Growing an Intergenerational Church

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Throughout much of Christian history, the intergenerational church was the norm. However, in the last several decades we have built a church with distinct silos, separating ministry with children, youth, and adults. Diana Langdon takes a look at what we have to gain if we reconnect the generations, and what we have to lose if we don’t.

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Childhood Norms

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Think of the changes in the past two millennia – they are extensive! Our children live lives that would in many regards be unimaginable for the children of Jesus’ time. In this two-part article, Sarah Harris considers a childhood in the Nazareth of Jesus’ day.

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Awakening Spiritual Parenting in Today's Families

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Perhaps you are like me; everywhere I turn, there is someone having an inspiring discussion about Family Ministry and the need to raise up spiritual parents in the home. Or maybe you relate more to my experience as a young mom, wondering, “will I make it through this day alive and sane?!” Yet now, just one year away from being an empty nester, I can’t help but wonder how it all happened so fast!

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Emotional Resilience in Children

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What is the reassurance a child needs when they discover Dad loves alcohol more than he wants to provide for them? What hope does a child need to know when Mum is terminally ill? What reassurance would be strong enough for them to cling to when their parents decide divorce is their best option?

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Spirituality with Children

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Our children have a wealth of spirituality that may be expressed and nurtured in a number of ways. Journeying with our children enriches both them and us and can help all know more of God.

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How Would Jesus Parent?

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Just imagine if Jesus had been a parent, and if he’d designed a parenting course for his followers. It would run on six Tuesday nights during the school term, at 7:30pm in someone’s lounge, with cake to share and ring binders of notes, right?

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A Better Way to Say Sorry

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The speaker started off with a rant about how No one teaches children how to apologize properly these days. My ears perked up, because I didn’t really know of any way to teach them other than to… just make them say it: Sorry.

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What's Spiritual about Parenting?

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In the April issue of the Baptist Magazine, Michelle Anthony shares some thoughts with us about spiritual parenting. She notes that, “spiritual parenting is not perfect parenting but rather imperfect parenting from a spiritual perspective.” Here, she unpacks this a little further with some practical pointers.

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Five Things Every Child Needs

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Passing on a vibrant, 24/7 faith to our children requires all of us to be involved and to be intentional. What is something you can do to help provide these five essentials for the children of your family or faith community?

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