Get Involved in Children's Ministry

For many years, I avoided anything to do with our children’s ministry.  I cringed when I would be asked to go to kids camp or to participate in VBS.  I always made it out to be the most inconvenient and worst weeks ever, so I simply turned down the offer. Students Pastors, please take time to get to know your …

Why We Need Information if We Want to See Transformation

Many a pastor—myself included—has offered this advice to new teachers of the Word. At first blush, it sounds really good. After all, we’ve all fallen victim to the lifeless teaching of a monotone lecturer-preacher whose discussion on Greek noun declensions did little to help us grow in our relationship with Christ. Such a preacher may give his listeners a lot …

Ministry Affairs

Does that sound at all familiar to you? How about if I was not talking about another person? Reread that description and apply it to your ministry. How about now? You would never imagine cheating on your spouse.  You love them and care for them deeply.  You have made conscience choices to protect yourself from sexual sin or from putting …

Launch an Incredible Family Ministry

The animated feature The Incredibles is a favorite movie in our household—and one of our favorite scenes is the family meal early in the film. Dinner at the Parr household has deteriorated into pandemonium. The infant squeals in delight at the chaos as two siblings engage in super-powered combat. A frazzled mom strains unsuccessfully to restore order. And what about …

Battling Pornography

Header image provided by SplitShire. This article was originally posted on CPYU.org on March 5, 2014Over the course of the last couple of weeks I’ve had several people ask me this question: “What do think is the biggest challenge facing children and teens today?” That’s a tough question to answer. Without a doubt, today’s “biggest challenge” is nothing new. It’s …

Biblical Worldview and the Way We Teach Children

How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children Dr. Timothy Paul Jones To have a biblical worldview is to interpret every aspect of our lives—including our relationships with children—within the framework of God’s story. At the center of God’s story stands this singular act: In Jesus Christ, God personally intersected human history and redeemed humanity at a …