Berean Family Ministry Blog

Link: Is My Child Depressed? The Signs of Teen Depression

December 12, 2019

Is My Child Depressed? The Signs of Teen Depression by Axis.org   Knowing if your teenager is struggling with depression is not an easy thing for a parent to determine. The team at Axis.org provide help in determining if a teenager is dealing with sadness or depression, signs that point toward depression, and ways to help your…

You are a Daily Mentor

December 10, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden Do some simple math and you can see that parents have the greatest number of hours of influence in the life of their children. Sure, things like school, friends, and church will play a major influential role, but none of these compare to the opportunity that parents are given.   Let’s…

Praying Through Financial Stewardship

December 5, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden  Lately, I have been doing some reading on the topic of church budgeting. I know, I might be the most boring person alive! As a result of my reading, I have been challenged on the subject of financial faithfulness and stewardship. In relation to financial stewardship, we want to steward our assets,…

Looking Ahead to Our First Berean Kids Family Worship Service

December 2, 2019

by Tanner Pinkerman  We are so looking forward to our first Family Worship Service on Wednesday, December 18.   What is a family worship service? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Our family worship service is designed for families to attend together and experience fun, interactive and engaging kid-focused activities that provide memorable bonding for families while…

Family Advent Devotionals

November 25, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden    Can you believe the Christmas season is upon us again already? I love this time of year. The sights, the sounds, and the smells are second to none. As a dad, I am more and more cognizant of the importance of my children understanding what Christmas is about and celebrating…

Link: 3 Ways to Teach Scripture to Children

November 21, 2019

3 Ways to Teach Scripture to Children by Peter Leithart   Engaging in family devotions and teaching your children the Bible can feel like an intimidating responsibility. Leithart does a great job of making it feel like a more accessible task and giving good tips on how to do it. One way he says to…

Let’s Celebrate!

November 18, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden Last night was one of our FaithFamily Celebrations at Berean. I love these quarterly gatherings. It is such a great time to worship together, laugh together, pray together, and celebrate child dedications and baptisms. To see parents dedicate their children and commit to take the spiritual lead in the life of their…

Link: An Open Letter to Parents Feeling Unequipped to Disciple Their Kids

November 14, 2019

An Open Letter to Parents Feeling Unequipped to Disciple Their Kids by Ryan Lister   Family discipleship is a clear instruction in the Bible, but if we are honest, it can be an intimidating task. Lister addresses this fear and some misconceptions while providing good perspective, tips, and encouragement. He speaks to the importance of…

Grandparenting Towards Faith

November 11, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden Grandparents, you have the opportunity to play a key role in the faith development of your grandchildren. There are all sorts of scenarios for the landscape in which this can play out. Some of you have daily interaction with your grandchildren. Others of you are separated by a large distance. Some…

Link: Five Steps to Writing a “Family Missions Statement”

November 7, 2019

Five Steps to Writing a “Family Missions Statement” by Will Toburen   Have you put much thought in how to raise and disciple your child to be on mission for the sake of the gospel? Toburen gives some great steps on how to lead your children in this way and write a family missions statement.…

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