Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for considering pursuing the vision for the next generation with us!
The opportunities in Family Discipleship are varied enough to involve many different people with different gifts. If you have a heart for God and a desire to make Him known to the next generation, there is probably a place for you in these ministries. Our volunteer process is designed to help determine where our opportunities and your gifts and interests come together.
Behavioral Principles and Expectations
It is our joy to be in community with young people here at Bethlehem. Whether young children or twelfth-grade young adults, we hope they will be stirred up to love Jesus and spread his fame.
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Jill talks about one of her greatest passions, children's literature. She gives some of her recommendations and some tools to evaluate what makes a good children's book.
Recorded at the MOMS North Campus group.
Being the Smile of God to Your Children
Joe Rigney, to the Downtown MOMS group
As Christian parents, there are two things that we know: one, we are called to delight in our children, and two, this call isn't easy to fulfill (unless the kids are sleeping). But the importance of delighting in our children cannot be overstated, and it's vital for us to grow in our love and joy in our kids by seeing how our delight stretches from the living God to the little ones that dwell in our homes.
Family Discipleship April 2014 Newsletter
Teaching and Modeling Our Identity in Christ
Kenny Stokes, Lead Pastor, Downtown Campus
As parents, one of the implicit tasks in bringing up our children ‘in the discipline and instruction of the Lord’ (Ephesians 6:4) is teaching them of our identity as Christians in Christ. This identity belongs to all who believe. Our task as parents is to both teach it and model it in our lives.
In focusing his March 15/16 message on The Next Generation, Pastor Jason also addressed Bethlehem's In-Reach priority of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. Read more on these Bethlehem priorities ...
Discipling the Next Generation
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away.—Matthew 19:13–15
Family Discipleship March 2014 Newsletter
Parenting by Psalm 34:3, Part 2
by Bud Burk, Pastor for Child and Youth Discipleship, Downtown
This is a follow-up and closing word to last month’s article in which I encouraged parents to join David in living out Psalm 34:3 by calling their children to magnify God’s name with them; to be worshipers together in the home.
Last week in referring to how he speaks to his children about obedience, he said:
Do it right away.
Do it all the way.
Do it with a happy heart.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.