the nativity narratives and surrounding events, one item not to lose sight in Matthew and Luke are the long list of names. These Gospel writers offer genealogical…

Teens, Church, and Summer Camp

My childhood years were not filled with tremendous spiritual growth. My home church was a church plant that did not have a thriving children’s or youth ministry. We did have pretty good pastors who preached the Word, along with loving and willing church members who modeled Christian maturity and sought to make disciples. It wasn’t…

Praying For A Generation

PRAYING FOR A GENERATION Our world faces uncertainty and unrest. Our nation, the United States of America, appears to be on the brink of a tumultuous transition. As Christians, how should we think, act, and pray? Below are several items for you to consider praying. 1) Pray for presently elected and appointed officials, and also future…