How Churches Can Raise Up World-Changing Children

In his book, The American Church in Crisis, David Olson reveals that 77 percent of Americans do not have a consistent, life-giving connection with a local church. He further states that of the 23 percent who are considered “regular participants” in the life of a church, attendance has dropped dramatically. This drop in church attendance creates dramatic challenges for churches that adhere to a traditional children’s discipleship model, with children’s classes during the weekend service as the primary mode of teaching children to follow Jesus. So what is the alternative? How can we best care for the children in our churches? We believe there are four fundamental shifts that must take place among church leaders and the way they approach ministry to children.

How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Preach — Preparation & Presentation

We often struggle with tension in the Christian life, and this topic is no different. We not only need the leading of the Spirit in our presentation but also in our preparation. We need his power to rest on the preacher and the preaching from start to finish.But here we run into what appears at first to be an immovable dilemma: The demonstration of the power of the Spirit is the greatest essential in all of our preaching, and the demonstration of the power of the Spirit is out of our control.

Resource Roundup 10.13.17

Today's Resource Roundup is provided by Portable Church Industries. Portable Church provides volunteer-centric portable solutions to help churches launch strong and thrive in rented spaces. They’ll help you design efficient, creative environments in all areas including worship, technology, children’s ministry, and transportation. Learn more about their work.

Resource Roundup 09.29.17

Sojourn Network exists to plant, grow, and multiply healthy churches and pastors. Therefore, we are proud to release the first of what will be (Lord willing) a series of ebooks focusing on the “How-To” aspects of various ministries in and through the local church. It’s not just enough to fund church plants or do assessments; we must also support and help one another on how to pastor and lead our churches towards their most fruitful future. Some ebooks will lend themselves to soul calibration for the work of the ministry, while others will examine the riggings of the individual events or specific ministries (a few of our first “How-To” ebooks will detail child dedication services, community groups, and visual arts in the church). 

The Heart of a Network: The Message of Our Ebook Series

The Sojourn Network exists to plant, grow, and multiply healthy churches and pastors. Therefore, we are proud to release the first of what will be (Lord willing) a series of e-books focusing on the “How-To” aspects of varies ministries in and through the local church. It’s not just enough to fund church plants or do assessments; we must also support and help one another on how to pastor and lead our churches towards their most fruitful future. Some ebooks well lend themselves to soul calibration for the work of the ministry while other ebooks examine the riggings of the individual events or specific ministries (a few of our first “How-To” ebooks will detail child dedication services, community groups, and visual arts in the church).