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  1. Engaging and Equipping Parents for Discipleship

    Engaging and Equipping Parents for Discipleship

    Does it ever feel like the parents in your church seem to view children’s and youth ministry as a “drop-off” center meant to do the work of discipling their children? Or, maybe as a parent, you feel as if the church treats you somewhat like an incompetent outsider when it comes to discipling your own children? ... More

  2. Children Guided by 2 Timothy 2:15

    Children Guided by 2 Timothy 2:15

    The focus of the Truth78 conference this month is "Biblical Literacy for the Next Generation." What is at stake in cultivating biblical literacy for the next generation? Consider this exhortation from David and Sally Michael from an earlier conference message and what the implications are for children who would be guided by 2 Timothy 2:15: ... More

  3. The Precious Gift of Camaraderie

    The Precious Gift of Camaraderie

    Imagine a children’s ministry conference permeated with deep teaching, exhortation, and encouragement from God’s Word. A conference with vision casting that provides a renewed sense of focus, urgency, and passion for the faith of the next generations and practical help for “making it happen” in your family and local church. Yes, we believe that you will experience all of these things at our conference in Louisville October 18-19. But there is also an element that I find enduringly precious and satisfying at our conferences—the camaraderie!  ... More

  4. When God Blesses Your Classroom with a Child from a Non-Christian Home

    When God Blesses Your Classroom with a Child from a Non-Christian Home

    Are you prepared when God, by His gracious and wise providence, brings a child from a non-Christian home into your classroom? How can you best minister to this child? What are some challenges that you may encounter? ... More

  5. Three Benefits of Inviting Parents to Visit the Classroom

    Three Benefits of Inviting Parents to Visit the Classroom

    “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith, We are so thankful to have Suzy in our class this year. We would be overjoyed to have you visit our classroom…” Have you ever sent out a personal invitation like this? During most of my years of teaching Sunday school, we had an open invitation to parents to visit the classroom. It’s sad to say, but very few parents took advantage of it. For those who did, their presence was overwhelmingly positive for everyone involved. ... More

  6. Liberating Teens from One Conformity to Another

    Liberating Teens from One Conformity to Another

    The pressure to conform is enormous these days. Young people (teenagers), in particular, are targets of the “conform to the latest worldly philosophies and trends or be an intolerable outcast” mentality that permeates the culture. The easiest thing for our teens to do would be to just play along and fit in. But conformity to the world is a death trap, plain and simple. Therefore, Christian parents, and the church as a whole, must do everything possible to help our young people toward a radically different type of conformity. ... More

  7. Three Resolutions for the Year Ahead

    Three Resolutions for the Year Ahead

    Teachers, what do you want to see happen in your classroom this year? What are your aspirations and goals for your students? Toward that end, what must you commit yourself to doing? ... More

  8. Truth78 Announces New Leadership to Guide a Vision for the Discipleship of the Next Generation

    Truth78 Announces New Leadership to Guide a Vision for the Discipleship of the Next Generation

    Truth78 announced today new leadership to pursue a vision for the discipleship of the next generations, naming David Michael as Executive Director and Gary Brewer as Director of International Resource Development.
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  9. Heart-Focused Classroom Management – Part 2

    Heart-Focused Classroom Management – Part 2

    Discipline is helping children to grow, not controlling behavior. It is a long process that needs to be mostly positive in nature, but firm and loving. So, relationship building is incredibly important. Managing a classroom—keeping it under control, is something we can do the first time we ever walk into a group of children, and maintaining a well-run classroom achieves another goal—training our children in righteousness: ... More

  10. Truth78 Speakers and Breakout Seminars

    Truth78 Speakers and Breakout Seminars

    Will the next generations trust Christ? Will they stand firm in His truth? The "From Childhood You Have Known" conference has been designed to inspire and equip parents and teachers to acquaint the next generation with the holy, life-giving, all-satisfying Word of God.  ... More