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Thanksgiving and the Crossing of the Jordan

In Joshua 4, when everyone had crossed over the Jordan River, God commanded Joshua to take twelve men representing the twelve tribes of Israel and find twelve stones to set up as a monument that would remind the people of their crossing over into the Promised Land. Towards the end of the chapter, Joshua pointed out a specific function this memorial would have for later generations: When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do those stones…

The Intersection of “Knowing” and Intergenerational Relationships

If you were asked the question of what you think is the most important aspect for a children’s ministry to have, what would you say?  If you are a family with kids and have ever “church shopped,” what kinds of things did you look for regarding a church’s kids ministry? If you are a children’s ministry worker, what is the first thing you think about when you hear the words “children’s ministry?” More often than not, the answer that we…