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Baptism: When is my child ready?

This is often a question parents ask our KidsChurch and Youth teams. How does an adult discern if a child, preteen, or teen is ready to be baptized? 587 more words

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Imagine a generation...

Imagine the power of a generation who lives and walks so much like Jesus that those around them are drawn to follow them.

Imagine the power of a generation who leads their peers to impact the world toward justice and peace and righteousness. 176 more words

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Cultivating Otherness in our Children

Compassion.

Generosity.

Sacrifice.

Justice.

How do we cultivate these characteristics in our kids and teens in an entitled culture that promotes self-preservation and immediate gratification? By nature, children are egocentric–they believe the world revolves around them and are developmentally unable to see the world through a lens of others. 455 more words

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Surviving another snow day: Grace

I’ve lost track of the snow days my kids have had in the past three weeks. Quite frankly, I’m not sure what makes me more anxious: more snow or my kids going to school until July.  421 more words

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What's the draw to "Parenthood?"

Just in time for the series finally, I decided to scope out all the chatter about the 6-season drama, Parenthood. I started at episode 1 on Netflix. 317 more words

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Get in front of the cycle: when our kids don't WANT to go to church

Over the years, I’ve had several parents ask, “My teen doesn’t want to come to church. Should I force him (or her)?”

It’s such a loaded question. 495 more words

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(Christmas) - (the noise) = peace

Each year, despite my best intentions, I find myself caught in the Christmas hamster wheel (read more about that here). I often find myself picking up speed the last couple of weeks when I should be slowing down to enjoy the true spirit of what we are celebrating: PEACE. 309 more words

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