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» ABCs of Family Discipleship—Make Wise Decisions
Discipleship Truth: No one wants to make foolish decisions—but we all do! The Scriptures exalt wisdom as life’s most desirable quality, the highest blessing people can attain (Proverbs 3:13-15). Wisdom is the ability to navigate through life with supernatural skill—with the Lord’s insight, integrity, and intensity. Because wisdom is so valuable, God doesn’t dispense wisdom to just anyone; becoming wise requires effort (2:1-6). The path to wisdom begins with a desire and determination to know God—fearing and revering Him (9:10). Wise decisions are the result of the Lord’s direct guidance, the input of others, and from personal experience (often, learning

» Diaper Dialogue: Your Baby’s Emotions
Navigating the emotional ups-and-downs of a baby often challenges new parents and nursery workers. Dr. Scott Turansky’s book “Baby Adventure” offers insights into providing real solutions for your young child.   “My baby seems angry,” one mom reported. “Is that possible? Should I discipline him? He’s only four months old, but I don’t want to encourage it and develop bad patterns.” This mom is asking a good question. Emotions are a part of our lives. We all experience emotions and interpret the emotions of others. Some babies seem to demonstrate anger at a young age, but the anger of an

» Spiritual Gardening—Nurturing One Plant at a Time by Mark Steiner
Imagine the delight of a gardener carrying hard-earned baskets of carrots, tomatoes, beans, or potatoes into the house. The diligent labor—preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and cultivating the plants—is finally rewarded when family and friends sink their teeth into the fresh produce. Nothing is more satisfying. Discipleship is very similar to gardening. Children are like seeds that eventually grow into mature plants that produce both good and bad fruit. In a healthy environment, kids have unlimited growth potential. The gratifying feeling of nurturing a young disciple who blossoms and flourishes is priceless. The apostle John confirms: “I have no

IFCA International's interest in enhancing the strength of the Church by equipping for and encouraging toward ministry partnerships to accomplish Great Commission objectives extends even to the level of the children in our churches.  Today's children are tomorrow's Church leaders and we believe it is essential to begin at an early age to prepare them for that responsibility.  Strong foundations, laid in the lives of children, will provide a solid basis for carrying on Great Commission ministry in the decades ahead.

With that in mind, we are pleased to have DiscipleLand as a Great Commission partner in ministry.  We heartily recommend the materials they provide for children's ministry in the local church.

 


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