Helping Ministers' Children Embrace the Faith
Participants at the Minister's Family Weekend, July 7-10, at Glorieta, a LifeWay Conference Center in New Mexico listed ten actions ministry couples can take to help their children have their own faith and personal relationship with God:
1. Take them with you to visit for the church and talk with them about the experience.
2. Let them know that you have a personal relationship with God and that your work is not just a job.
3. Encourage them to witness to their classmates by explaining their personal relationship to God.
4. Teach them how to pray about their concerns.
5. Help them to be involved in their own ministry out of their own interests.
6. Help them to know people who are experiencing God.
7. Allow them to express themselves fully in discussing what a specific Scripture passage means to them.
8. Encourage them to think for themselves.
9. Admit mistakes. Help children to understand the Christian life is a process and that Christians are not perfect.
10. Help them to determine what God wants them to do, rather than what parents or others want them to do.
The LeaderCare section of the pastor-staff leadership department at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention sponsored Minister's Family Weekend. LeaderCare is a ministry to ministers and their families.
Two German lawyers have asked their government to officially classify the Bible among books considered dangerous for children. According to them, "It preaches genocide, racism, enmity towards Jews, gruesome executions for adulterers and homosexuals, the murder of one's own children and many other perversities."
South African Independent, August 1, 2000