Events

  1. The Three Ds of Deuteronomy 6

    When it comes to understanding and articulating cultural shifts in light of biblical truth, Dr. Albert Mohler is a welcome source of clarity, exhortation, and encouragement. Joe Eaton wrote a summary of Dr. Mohler’s message Holding Fast to the Whole Counsel of God Under Pressure to Conform from our last National Conference, which pointed to three Ds from Deuteronomy 6 that we, as parents and teachers, can take to heart.  The dominant culture tends to replicate itself in each new generation. This is why Paul calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12). The last thing that should surprise us is that our children are going to grow up to look like the culture around them…unless a great work is done. Deuteronomy 6 tells us how we can influence our children biblically to remain steadfast in an ungodly culture. Three key words guide us through this text. ... More

  2. Children Desiring God to Become Truth78 on April 10

    Children Desiring God to Become Truth78 After months of planning and preparation, we are excited to announce that on April 10 Children Desiring God will officially become Truth78, an independent 501(c)3 organization structured to more strategically fulfill our mission to equip the next generations to know, honor, and treasure God. We will mark this launch on April 10 with a new website, new resources, and a special launch event. The name Truth78 connects us to Psalm 78, which has been a signature text defining our ministry over the past 20 years. Psalm 78 charges us to take this testimony we've received from our fathers and faithfully pass it on to the next generation so that they would set their hope in God. Ever since Children Desiring God was established as a ministry of Desiring God in 1998, these two ministries have shared a similar name, typeface, and color palette. Over the past 20 years, however, as Children Desiring God grew more broadly as a developer of curriculum, the Fighter Verses™ Scripture memory tools, family discipleship resources, and vision-casting and training, Desiring God has increasingly focused its emphasis on spreading a passion for the supremacy of God through resources on DesiringGod.org. ... More

  3. Join Us for the Leading With Love Parenting Event

    Children Desiring God // Leading with Love Parenting Event Raising children in the fear and admonition of the Lord is a noble and supremely challenging task. Children Desiring God is excited to join Crossings Ministries in coming alongside you with resources and encouragement to help you in your parenting endeavors! We want to show you how to stay centered on the Gospel and equip you to use God's word to teach, instruct, discipline, and encourage your children as they learn to navigate the culture and face the challenges of growing up. Join us at one of the two special Leading with Love events on November 4 in Hardin, Ky. or on November 11 in Louisville, Ky. You will hear from featured speakers Chap Bet ... More

  4. Planning Events that Reinforce Your Vision

    Planning Events that Reinforce Your Vision Are you looking forward to planning some special events for your children's and youth ministry this spring and summer? Here are some helpful reminders from Betty Dodge’s presentation, “Reinforcing the Vision with Events and Programs”:

    • Glorify God and increase joy in Him by planning events that:
      • …will display the glory of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior (1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 4:6).
      • …will cause His Word to dwell richly in His people by His Spirit (Colossians 3:16-17).
      • …deepen the relationship between Christ and His church, and build relationships within the believer’s household (Psalm 25:4, 14; Philippians 3:10).
      • …make disciples of Christ and work to bring them to maturity in Him (Colossians 1:28-29; Titus 2:3-8).
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  5. VIDEO: “Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation” by Mark Vroegop

    Persevering in the Whole Counsel of God

    We are excited to be sharing the content from our 2016 National Conference. Check back each Wednesday to view a new plenary session (along with discussion questions and action steps) to help you better understand how to persevere in teaching the whole counsel of God to the next generation. 

    Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation In his message, “Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation,” Pastor Mark Vroegop encourages us to declare the whole counsel of God to our students and children. In t ... More

  6. Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of God

    Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of GodWe were honored to have Bruce Ware join us again for the Children Desiring God National Conference as he guided us through Exploring the Fullness of the Whole Counsel of God. Bruce broke the whole counsel of God down into two categories—breath and the depth—to help us further understand its meaning. Video of the conference keynotes will be available at a later date.

    Breadth

    Bruce shared to steps to keep in mind as he discussed understanding the breadth of the whole counsel of God. First, we need to be a people who come to understand the whole of Biblical content. He recommends usin ... More

  7. Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation

    Vroegop HeaderWe were honored to have Mark Vroegop launch our Children Desiring God conference with his message on Declaring the Whole Counsel of God to the Next Generation. Mark guided us through six ways we can model our ministry after Paul's ministry. Video of the conference keynotes will be available at a later date.

    Acts 20:17-38

    This passage is important because in the final moments of a person’s life, you hear the distillation of his ministry to a people. What do we hear from Paul in these moments? How do his words relate to ministry to children and youth?

    Six Ways Our Ministry to Children and Youth Should Be Modeled After Pa

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  8. Catechizing: Bring it Back!

    ID-10020083 This week, I’ve had the privilege of getting a sneak-peak at Sally Michael’s new seminar, “Catechism: Out-of-Date, or a Tried-and-True Teaching Tool of Eternal Truths?,” which she will be presenting at our National Conference (a mere two and a half weeks away!). It is an excellent seminar in which she draws upon the time-tested wisdom of our Christian forebears. Here is one sample of one such man. Sally quotes John Murray from his article titled, “Catechizing: A Forgotten Practice”:

    The foundation of all religion, Isaac Watts reminds us, is laid ... More

  9. A Timely Message

    Children Desiring God Blog // National Conference For years, while the Children Desiring God leadership team pondered and prayed about future conference themes and speakers, I harbored the hope that someday we would be able to have Dr. Albert Mohler speak. It seemed a long shot. After all, he is not only president of one of the world’s largest and most influential seminaries, he is also a much requested speaker at numerous “first-tier” theological conferences. So, what a shock and a joy—and a testament to God’s gracious providence—that Dr. Mohler will be one of our plenary speakers in Indianapolis. And I believe that his message to us on Friday April 15, Holding Fast the Whole Counsel ... More

  10. Diamonds, or Rock Candy?

    ID-100255509 A while back, our family visited the National Gem Collection in Washington, D.C. It contains an amazing display of some of the world’s most beautiful gems—diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and more. Each gem is carefully displayed to reflect its many dazzling facets. Each stuns the eyes of the beholder. The value of the collection is beyond comprehension. A priceless national treasure…and yet just infinitesimal—a drop in an infinite ocean—in comparison to the greatness and worth of God! In his classic work, The Knowledge of the Holy—The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the ... More

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