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Posts with the category “family-discipleship”

Family Prayer Journey
by Mike Hurt on February 24th, 2021
Take your family on a journey to pray together. This prayer journey will take you through the next 8 weeks with a new prayer perspective or technique each week.  Read More
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The Power of Everyday Words
by Mike Hurt on February 15th, 2021
Parents, your words are powerful! Use these 10 everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children.  Read More
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Choosing Your Family's Focus
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Leading your kids to love Jesus takes time and an intentional focus. While it may feel intimidating and you may not feel prepared, you can do it. Keep things simple and start by choosing your FOCUS.  Read More
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The Talk
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
The best way to prepare your child for the changes and challenges of adolescence is to set the stage. Mom with daughter, dad with son or a single parent with either sex should spend time giving their preadolescent child a basic understanding of what’s coming before the cataclysmic transition begins. Help your child prepare for coming changes in a proactive and positive way. Here’s a quick guide to...  Read More
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Life Stage Tranisitions
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
If something is changing in my kid’s worlds, I need to personally connect with them and lead them to the next phase.  Read More
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Baptism
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
After believing in Jesus as their Savior, your child's next step is to go public with their faith through baptism. When believers are baptized, they demonstrate the new life they have in Jesus and they let everyone know that they are following Him. We encourage everyone who has believed in Jesus to show it by getting baptized.  Read More
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Baby Dedication
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
As you mark the many of your baby's firsts, we invite you to be a part of Baby Dedication. Baby Dedication is a moment when you focus on what matters most: your commitment to raising your child in a home that loves and honors God so that one day they will believe and find life in Jesus.   Read More
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Milestone Ideas by Age
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
We aren't raising good kids. We are raising great adults.  Read More
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Teachable Moments
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Teachable moments come throughout the day as we spend time with our kids.  These are  real-time, age-appropriate discussions for kids to learn about themselves, God, and the wise things to do.   “Not every moment has to be profound.  Moments can be simple; you occasionally stop, look, listen, and encourage.” (Family Discipleship, pg. 116) Questions to consider as you take advantage of teachable mo...  Read More
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Annual One-on-One
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
When you discover the power of spending time with your kids one-on-one, once a year won't be enough. Doing something fun, sharing a meal, and connecting without distractions is what the one-on-one is all about.  Read More
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Monthly Serving Opportunities
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Serving together as a family sets the stage for your kids to see that their faith actually works and has real world applications.   Serving with your kids also shows them that what your believe should lead you to love others with your actions.  Every family with kids of every age can serve Jesus together.With preschool kids, shop for and pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Preschoolers ...  Read More
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Weekly Family Devotions
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
While the timing and regularity might be different for every family and even shift as families enter different life stages, every Christian family should have some regular time to meet where the main purpose is spiritual growth  Read More
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Daily Blessing
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
How often do you talk to your kids? I don’t mean the routine, plan-as-you-go discussions about who should empty the dishwasher and who’s going where after school. I mean the discussions that really matter: the deeper, life-giving conversations that consistently point your child to God as their inseparable Father and their source of hope and security.Perhaps these kinds of conversations happen less...  Read More
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Consistent Connection to Church and Small Group
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Your intentional investment in your kids begins with how you spend your time pursuing the Lord and living your life to honor Him.  You are modeling what your kids will believe about Jesus and how they will follow Him.  They are responsible for their decisions, but you are on the hook for the example that you set for them and for the expectations that you have for them.  That’s why it’s essential t...  Read More
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Leading Your Child to Believe in Christ
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
As parents, we desire for our kids to believe in Jesus and to live for Him. In fact, deciding to believe in Jesus is the biggest decision that your child will make throughout their entire life. There is no bigger decision. When our kids are young and they begin to process the Gospel, we are excited, but also somewhat uneasy with the conversation because we want to make sure they "get it."  Read More
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