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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 Rob Morgan #D62013
Hope For Your Prodigal
Sometimes attempting to be a D6 parent leads to L15 parenting (Deut 6, Luke 15)
Psalm 121 He who keeps Israel will never slumber nor sleep. (my child)
2 Samuel 14:14 The Lord devises means so that the Lords own will not be banished from Him
God has a way of working in our lives when we don’t realize that He is working at all
The correct response for a godly person is joy when anyone makes a response to God in their life
The older son was just as much a prodigal because he emblemized the pharisees
Grief/Grace Cycle when dealing with children in difficult times and situations
Acts 19:36 ; Psalm 107; Matt. 8:26 ; Psalm 131
The Lord wants you to have peace in the storm and calmness in the crisis
Remember: Prodigals have a way of coming home.
Senior Pastor of The Donelson Fellowship
D6 Dave Stone #D62013
3 Gifts for Your Kids
1. Give Value to One Another
They need to know that they are of value.
We say kids are the hope of tomorrow. But we are slow to ask them to serve alongside us. We are slow to disciple them.
Make sure that the cemetary doesn’t enter into the church.
Dont fall asleep wondering if God can use you. Instead fall asleep wondering how God can use you.
Do you just sleep in your home? Or do you live in your neighborhood?
2. Extend Grace to One Another
As He extends grace to me, I am to extend grace to others.
We show grace because we need grace.
It means we need to be on the lookout for people to show grace to.
For some of us it is easier to accept that Jesus came back from the grave than to accept that God can forgive our sin.
3. Show Love to One Another
Activity for Christ does not equal intimacy with Christ
If the Holy Spirit pulled out of your life, would you even acknowledge His absence
The next time Satan reminds you of your past remind him of his future
Senior Minister of Southeast Christian Church
Lydia Randall #D62013
Balancing Busyness in Ministry
Busy has become the new “fine.” When someone asks how we are doing, we now answer “busy”instead of “fine”
Adjust the way we minister
1. They feel ill-equipped.
2. They feel overwhelmed.
Faith Path- A great tool for celebrating milestones
On child’s birthday, an email is sent to with training and help specific to age
Adjust as the minister
Antonym of busy in the dictionary is lazy.
We are so busy that we are lazy.
If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy
The pace we are doing God’s work is destroying God’s work within me
Schedule your Sabbath: weekly, monthly, yearly
Creator of Faith Path
My Faith Box
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.
It is easy for us to think that in this big old world, there is too much sin to make a difference. There aren’t enough of the right people listening to make a dent in society.
We never know how God will use any of us. Doing the right thing, making a bold stand for the convictions He gives us, and speaking up whether we feel like anyone will listen are the necessary steps we need to take.
Check out one pastor’s initiative against a big company that made a difference for his family and in his community.