Category Archives: Family life
Saddleback Church will be hosting The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church on March 28, 2014.
Mental health affects the lives of one in every four people in the United States. There is not only a possibility that you will cross one of these people during your day, there is a certainty. Thankfully Saddleback Church has taken a lead in this prominent area that has been kept in the secrecy of our homes. Through the training, connecting, and information shared, hopefully we will begin to see hope come to the homes of those affected.
Visit the website here to stay up to date on information as it is released. This event will be webcasted to help reach audiences all across the U.S.
New Free Kids Bible App from Youversion
1. Quality – Youversion is not going to release a program sub-par. Expect supreme quality.
2. Performance – Youversion’s adult Bible app runs smooth. We can assume this kid’s Bible app will run similarly.
3. Fun. My five year old cannot put it down. He loves it! The story is well read. They illustrations are fantastic. There is a lot to interact with in each scene and achievements can be made to reward the child.
4. Great Price. Free. Not going to get better than that.
A special thanks to Lifechurch.tv for being the source of youversion.com
D6 Todd Wagner #D62013
Todd Wagner #D62013
Impression without expression leads to depression.
If God teaches you something, put it into action.
When God’s people show up, there should be an impression.
Family- educate, impress on childrens the things that are true to leave a blessing (Marriage- for the blessing & propagation of society)
Church- remind, rebuke, encourage, help
Government- evil is prosecuted and the innocent protected
The debate should be what is marriage, not who can marriage. If they get that right, the rest would be easier to address.
Our country has a low view of marriage because our church has a low view of love.
Dad hasn’t loved mom the way Christ loves the church.
Marriage is a big deal because God loves people.
While God hates divorce, he doesn’t hate divorcees.
A failed marriage isn’t the unforgiveable sin.
1. Marriage helps us mirror His image.
2. Marriage helps us manage the world.
Marriage is where we model God’s love for a fallen world.
4 Things you can do if you want to have a high and biblical image of marriage
1. You’ve got to be authentic. Lead authentically.
2. You’ve got to be committed.
3. You’ve got to be connected.
4. Be aware. You have an enemy that hates you and wants to take you out.
We have a lot of churches that don’t do ministry and mission, but just “do” church.
Our job is not to get people to come to church but to come to Jesus.
If you hold up the view of romantic love, you are compromising 1 Cor 13 love
The very first place you have to look if you want to improve marriage in the church is your marriage first.
How is your ministry going? [insert picture of your family]
How are you doing at being able to tell people, “Imitate me”?
If you define love by anything less than the cross you are diminishing the meaning.
Founding Pastor of Watermark Community Church, Dallas
ChurchMag had a recent blog on an app for prayer.
Organization is key to being effective ministers. This app is mobile which means you can use it on the go and you don’t have to be attached to your desktop computer in your church office.
People mention prayer requests to me usually when I’m heading out the door and I know my mind is ten steps ahead of me. Without paper and pen, this prayer request could potentially be forgotten. Type that request in, and have a regular time to go through requests.
Make sure you can be counted on to pray for those that are entrusted to you. They rely on your leadership. They look to you to minister to them.
Download this free app and make sure to stay on top of praying for those in your children’s ministry, student ministry, family ministry, and church.
Know of any other good prayer apps? Let us know in the comments below.
Swiss Army brand has come out with a multi-function tool just for kids. I must admit it is pretty cool. It is plastic and safe for 3 years and up. The tool includes a saw, fork, spoon, magnifying glass, knife, and screwdriver.
Check it out here: Swiss Army Plastic Knife
Kids can discover the fun times of Swiss Army like we did as kids.
Except when we were kids we used real Swiss Army knives. But you just can’t do that anymore. Or climb back and forth over the seat in the station wagon while on family vacation. You can’t even lay down across the seat when you want to sleep anymore.
But we’ll settle on second best: the plastic Swiss Army Knife for the kids.