How do you want your grandchildren to eulogize you?

Imagine with me for a moment the following scene:  You have gone to meet Jesus face-to-face. All those you have known and loved along the way are gathered together for a celebration of life service, your funeral. A pastor guides the service and there are several...

The Secret to Persistent Prayer

Praying Persistently How many times have you been asked to pray for someone only to forget about it later on? You are not alone. Fortunately, my attentiveness to prayer was transformed one day when I was sitting in a hospital room after my wife’s surgery in Long...

Praying for Wisdom from God

7 Essentials: Asking God for Wisdom Praying through the 7 Essentials simply means… praying the truths of scripture over the needs of the next generation or others close to you, using the lens of the 7 Essentials. Today’s spotlight is on the essential of wisdom. I...
Top 5 Family Ministry Event Ideas

Top 5 Family Ministry Event Ideas

To help you lead fantastic family ministry events that are well-attended, well-liked, and well-remembered by the families at your church, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best family ministry event ideas out there. We’ve also included our own “intergenerational twists” on some of these creative ideas.

What is Intergenerational Ministry?

What is Intergenerational Ministry?

Intergenerational ministry requires more than a church event where the generations are together. It looks like intentionally cultivating intergenerational relationships designed to impact and enhance the experience of each generation inside the church.

The Future of the Church

The Future of the Church

The church is fracturing. Our focus on generational ministry has led us to a place of weakness. Intergenerational ministry must be the future of the church. The church silos will be defeated, but the church unified will prevail through the power of Christ.

Don’t Stop Praying

Don’t Stop Praying

When God doesn’t provide an answer to prayer, discouragement begins to seep in, and the question lingers in the back of our minds, “Do my prayers matter?” Scripture answers our question with a resounding “yes!”

Parenting Strategy: Giving Blessings

Parenting Strategy: Giving Blessings

Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles God has given us in this life, and because of this I am always looking for ways to make it more meaningful and effective. I like to ask myself and other parents, "As a parent, what would you say are the top...

Prayer and the Golden Rule

Prayer and the Golden Rule

“Will you pray for me?” is such a simple request and yet it is too often not taken seriously enough. I would like to say that I have felt the full weight of each request when someone has asked me to pray for them, but that simply is not true. Regrettably, there have...

A Church Divided

A Church Divided

Have you ever noticed that churches are divided by age and programming?

Adults, children, and students have separate programming uniquely designed for them…

5 Tips for Engaging with Students

5 Tips for Engaging with Students

Psalm 145:4 says, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” The implication of this verse is that one generation has experienced the greatness of God in a real and tangible way.  Perhaps you, too, have seen and...

See.Savor.Share. Discipleship Process

See.Savor.Share. Discipleship Process

Anyone can live for God when the wind is at his or her back and all is well. But chances are, just like my life experiences, your life experiences are filled with hardships, obstacles, and even suffering. The same is true for our students. But how many of our students...

Friends Across the Generations

Friends Across the Generations

When did it become the norm to engage and interact with others who belong only to our same generation? Where did we learn this? How do we unlearn it? There is a real problem; we have failed to make friends across generational lines.