Disciplining our children is a hotly debated issue in our culture and the Christian community. Typically, the flashpoints in these debates ignite around issues like spanking, public reprimands, and what consequences (if any) non-parents should be allowed to enforce. But these debates tend to occur without a foundational Biblical understanding on this issue. So, with Scripture as our guide, let’s look at 5 big questions and answers about discipline. [Read more…] about 5 Big Questions And Answers About Discipline
The stereotypical leader is not reflective. He or she is a type-A, action-oriented, goal-driven, energetic extrovert. Self-reflection is for the birds. Pondering life is a waste of time. Journaling is an exercise in futility. In reality, moments of reflection are moments to stop and think — to recharge and gain power. [Read more…] about Tapping Into The Power of Self-Reflection
Teaching Sunday school is a richly rewarding opportunity. However, teaching kids also carries with it some unique challenges. Kids are not made to sit still or be lectured to. Teaching them effectively requires an approach that is both creative and interactive. Sound a little overwhelming? Not to fear! Give this article a quick read and you’ll find 10 ways to improve your Sunday school lessons.
To help each of these ideas stick, we will present them in the context of a scenario. It’s Tuesday afternoon, and you’ve just received an email from your church’s Children’s Director. The email asks if you would be willing to teach Sunday school this weekend. Specifically, the story of David and Goliath.
You may be vaguely familiar with this story, but if you’re honest, you’re not feeling all that comfortable teaching it to a room full of children. Is it possible to prepare in such a way that you step into that Sunday school classroom with confidence? The answer is yes! [Read more…] about 10 Ways To Improve Your Sunday School Lessons