Balancing Family and Ministry

Your family always should come before your youth ministry! Yes, we believe this, and we hear it taught all of the time, but are we living this out? That is another question in and of itself. I thought that I was living it out, and doing a good job at it, but over the past couple of years, I have tried to improve this idea of balancing my family and my ministry. I think it is important to recognize up front that if we are not careful, ministry will overtake your life. It will dominate your time, money, and life. … Continue reading Balancing Family and Ministry

4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Paul tells the church to not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and encouragement of the Lord. All discipline will fail, and all encouragement with no discipline will fail. You have to have balance. I think all of us in here want to do this, but how? Practically, how can we raise our kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? Illustration: We all have memories of our childhood and … Continue reading 4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids