How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn't believe?
" Amos 3:3, NKJV says, "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
The success of a church’s VBS often hinges on the help of teens from the church’s student ministry.
Middle-school and high-school-aged youth can bring enthusiasm and valued assistance to an over-packed class of energetic children.
And because most states prevent disclosing names of under-age sex offenders, checking references for teens may be a part of a church’s abuse prevention practices.
Policies and practices for student helpers should be straight forward and designed with teens in mind.
An ideal form would include the following: By completing the application, students are more likely to treat their service like a real job.
Providing upfront rules may prevent painful and personal conversations during the course of the busy VBS week.
And recent polls indicate that 49 percent of youth between the ages of thirteen and seventeen who have attended church in the last week approve of cohabitation. “In just two generations the number of cohabiting couples has skyrocketed, from 439,000 to 5.4 million.” Culture wants us to believe that we should accept this is the new normal. According to the Barna Group, 37 percent of cohabiters profess to be Christians. I mean, that would be more accurate of our society today, wouldn’t it?I know that sounds harsh, but let me explain my theory on Christian dating. But I do believe that if you are seeking God’s will about who you date, He will lead you to someone that is a true fit for you.
I don’t mean that your future spouse will be perfect or that you will think alike or always agree on everything. But I do believe that if you seek God’s guidance, He will lead you to the person who is going to be the match for you.Hosting an equipping event while peppering in humor and comical role-plays is a great way to establish a serious yet fun VBS culture (yes, you can do both! Communicate a mission for teens’ service so that helpers can weigh their actions and decisions against the mission.