3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

And number three… Their parents preached the gospel to them. As a youth pastor, I can’t do all this. All this equipping that I’m talking about is utterly beyond my limited capabilities. It is impossible for me to bring conversion, of course, but it is also impossible for me to have an equipping ministry that sends out vibrant churchmen and churchwomen if my ministry is … Continue reading 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

Family Meals: Why Eating Together as a Family Is So Important

The research is shared often: kids who eat family meals together are more likely to do well in school, make healthier choices, feel more connected with their families, sense that their parents are proud of them, and have a more positive outlook on life. In their book The Hour that Matters Most, Les and Leslie Parrot state: Study after study shows that the more often families … Continue reading Family Meals: Why Eating Together as a Family Is So Important

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When an Oasis is Really a Mirage

An excellent piece from The Center for Women of Faith in Culture highlights why there can be no neutrality when it comes to discipleship: Women need to hear from other women. This is a truth impressed upon us through stories in scripture about women like Ruth & Naomi and Mary & Martha. In scripture, we see that women are called to teach and influence other … Continue reading When an Oasis is Really a Mirage