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What is the Value of Serving Together as a Family?

Leading our kids by serving others alongside them might be easier said than done, however "D" reminds us of the tremendous value of serving together as a family. (October will be a repeat of topics as we are working to create a new Family Matters experience for you!)
A family who serves together
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire...Read more

How to Discipline Older Children with Love

Discipline styles begin to change as kids get older. The days of taking away toys and putting them in time-out are in the rearview mirror all too quickly. Ashton relays some great ideas for loving our older kids well with solid discipline.
Father/Daughter
My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he...Read more

How to Help Kids Live Missionally

There is so much value for our kids experiencing how God works for different people...be it 1 mile from home or more than 1,000 miles from home. Natalie walks us through the importance of teaching our kids to live missionally.
Gospel Beads
"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in...Read more

How Can Unconditional Love in Parenting Point to Jesus?

Jessica shares with us the greatest takeaway from her childhood is her belief that God loves her no matter what. Her parents convinced her that she could do absolutely nothing to make them love her any less. That fact sunk into the core of her being so she could know God’s love for her does not depend on behavior.
Father/Son
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or...Read more

A Word of Truth from Our Senior Director of Camps

During these uncertain days with so much changing around us Chief shares a word of truth to encourage us all. It's Bonafide!
God Brings Peace
So Jesus said, "If you abide in my Word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 Our...Read more

What is the Value of Sharing New Experiences as a Family?

Camping in the mountains! A day at the beach! A professional baseball game! Chuck E Cheese! Dairy Queen! Battleship! Monopoly! Go Fish! Do any of these bring to mind any incredible memories for you? Kyle reminds us of the value of making time for these things for our family.
Family Game Time
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (NIV) Prov 22:6 I remember growing up getting to...Read more

How to Love Kids Unconditionally

Do you remember the last time someone showed you love when you really didn't deserve it? God does that for us and we have the incredible opportunity to love our kids the same way. Alysa reminds us why and how. Read on to be inspired!
Unconditional Love
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 A wise man in my church was once asked, “What is...Read more

How to Teach Kids Time Management

It is easier to be patient, understanding, and more beneficial to others (all ways to honor God) when we are not rushed. Mark gives us practical ways to teach our kids great, God-honoring time management.
Unhurried guys
“The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work.” Prov. 12:24 Being late for a timeline is a feeling I presume most do not enjoy. Regardless...Read more

Is it Really Important for Kids to have Godly Friends?

Friendships during youth can make or break several paths taken for our kids. Jessica reminds us how and why we need to encourage our kids toward godly friendships.
Sweet Friends
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion...Read more

How Can We Love Our Kids Unconditionally?

Sometimes it is easier than others to show love to our kids no matter what they have done or are doing. Alysa reminds us how we can consistently and unconditionally love like our heavenly Father.
Unconditional Love
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 A wise man in my church was once asked, “What is...Read more

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