Here's what we've been reading online this week:
Erik Raymond wrote a post on talking to your kids about ISIS. He lists several helpful suggestions about how to we can talk to our kids about this. Parents, check this out and be prepared to talk to your kids.
Kenny Conley had a post about small group leaders. He wrote, "When you build a Lead Small culture across all your family ministry environments, your volunteers are interchangeable. Not that you’d want to switch your people around all the time (preschool small groups are quite different from high school small groups), but a well trained small group leader can pull off a small group in any age if necessary." While this shouldn't happen often, we need to be prepared to when it does, and that means preparing our staffs for it.
The Gospel Project had a post about talking to your kids about hard things. It reads, "Let’s take some cues from Jonathan Edwards as we think through communicating with kids about hard things: (1) All your bad things will turn out for good. (2) Your good things can never been taken away from you. (3) The best things are yet to come." The post goes on to explain those points in-depth. Both parents and pastors will find this helpful.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and one of us will check it out.