Berean Family Ministry Blog

Celebrate: First Grade Bible Presentation

October 14, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden This past Sunday at Berean was our First Grade Bible Presentation. This has taken place at Berean for a number of years (we have people in their 20’s and 30’s telling us about their memories of when they received their bibles at Berean when they were in first grade!). Giving every…

3 or More = 3 Times More

October 11, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden  Five members of our Family Ministry team and myself just got back from spending three days in Nashville, TN attending a conference. The purpose of the conference was to help equip the church and the home. It was a great time! Not only did our team have a lot of laughs…

Father, Son and Fruit of the Spirit

October 8, 2019

by Tanner Pinkerman In Team KID this past week, we talked about the Trinity and explained to kids in various ways the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We showed a triangle, we handed out candy corn. I think we nailed it.   In one of the preschool small group breakouts, I heard a report that…

Link: Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

October 3, 2019

Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline by Josh Mulvihill   There are a lot of different techniques suggested in our world on how to best raise and discipline our children. Josh makes a case for why the Bible provides the guidance that we need.   When it comes to the gospel he says, “The Gospel should be…

Making Disciples By What I Do

September 30, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   I have had a lot of influential people in my life. Some have shaped me as a man, as a father, as a pastor, others academically, and a strong handful have influenced my walk with Christ. Each person who has positively influenced my life has taught me things by speaking…

What Does It Mean to be a GRAND Father?

September 26, 2019

What Does It Mean to be a GRAND Father? by Cavin Harper   Grandparenting is not just about retirement, traveling, giving gifts, and spoiling the grandchildren. Grandparents should play a special role in the discipleship and spiritual influence in the life of their grandchildren. What does this look like, specifically for grandfathers? Cavin Harper challenges that…

Better Together

September 23, 2019

by Pastor Ben Holden   Peanut butter and jelly. Baseball and peanuts. S’mores and campfires. Bacon and eggs. Tacos and Tuesdays. Have you figured out what the theme of this list is (other than things that are delicious)? These are all things that are better together. What is a campfire without s’mores? It is only…

Can I Brag for a Minute?

September 19, 2019

by Dan Goldschmidt Can I brag about your students for a minute? I know that we usually want to give you resources and information to help you as we partner with you in discipling your kids, but with the start of this new school year behind us, I wanted to take a moment and reflect…

Fattening Up the Family Soul

September 16, 2019

Fattening Up the Family Soul by Adam Griffin Leading the discipleship journey of our kids is not the easiest task and can sometimes feel overwhelming. Griffin talks about being intentional not only with the health of our own soul, but also the soul of our children. He offers some encouragement along with this challenge: “As…

Boys to Men

September 12, 2019

by Pastor Roger Thompson   How does a boy become a man? A Masai adolescent goes out and kills a lion with a spear. A Jewish young man goes through a Bar Mitzvah. But how does a modern, suburban, texting teenager become equipped to be a man?   Answer: the same way Jesus did. It’s…

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