Yearly Archives: 2010


Training Left Offensive Tackles for the PCA

By Ken Sande The recent hit movie, The Blind Side, provides a surprisingly vivid illustration of how a well-trained shepherd can serve as a “left offensive tackle” to guard a church and its families from crippling conflict… As everyone in the congregation develops skills and confidence in resolving differences in a biblical manner, the church and its families are far less likely to be blindsided by conflict.

How We Teach and How They Learn, Part 4 – The Imaginative Learner

Each learning style is asking a different question, and unless you as the teacher or preacher understand how to answer that question, you may not reach this learner. (These same learning styles characteristics are true of those sitting in the pews listening to sermons as well. So pastors, listen up.) The Imaginative learner is asking why – why do I need to know this? Convince him or her that what you have to say is important and you will have a willing listener.

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How Then Should We Work?

Hugh Whelchel, Executive Director of the Reformed Theological Seminary campus in Washington D.C. This article is recommended by Gary Yagel as itlays the biblical foundation for work and explains why our current view of work has gotten off-track.

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The Church and Cultural Diversity

By Dwight Linton. Unity – based on sinful human beings’ desire to control their own destiny – was the goal of the builders of the tower of Babel in Genesis. Yet God saw that it would only result in manipulative uniformity, so He brought about the breakdown of communication by frustrating the project and causing the monolithic cultural group to split up and go their separate ways. This resulted in the development of the different cultural groups. Read more…

2010 Children’s Ministry Conference Survey

If you attended the 2010 National Children’s Ministry Conference at Simpsonwood in Atlanta, GA please let take a few minutes to fill out this survey to let us know how we can improve our conferences. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we need your help to make our conference better!

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Souls in Transition, The Religious & Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

“Emerging Adults” is a label used to describe the 18-30 year olds and in this particular study it will focus on the 18-24 segment of that group.Religious leaders, including pastors, youth workers, teachers, andespecially parents, not to mention the academicians and cultural analysts will benefit significantly from this study.Young people themselves will also find this book unusually accurate and reliable in understanding themselves and their immediate peers.