Berean Family Ministry Blog

Connecting Kids to the Gospel

April 25, 2019

by Tanner Pinkerman   I was raised in the church. I mean I showed up every weekend in my Sunday best, which started with broomstick flowered skirts/dresses & tights and molded into CooLots & nylons before finally settling into jeans & Birkenstocks. I attended Sunday school and Wednesday programing and was a part of the…

Fathers Building Up Boys

April 22, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   General Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He led the Allied armies to victory over the Imperial Japanese army in World War II. He then went on and commanded our United Nations forces in Korea. He accomplished a great deal on the battlefield which…

Link: We Can’t Save Our Kids

April 18, 2019

We Can’t Save Our Kids by Jamie Ivey   Jamie provides us with an excellent reminder that we can’t do the actual saving work of our children. However, we can help to point them toward truth in their journey of faith. She gives us both encouragement and challenge:   “When I first realized that it…

The Disciple Making Family

April 15, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   Pastor Wes Feltner shared encouragement and an incredible challenge on “The Disciple Making Family” as the keynote speaker for our March 2018 ParentU Conference. Our next ParentU Conference is coming up on Friday night, April 26 at Berean’s Burnsville Campus. The conference is free which includes a free family pizza…

Compassion International

April 11, 2019

by Linda Wahl   “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Proverbs 19:7   Simple obedience to God produces a ripple-effect of blessings. I have experienced this firsthand through my 17 year sponsorship with Compassion International. Nearly two decades ago my…

Why Family Ministry? – Part 3

April 8, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   READ PART 1 OF “WHY FAMILY MINISTRY?” HERE READ PART 2 OF “WHY FAMILY MINISTRY?” HERE   Now we get to the fun part: how is Berean’s Family Ministry practically trying to partner with the home through a Family-Equipping Model? Our heart is to bring maximum impact on the lives…

The Value of Serving as a Family

April 4, 2019

by Dan Goldschmidt   When I was younger my family used to go to a Salvation Army soup kitchen and serve dinner. I am willing to bet that I did not have the best attitude about it, but for some reason that experience has stayed with me, and often challenged me.   Honestly, I don’t…

Why Family Ministry – Part 2

April 1, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   READ PART 1 OF “WHY FAMILY MINISTRY” HERE   In Part 1 of this discussion on family ministry, we saw how Scripture instructs parents and the home to take the lead in the evangelism and discipleship process with the younger generation. God established the institution of the family with the…

Link: How to parent in the age of the Momo challenge

March 28, 2019

by Brittany Salmon How to parent in the age of the Momo challenge   Brittany’s post shines a needed light on parenting and technology. She provides a helpful list on 4 ways parents should be thinking about their kids as it relates to technology. In this post she says:   “Whether it’s Snapchat, WhatsApp, or…

Why Family Ministry? – Part 1

March 25, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden    As a church, we want to be in partnership with families in order to see the generations come to know and respond to the gospel of Jesus. At Berean we are taking a specific approach to help do just that. I have the fun of leading our Family Ministry team…

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