Family Friday Links 6.19.15

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Here is our weekly list of thinks we've been reading on the interwebs this week:

The Ministry-To-Children had a post about dealing with angry parents. If you are a leader or pastor in Children's ministry you will, last some point, deal with this. The post wraps up this way, "Don’t allow anyone to bully you but don’t shut your self off from criticism. No one is perfect. If you made a mistake own up to it, if you didn’t, be gracious. Remember that it isn’t just the child that needs you. Sometimes parents do too." Go read it and she how the author got there!

Dale Hudson had a post on how children's ministry leaders earn respect. He starts the post by saying, "Do people respect you as a leader?  If you're counting on a title to bring you respect, you will be sadly disappointed.  While a title may bring you a little respect, it is the lowest form of respect.  You see, respect is earned." He then goes on to list 5 ways respect is earned. Pastors and leaders, this is helpful to keep in mind.

Connected Families had a post about kids and repentance. This post reminds parents it is, "... kindness that [will] lead [kids] toward repentance' (Romans 2:11). Parents, this is a reminder that "attitude" needs to be addressed with grace.

Kenny Conley wrote about career kidmin. In the post he gives, "reason why the 'career kidmin perspective is limited. This is helpful because sometimes God's plans for our career are bigger (... and always better ...) that ours. Be open to what God has planned and don't limit yourself or your ministry.

What are you reading online and finding helpful and/or encouraging? Leave a link in the comment section to check out!

Family Friday Links 6.12.15

Here's what we've been reading online this week:

Focus on the Family had a post on how parents should handle disrespect. It reads, "Disrespect is the primary root of disobedience." The post goes on to give some practical tips on how to handle disrespect.

Russell Moore had a post a post on technology and parenting. He ends the post this way, "Technology is good. Turning our children over to the cyber-wilderness is not." Go read it and see why he says this.

Redeemer Fellowship's own elder candidate, Jim Fowler, wrote a post on serving. He says, "When we serve, we are witnessing to the goodness of Christ.  We are sharing his love with others." Pastors, our people need to hear this, not a plea for help filling empty slots on a schedule, but as a call to faithfully disciple.

Our friend, Sam Luce, had a post entitled, "The one thing that will change your family forever". I can't give a quote without giving it away, but trust me when I say, I've seen this one thing for both sides (as a child and now as a parent), and Sam is right on with it.

The Journey's own Lead Pastor, Darrin Patrick, wrote a post on parenting. He laments, "Many parents lack the courage to correct their children." He goes on to equip parent on how to correct well.

What have you been reading and benefitting from online? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out (... even if you wrote it).