Catch up on what is going on with the 2020 Vision Conferences. New information is available, as well as information on the Meeting of the Minds that took place earlier this year. Come to the next scheduled Meeting of the Minds on September 14!
The latest research reveals that 75% of the children raised in evangelical churches are leaving the faith. It appears that the church is hemorrhaging its covenant children out into the culture. Did Peter know something that we don’t when he preached, “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off…”?
What is the 2020 Vision? Here at Christian Education and Publications we want to help the local church with training and resources that will enable you to spend this decade focused on training up a generation of Kingdom disciples.
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!
Sue Jakes recommends gifts to give to children.
The 2008 WIC Love Gift is helpingCEP provideresources and trainingfor equipping our churches to make disciples of the next generation. Making disciples of the next generation is the very heart of Christian Education and Publications. We believe our heart is in the right place. Read more and see the video and consider your opportunity to give to this ongoing ministry.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)is the church’s opportunity to show children how much fun we have as Christians, and how willing we are as adults to enter their world and show them Christ. CEP recommends the following two programs to churches.
I remember when I first began teaching high school students thirty years ago. I was told never to smile before Christmas and to make sure they knew who was boss. I was quite young then, so there was “some” wisdom in those words. However, now as I teach our high school class at church, I see a need to be much more honest and real with these young people.
The Covenant of Grace. How do we teach this great doctrine of our faith? God is with us. How does God in his Word teach this great promise to us? He definitely uses all of the learning styles. Abraham heard the voice of God and the people heard the thunder at Mount Sinai. God illustrates the vast reaches of his promise through the stars in the sky. The Israelites travel through the wilderness guided by a cloud and pillar of fire. And over and over, they experience the physical reality of his presence as he protects and provides for their bodily needs. It is a spoken covenant, sealed with a physical and visible sign.