Kids need to know Jesus – they need to know for themselves if he is real. They have real questions that deserve real answers. They also need to know how to defend their faith and how to share the good news. Answers in Genesis is an “apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.” And guess what? They have a Vacation Bible School designed to teach kids about Jesus’ existence from eternity past to eternity future.
I encourage you to watch this six-minute video introduction to Time Lab by Answers in Genesis.
Teaching is one of God’s most powerful tools in the church. Imagine if every teacher was ignited with passion, armed with knowledge and causing their students to learn at each and every gathering. This article, published by Christianity Today, is brimming with insight and practical advice to that end. I urge you to read it in its entirely and see what points of application you can find for your church.
We will be observing Prayer Emphasis Month again in May this year. This week, we will be shipping the 2018 Prayer Emphasis material to all of our churches. The theme this year is “Restore Us, O God! – A Call to Repentance for Revival.” The main Scripture passage will be Psalm 80.
The mailing to your church will include samples of a few tools designed to help you and your church pray more effectively during this season of united prayer. What you will receive is a sample pack. Therefore, if you’d like any of these tools for your church, just let us know and we’ll be happy to print and ship them to you at no charge. You can call us at 800-676-0694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know how many of each item you would like. Please order by April 23 if you’d need the materials by May 1.
Resource Center: Christianity Explored: A Video-Based Evangelism Tool for New Believers
Christianity Explored is a time-tested, valuable evangelism tool that has been updated and repackaged to reach a new generation of believers. “Focused on the person of Jesus, his identity and mission, this gospel-saturated material urges unbelievers to answer his call, take up their cross and follow him” (wtsbooks.com).
This short interactive video series, based on the gospel of Mark, lasts for seven weeks. Flexible for all formats; it can be used in a large church setting, a small group or even a one-on-one discipleship meeting. These video sessions can be downloaded to your laptop, iPad or smartphone for easy viewing.
Do you use Powerpoint, Easy Worship, ProPresenter or other software during church services? Churchmediadrop.com makes available FREE digital media for your use in the local church. Comb through their libraries of backgrounds, motion backgrounds, mini videos, tutorials and more. Use these free elements to freshen up your slide shows. Follow them on Facebook to get the latest news on new content.