When your church’s bookstall overseer isn’t feeding the sheep healthy food, they’re working against the digestion of the church’s entire teaching ministry.
Equip the saints for the work of the ministry by helping parents disciple their children toward maturity.
Given the prevalence of child abuse in our society, a church should never assume abuse could not happen in its children’s ministry.
We need to find and train leaders. But how?
Don’t skimp on theology when it comes to your church’s curriculum for children. The ultimate goal is to help our children to know God.
Whether you’re a pastor or a deacon responsible for the care of senior saints, here are some suggestions on refreshing them in Christ.
Small groups have the potential to be a tool for maintaining church unity—when they are led wisely.
What you feed people with is what they’ll continue to hunger for.
When our pastors oversee women’s ministry, it doesn’t indicate distrust, but rather that when the wolves attack, the shepherds will bear the brunt, not the sheep.
Paul teaches kids the Bible and applies it to their lives, teaches in a way that leads children back to the authority of their parents, and equips parents to effectively disciple their children.
Parachurch, Not Parachute: Advantages and Disadvantages of Extra-Church Bible Studies and FellowshipsBy Sam Crites | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Ministries | 12.15.2022
The key to healthy parachurch ministry is to make sure its ultimate goal is to support and encourage healthy churches.
Foster a culture of discipling with the teenagers. Build a bridge from the rest of the church into their lives.
Let what happens on Sunday spill over into the rest of the week. Share a church pew, then start sharing dinner tables, sidewalks, and car rides.
We as pastors should never fall into the trap of thinking we are above caring for the souls of young children.