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SNEAK PEEK – Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Advent Devotionals

You may have seen us advertising the new Family Advent Readings designed for use in “Big Church.” Today we’re getting a sneak peek at the new Advent Family Devotional which will be available next week.

Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family… Continue reading

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… Continue reading

Worship Joyfully

Advent begins November 27, 2016. (Click here to learn what Advent is.) In preparation for Advent, Ruth Frost has written this guest post. Ruth taught elementary music for 25 years. She has two children, two step-children, and nine… Continue reading

Coloring Contest – Win a FREE Book!

UPDATE: This contest has been extended. In addition to free books, each submission will be sent a goodie bag with small toys and candy. Simply send a picture of something we do at church to:

Parent Road Ministries, P.O. Box… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

6 Steps for Dealing with Rambunctious Children

It’s test season in public schools across America. This is the third year I’ve been an elementary school test monitor. Honestly, I love it! It gives me a great opportunity to encourage and pray for students, teachers, the schools, our… Continue reading

3 Steps for Effectively Teaching Children

Churches all over are in full swing planning their summer programs for children. One of my favorites is Vacation Bible School (VBS). I was called to the ministry at VBS, so maybe my bias is understandable. (Read this post to… Continue reading

God’s Mercy Toward Literal-Minded Children

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I reel in amazement at the price Christ paid for my sins on Calvary. It is one of the reasons I love Easter so much. But, did you know there is danger lurking for children in this… Continue reading

Parenting Young Kids In Church

Easter Sunday is this week. I am looking forward to seeing some new faces and celebrating the Lord’s resurrection.

As part of the preparations in my church, I’ve been working with our Children’s Minister to create a card that will… Continue reading

Ash Wednesday: You Have Dirt On Your Face

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Next week is Ash Wednesday. Does your church family celebrate Ash Wednesday? Do you? Do your kids know what Ash Wednesday is?

Below is an excerpt from our new family Bible study, What Does “Lamb… Continue reading

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