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Understanding and Reaching Children with Autism for Christ

What is ASD? According to the Autism Society, it is a complex developmental disability that has a wide and varying range of severity and symptoms that affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It’s time we better understand how Autism affects children and their families.

4 Way to Help Children Learn Servanthood

One of the most effective ways to combat the cultural mind-set of "me first" is by modeling a life of service. Serving can happen in the small ways we interact with one another, by putting the needs of others ahead of ourselves, and by being God’s hands extended to those around us. This article presents four practical ways to help our kids develop a mind-set of servanthood.

When Military Parents Deploy

Military kids can be remarkably resilient at times, but they are not super human. The absence of their parents are filled with uncertainty, risks, and challenges, and even pastors without personal military experience can assist these young children and youth in meaningful ways. This article lists steps to remember when working with them.

<span><em>True Confessions of a Church Kid</em> book review</span>

According to Pastor Elyse Murphy in her first book release "Confessions of a Church Kid: Honest Thoughts on Finding God and Becoming Myself," kids face several issues that parents and leaders alike may not realize. This Salubris release is a rare treasure for the hearts of young church-goers. In this engaging read, Elyse shares portions of her real-life story as she speaks out for students that have grown up in the church world with their unique temptations and downfalls. Filled with laughter, love, and life-lows, Elyse, who is now the youth/young adult pastor at Oasis Church in California, opens her heart wide to the world as she confesses her personal journey as a Christian teen. She is the pastor’s kid to whom every Christian kid can relate.

The Unfiltered Generation

Children today are being born and raised into a technologically advanced society. While this has its advantages, it also has its dangers. Access to misinformation can cause confusion, magnify insecurities, and even damage a child’s frail and formidable mind. This article focuses on four aspects that parents and/or leaders can focus on as they encourage children.

What If The ABCs of Salvation Aren’t Enough?

I can hear it now… “What?! What do you mean the ABCs of salvation are not enough???” Now don’t start writing something in the comments section or blogging that I’m adding to the Scriptures. I firmly believe the Scriptures that every one of us is a sinner (Romans 3:23) and all are deserving of death (Romans 6:23). I also believe Jesus paid the price for our sins, and that when we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us (John 3:16).