By Mark Pierce on Sep 14, 2012
Using just 7-10 minutes of your service, you can have children asking to come back to church. Here's how.
By Erik Raymond on Aug 3, 2015
Erik Raymond suggests some things he has done as both dad and pastor to help kids hear and understand the message in “big church.”
By Focus On The Family on Sep 15, 2017
As Christians, we all know how important it is to equip kids with a sense of joy in reading God’s Word and the confidence to freely express their faith in Jesus. But that goal is becoming more difficult in today’s culture.
By Lance Witt on Feb 13, 2017
For many years I did ministry as an employee rather than as a son. My value and acceptance were dependent on how well I performed.
By Josh Reich on Jan 28, 2017
Have you had a guest come to your church who seem excited but never come back?
By John Piper on May 23, 2018
John Piper shares his input on "if" and "when" it's appropriate for pastors to marry unbelievers.
By Rick Ezell on Dec 5, 2014
You may be the most skilled preacher and your church may have excellent small groups or the best children’s ministry in the city, but your first-time guests will never know unless they make a second or third visit.
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 16, 2016
Before kids, life was simpler, but it was a lot less fun. After kids, things get crazy. Everything takes more time, and you wonder what you did before the little ones were around. Going places with your kids becomes an adventure. You pack up everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You make sure everyone’s eaten and used the restroom, even though you know they’ll be hungry and have to go again when you get there.
By Megan Briggs on Oct 4, 2016
Have we lost sight of the need to memorize Scripture in our digital age?
By John Gilman Ii on Jun 24, 2016
Families have long been the cornerstone of church congregations. Parents bring their children to church every Sunday. At a certain point, it becomes the children’s choice and responsibility to decide if they want to continue going to church every Sunday or not. That’s why it’s so important to show your children God’s grace and make Him a priority in their life from an early age.
By Joe Mckeever on Oct 21, 2017
"A pastor’s wife’s greatest ministry is to her husband first, and her children second."
By Douglas Wilson on Dec 22, 2017
A father who wants to lead and disciple his family needs to remember that the one thing he must cultivate is heart loyalty. He must, of course, connect that loyalty to scriptural and worthy objects, but if he does not have heart loyalty, childrearing will simply be one grief replaced by another.
By Thom Rainer on Jan 12, 2018
I want to share with you readers eight of the most powerful lessons I have learned in 40 years of marriage.
By Brian Croft on Jan 20, 2018
Many of you knew I was on a trip with my 13 year-old son recently. What was the occasion? My wife and I promised each of our children when they turned 13 years old, they would get to take a special trip with one of us.
By Burk Parsons on Jan 13, 2018
If we are to redirect the current paths of young people, we must begin in the church by taking up the charge to come alongside younger men and women, and teach them the old, ancient values of God's Word.