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  1. Midyear Refreshment for Ministry Volunteers

    Midyear Refreshment for Ministry Volunteers

    In the month of January, the days are short and the nights are long and cold (for some of us). The busy holiday season is over, and many of us feel tired and worn down. Sometimes this attitude carries over into the classroom. The eagerness and energy of the school year’s beginning has diminished. What’s a teacher to do to fight against the midyear doldrums? ... More

  2. The Prayers of this Generation Matter to the Next

    The Prayers of this Generation Matter to the Next

    Over the years of our ministry, my wife Sally and I have taught various classes and seminars that offer vision and practical strategies for Christian parents who are committed to faithfully raising their children in the “instruction of the Lord.” ... More

  3. A New Year Prayer to Our Everlasting God

    A New Year Prayer to Our Everlasting God

    Everlasting Father, We come to You as our everlasting Lord and Savior and King who rules an everlasting kingdom that shall never be destroyed, with an everlasting dominion that shall never pass away. 2018 has quickly passed away, but You are from everlasting to everlasting. The grass has grown and withered, the flower has bloomed and fallen, but You are the everlasting rock that remains forever. ... More

  4. Top Five Posts of 2018

    Top Five Posts of 2018

    As we come to the end of 2018, we are grateful for our long-term readers of this blog as well as those of you who started reading this year, especially those who have subscribed to the Joy for the Next Generationse-newsletter. We thought both long-term and new readers might appreciate a roundup of the 5 most read posts from this past year. We hope these can provide fresh encouragement for you as you prepare for 2019.   ... More

  5. A Christmas Prayer of Praise

    A Christmas Prayer of Praise

    As you prepare to celebrate Christmas and Christ's coming into our world, I wanted to share with you a Christmas prayer of praise, actually two prayers of praise. My hope is that these prayers can be encouraging in shaping your personal prayers of praise for Christmas, but also that one of these may be helpful in shaping opportunities you might have to pray with your family and other guests you may be with this week. ... More

  6. The Fruit of Vision-Oriented Children’s Ministry

    The Fruit of Vision-Oriented Children’s Ministry

    Having a long-term, God-centered, Gospel-focused vision is crucial for discipling children and youth. The fruit of leading and teaching with this vision is illustrated well at North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Stephanie Jackson, children’s ministry director at North Wake, shares how vision has shaped the past decade and a half of ministry to children there: ... More

  7. The Fruit of Investing in the Faith of the Next Generation

    The Fruit of Investing in the Faith of the Next Generation

    Romans 10:17 says, "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." One of the great joys we have at Truth78 is receiving testimonies about the fruit of faith that comes as children hear the word of Christ in a variety of settings. We hope you'll be as encouraged as we were by some of the testimonies we've received in the past few months: ... More

  8. "He Established a Testimony" Becomes First Printed Curriculum in Manipuri Language

    "He Established a Testimony" Becomes First Printed Curriculum in Manipuri Language

    Although the Gospel reached the Manipuri people in northeastern India in 1894, they didn’t have any Sunday School material until this year. This fall, Suresh Singh of Partners in Discipleship International (PDI) visited the Truth78 team and presented the first printed copy of any curriculum in the Manipuri language, He Established a TestimonyTruth78’s Old Testament stories for young children. ... More

  9. The Enduring Power of Christmas + Free Lesson/Devotional

    The Enduring Power of Christmas + Free Lesson/Devotional

    There is wonderful variety displayed in the Christmas celebrations of our churches and families. Some are shaped by years of special traditions. Some are unique to our cultural backgrounds. ... More

  10. The Life-Transforming Gift of Bible Memory

    The Life-Transforming Gift of Bible Memory

    No one wants to give boring presents for Christmas, especially not to children. But there is a gift that is often overlooked in its ability to captivate our minds and hearts. It is a one-of-a-kind gift that is beyond exciting because it is… …sweeter than honey; more valuable than gold; a lamp and a guide; a hiding place and shield; a sword and strong defense; always right, true, and trustworthy; powerful; life-giving; hope-producing; more satisfying than food; unchanging; eternal; and more. ... More