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Just like the song at the beginning of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” says: “Christmas time is here…” It may be the most special time of the entire year. Let’s look a little closer into Charlie Brown’s world to see just what is truly special to us at Christmas.
We are blessed to have so many different education options for our kids here in North Carolina. Here is a link to a very informative article from the Raleigh News & Observer about how home schooling is on the rise in our state.
Promotion Sunday is just around the corner on 6/1, and that means we will be welcoming a new kindergarten class to Legacy Lodge Children's Church. Our team is excited and ready!
"Faster, higher, stronger." That is the Olympic motto. Like many of you, I am enjoying watching the Olympics with my kids. We look forward to seeing the variety of sporting events and the many countries represented. No matter the sport, all of these athletes are striving for the same goal: Olympic gold. This got me to thinking about the goals we may strive for as Christian parents.
Hey parents! One of the questions I am most often asked by parents is: "How do I share God's Word with my kids?" I wanted to share with you all a few tips that may be be beneficial as you teach your kids.
There's no doubt about it: back to school time is just around the corner...or maybe it's already here. Some kids have already begun there new grades and tracks, plus those on a traditional calendar will all be starting by the end of next month. This is a time of great anticipation and excitement. Our Elementary Ministry is ready to play a big part in this season as we show kids that back to school is cool in Creek Kids.
Hey Creek Parents! Summer is just around the corner and it is the perfect season for vacations and family fun. It is a time of relaxation and a break from routines...well, most routines anyway. One routine to never get away from is teaching your kids about God.
On June 2nd all Kindergarten through 11th grade students are promoted to their next grade level. We also welcome our new Kindergarten class to Legacy Lodge Children’s Church and Elementary Small Groups. What an exciting day at the Creek this will be for all the kids!
Hey Parents! April is Small Group Emphasis Month here at the Creek. Small Groups are the best way to plug into life at the Creek and build lasting relationships. As we celebrate this month, I wanted to share with you all my heart on the importance of the Elementary Small Groups.
Hey parents! I have been taken aback by how many of the Creek Kids were not only aware of the recent elections, but had strong opinions about it. This is a golden teaching opportunity for us as parents.
Hey parents! I'm often asked about good devotional books for kids, so it gives me great pleasure to recommend to you all two very good devotional books for kids.
I wanted to share with you all an article from based on a sermon by John Piper that details 5 possible hindrances to kids coming to faith in Christ.
Our kids are blessed to live in a world full of technology we could have only dreamed of when we were their age. This can present both a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous challenge as we seek to disciple our kids for Christ.
Here is a fantastic excerpt from "The Resolution For Men" by Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick, & Randy Alcorn posted on Lifeway's website. I encourage all men to read this as we approach Father's Day.
Parents, please check out this fantastic post of an article by John Piper from Discipleland's You will be blessed!
To homeschool, or not to homeschool? That may be the question you are prayerfully considering. Homeschooling can be an amazing educational option for your kids and for you as parents. But is it right for your kids and for you?
It' "March Madness" time! The brackets are being filled out and people are getting ready to cheer on their favorite college team. While this is a time of great excitement, it can also be a time where we let our emotions and fan loyalties lead us to act in a sinful manner. This is something I refer to as "March Badness."
Do you love your children? Of course you do! A better question might be “Do your children know that you love them?” As Christian parents, we must love our children and let them know it.
One of my favorite things to do in ministry is to get questions from kids. Most of their questions are about God, the Bible, and creation. I frequently find myself saying "That's a really good question" after most of their questions!
Like many of you, I've been following along with the amazing season and playoffs of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Tim Tebow. I was blessed to have several conversations with kids this past Sunday at church about him. These conversations prompted me to share some thoughts with you all that may be helpful to you as you talk to your kids.
Happy New Year! Have you made any new year's resolutions? I've got one that I am asking all who read this blog to consider: Deuteronomy 6:4-7.
From the Discipleland website, new research reveals 4 keys to raising devoted kids.