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Proclamation: The Search for a Shining Face

September 19, 2014

God sent a shining face from beyond the sun, the wisdom of God in human flesh.  Solomon once asked, “Who is like the wise?” (Ecclesiastes 8:1). God’s answer in the New Testament is, “This one, the eternal wisdom of God […]

Family Ministry: What Can You Do Right Now to Start Discipling Your Children?

September 17, 2014

So what are a few practical discipleship practices that you could start this week in your household? Here’s what we are doing this week in our family—see if any of these practices might work in your household as well: This […]

Family Ministry: Learning How to TIE

September 10, 2014

One of the most important organizational principles in family-equipping ministry is don’t add any new programs. So how do you embrace a new approach to ministry without adding anything new? Find out here: This blog post was adapted from a […]

Family Ministry: How Do I Train My Children to Have a Biblical Worldview?

September 3, 2014

One crucial aspect of discipling our children is simply helping them to see all of life in light of God’s glory and God’s story—to see the ordinary things of life, as well as the extraordinary, from the perspective of God’s […]

Family Ministry: Providing Parents with a Bigger Vision for Their Children’s Lives

August 27, 2014

One of the most important aspects of family ministry, especially in the early stages, is providing the parents a vision for something bigger and better than what they’re doing now. The fact is that most parents are living in a […]

Family Ministry: The First Step Toward Launching Your Church’s Family Ministry

Strangely enough, the hardest first step toward family-equipping ministry for most churches is not an organizational step. The hardest step and the first step, when a church catches the vision for family ministry, is to draw the staff together to […]

PROOF: Who Invented the TULIP? (Part 3)

Did you miss Parts 1 and 2 of “Who Invented the TULIP?”  Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. Where Did McAfee Find His Points in the First Place? Others have explored the origins of TULIP as […]

PROOF: Who Invented the TULIP? (Part 2)

Did you miss Part 1 of “Who Invented the TULIP?”  Click here to read it. Tiptoeing through (the History of) the TULIP The earliest name clearly connected to the TULIP seems to be Cleland Boyd McAfee. Born in Missouri in […]

PROOF: Who Invented the TULIP? (Part 1)

Chances are, if you’ve ever heard of the “five points of Calvinism,” you heard them first in the form of a flower—a tulip, to be exact. If your earliest awareness of these points was anything like mine, it began with […]

Family Ministry: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children

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 […]