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  1. Praising God’s Works to the Next Generation

    Praising God’s Works to the Next Generation

    On the long drive home from our Louisville conference, the Truth78 team listened to “One Generation Shall Praise Your Works to Another,” a  sermon by John Piper during the early years of David and Sally Michael’s ministry to families and children at Bethlehem Baptist Church. This message by John beautifully communicates the heart and soul of the vision and mission of Truth78. ... More

  2. Teaching the Law and Pointing to Jesus

    Teaching the Law and Pointing to Jesus

    Parents, when your child disobeys, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? What do you say in response to your child? Do you lead your child to see his disobedience in light of God’s authority and commands? Do you use this moment as an opportunity to point to the gospel? ... More

  3. Encouraging Your Children with a Bible Reading Plan

    Encouraging Your Children with a Bible Reading Plan

    The new school year is well underway and, if your children are like most kids, their schedules are increasingly packed with tasks and activities—homework, sports practice, music lessons, church programs, friends, family, and more.  But what about Bible reading? Are you helping them to prioritize reading the Bible as a daily, beneficial habit? ... More

  4. God’s Holiness in the Classroom

    God’s Holiness in the Classroom

    What might happen in our classrooms if we took these words by David Wells to heart:

    Until we recognize afresh the centrality of God’s holiness, until it once again enters into the innermost fibers of evangelical faith, our virtue will lack seriousness, our belief will lack poignancy, our practice will lack moral pungency, our worship will lack joyful seriousness, our preaching [and teaching] will lack the mordancy of grace, and the church will be just one more special interest pleading for hearing in a world of competing enterprises. ... More

  5. Beyond Conversion: The Call to Disciple Our Children

    Beyond Conversion: The Call to Disciple Our Children

    Before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave every Christian in every century a commission with eternal significance:

    …"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
    —Matthew 28:18-20 ... More

  6. The Urgency of Biblical Literacy in Our Homes and Churches

    The Urgency of Biblical Literacy in Our Homes and Churches

    Suppose an observer came to visit your church’s Sunday school classrooms—specifically first grade through high school. Would they see Bibles in the hands of every student during the lesson time? If so, how long will those Bibles be open? Will the students be actively engaged in looking up texts, reading, and answering questions from the text? ... More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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