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Extending Your Reach Through Technology

We live in a glorious era of technology. Our phones alone contain far more processing power than the first space shuttles. We can have conversations, order pizza, even find our future spouse—all from the palm of our hand. Even the most common individual has some of the greatest knowledge in history at their fingertips 24/7. How do you take this knowledge and make your children's ministry better?

A Church Planters Perspective on Tru Fire

Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Tru Fire lately, and you’ve been wondering about its value for your church. You may have heard the curriculum is distinctly Pentecostal, is delivered in a customizable digital format, and that it empowers the home and offers results you can see in kids. Recently we heard from Cara Railey about her take on Tru Fire from a church planter's perspective.

Make Parent Meetings a Success

Over the years, the term “Parent Meeting” has meant parent workshops about hot topics, program and policy changes, open house meet and greets, and private one-on-one meetings. No matter what the reason, the truth is no one likes “meetings.” But that doesn’t mean they have to be lame wastes of time either. This article points to one big tip that will save you lots of time planning and conducting parent meetings.

Equip Parents to Protect Kids Online

This week, we’ve had some really great conversations about the importance of protecting kids in today’s digital age. Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite resources you can share with parents to help them protect their kids.

Sexual Health and the Kids’ Leader

In August of 2014, the Barna group published reliable statistics that were shocking to church leadership. It indicated that the number of Christian men looking at pornography virtually mirrors that of non-Christians. Approximately two thirds of Christian men look at porn on a regular basis (at least once a month).

The Talk

Most parents struggle when it comes to talking to their kids about sex. Sadly, some parents simply never muster the courage to have “the talk” with their kids. With the prevalence of Internet pornography and children who are immersed in a culture that is preoccupied with sex, the parental voice in the lives of kids is invaluable. When parents go silent, kids learn about sex in ways that can have lifelong negative consequences.