Pizza and Family Ministry

There are as many models for family ministry as there are ways to make pizza. Most every church wants to bless families and grow them in their faith. Some are elaborate gourmet pizza versions; others are simple cheese versions. And there are hundreds of versions in between. Each one is flavorful and effective in feeding families’ faith appetites. Whichever one is yours, you should celebrate it! Promote the way you craft it. Savor the flavor of it and experiment to improve it. You should also be okay with the versions that are found elsewhere. God loves every flavor and each one reaches another family.

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Family MinistryRyan Frank
The Heart of The Matter

We may think doctrine is irrelevant to kids’ ministry, but think! Anytime we teach kids anything, we are either teaching them sound doctrine or we are misleading them! In the Great Commission, Jesus says that we are to teach disciples to obey everything He commands. Where do we find “everything” He commands? Doctrine.

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CommunityRyan Frank
The Risky Business of Kidmin

Sometimes in ministry things occur that no one ever wants to deal with. Whether we believe circumstances to be unpreventable or just highly unlikely, we’re sometimes unprepared when emergencies arise. Unfortunately, that lack of preparation can find a church and a children’s pastor not only liable, but possibly criminal.

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CommunityRyan Frank
David, Daniel, Moses and Jesus … Four Buddies?

Kids and adults alike can often get the chronology of the Bible wrong, particularly the Old Testament. As the Old Testament makes up over half of the Bible, it is important for us as Christians to understand it. Today John Tietsort is going to help clarify the confusing order of the Old Testament and give you a better understanding of why it is important!

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ResearchRyan Frank
Helping Parents Lead Their Children Biblically

The role of the family unit in Christianity is important. Often times, the parents can feel stuck or uncertain as to what they should be doing better to raise their children in the faith. If you are one of those parents, this article is for you! Brian Haynes understands the importance and wants to give the parents three tips to help guide them in establishing the family that they desire.

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Family MinistryRyan Frank
Making Your Message Stick With Preteens

If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any time at all, you know kids are rarely the problem. Rather, they are the barometer of the problems within their homes. After all, the easiest part of kids ministry is the kids, right? It’s the parents that are the difficult part of the job! So, we all agree that kids will either struggle under or stand upon the foundation of their families. The question is, then, how do we help impact those families?

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CommunityRyan Frank
Connecting to Your Community

If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any time at all, you know kids are rarely the problem. Rather, they are the barometer of the problems within their homes. After all, the easiest part of kids ministry is the kids, right? It’s the parents that are the difficult part of the job! So, we all agree that kids will either struggle under or stand upon the foundation of their families. The question is, then, how do we help impact those families?

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CommunityRyan Frank
Kids Are NOT The Problem!

If you’ve been in children’s ministry for any time at all, you know kids are rarely the problem. Rather, they are the barometer of the problems within their homes. After all, the easiest part of kids ministry is the kids, right? It’s the parents that are the difficult part of the job! So, we all agree that kids will either struggle under or stand upon the foundation of their families. The question is, then, how do we help impact those families?

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Family MinistryRyan Frank