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  1. Five Parental Promises for the Faithful Discipleship of Children

    Five Parental Promises for the Faithful Discipleship of Children

    The dedication of children is an act of faith in the presence of God and His people in which we solemnly and earnestly offer our children up to God for His wise and sovereign purposes in their lives, and offer ourselves up to God for the holy responsibility of being biblical parents and raising our children in the fear, knowledge, and joy of the Lord.... More

  2. Gearing Up for Fall, Step 1—Embrace and Communicate a Compelling Vision

    Gearing Up for Fall, Step 1—Embrace and Communicate a Compelling Vision

    Most of us are entering a type of “road construction” season with regard to children’s and youth ministry. Challenges abound. That is why it is so important to begin this journey with a clear, compelling goal in mind—one that will inspire the church, parents, teachers, and volunteers to join together for what may be a rough road ahead. We need a goal worthy of our greatest efforts and relentless perseverance.... More

  3. “Failure Is Not an Option”—Keeping the Goal Front and Center this Coming School Year

    “Failure Is Not an Option”—Keeping the Goal Front and Center this Coming School Year

    It’s now mid-July, and we still don’t know what the fall may bring. Cancel everything? Press on as usual? Take the resources we have and configure them in a new way? Whatever the way forward for your church and family, now more than ever, it’s important to keep the ultimate goal front and center!... More

  4. Discipling Children by Teaching and Modeling God’s Truth with Joy

    Discipling Children by Teaching and Modeling God’s Truth with Joy

    There are piles and piles of camping and hiking gear in our basement. Each piece of equipment reflects a specific need for the type of environment we face when we head out into the wilderness. Over the years, we provided our children with instruction on how to use each piece properly. But imagine if we had simply stopped there and never actually took them out camping and hiking. Or what if we took them out into the wilderness and they noticed that dad and mom seemed totally disinterested or spent the whole time grumbling and complaining? Would that make them more or less likely to become avid and skillful campers? Proper instruction and joyful modeling. Both are essential, and even more so as we seek to pass on to our children the most important realities in the universe.... More

  5. Psalm 78 Day

    Psalm 78 Day

    Psalm 78 is just as relevant to this generation as it was to the generation that first heard it centuries ago. As a way to incline this generation to meditate and act on these words for the good of the next generation, we want to encourage you to mark July 8 (7/8) as a day to focus on Psalm 78.... More

  6. Updated Resource Delivery Strategy

    Updated Resource Delivery Strategy

    Our mission is to inspire you, our partners, with a biblical vision of ministry and equip you with resources for the comprehensive discipleship of the next generation. In order to equip you, we need to deliver those resources to you. Most curriculum resources are available in either print or electronic format. Recently, we introduced a new delivery system for our electronic resources with new and improved features. ... More

  7. Meditating on God's Wonderful Works this Summer

    Meditating on God's Wonderful Works this Summer

    When I was a child, and even into my teens, I spent most of my free time outdoors. Whether playing active games with friends, exploring the neighborhood woods, or simply lying in the grass trying to identify different shapes or figures in the clouds, we spent much of our summer disconnected from media or other electronics.... More

  8. 6 Ways to Help Families During Corporate Worship this Summer

    6 Ways to Help Families During Corporate Worship this Summer

    As our churches are reopening, we are hearing plenty about the awkwardness of following distancing guidelines within the church. What is talked about less is the nosier elephant in the room: the kid element. Even while worship has resumed, nurseries and Sunday schools remain closed, leaving parents trying to figure out how to keep kids happy and quiet while attending this strange new model of worship. It won’t be easy, but here are five things churches can do to help families in a stressful season of trying to worship together.... More

  9. A hopeful and timely message in Habakkuk

    A hopeful and timely message in Habakkuk

    Amid such troubling circumstances in Habakkuk’s day and ours, God speaks through the prophet. Here are three insights that are particularly helpful and applicable to our present circumstances.... More

  10. New Poster for “In the Beginning...Jesus” Now Available

    New Poster for “In the Beginning...Jesus” Now Available

    We're excited to announce the release of a newly revised edition of In the Beginning...Jesus this August along with an improved poster that's available for use now.... More