Does the church still matter?

 

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The Barna Group has released a new series of books that address pressing questions. In this book they address this question through research provided by Barna and Jon Tyson’s pastoral perspective.

51% of people don’t think it’s important to attend church.

I was drawn to this book because I believe what you believe about Jesus and what you believe about the church are foundational and fundamental to faith.

Resources to help you lead.

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One of the things I love about going to conferences is coming home with more than I left with. Last week I was honored to be able to help Jim Wideman lead his Infuse 7 retreat. Infuse is like a conference for 20-30 people with fewer main sessions and way more opportunities to connect. I did a couple of breakouts which I enjoyed but I wanted to share with you some of the new things and resources I came away with that will help me and I hope they help you.

If you have never done Infuse and serve in Kids or Youth ministry you need to. It will transform how you lead.

Free Bible Lesson Matthew: Book of the King

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Book of the King.

Key Point – Jesus is our King we are his servants
Memory Verse – 1 Corinthians 4:1 “People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with his secret.”

Intro:

Bible Story/Children’s Sermon – Read story of people coming to worship baby Jesus as king, Angels, Wise men and shepherds.
Mat. 2 and Luke 2

When we see Jesus as King – We see Him as valuable. Jesus desires to be the King of our hearts first place in our minds and affections. If this is true then:

  • We will  be fear and honor Jesus
  • We will serve Jesus by helping others
  • We will always worship only him

Looking for a free Easter Curriculum? Try God to the Rescue

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I can’t believe that it’s been 3 years now since a few of my friends and I got together and created a curriculum that intentionally makes much of Jesus. The need for this kind of curriculum has only increased in the past 3 years. The lessons that we wrote together have more relevance than ever. The most important thing we can teach our kids is who Jesus is and what he has done for them. At our church we want our kids to leave our kids ministry with the understanding that “Jesus is everything”. I hope these lessons will help you and your team this Easter. To get the links to the videos and lessons fill out the form below and you should get a confirmation code with links to download the curriculum.