Had the privilege of catching up with David DeSanctis at the Northwest Ministry Conference in Seattle back in March. We chatted a bit about his newest movie Where Hope Grows being released today (May 15). (more…)
Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales, has created a wonderful collection of DVD’s that walks children through the Bible. From Old Testament to New, this curriculum is packed with attention grabbing scenes, memorable characters and simply fun. Even though I said “fun” do not mistake that as shallow; on the contrary these videos presented material that I even learned from. Here’s a video from Phil Vischer that shares a bit of the intentions behind “What’s in the Bible?”:
I must admit…this is the type of Bible I’ve been looking for. Not for myself so much but for the children and families in my ministry. You see, we love the Preschool Bible and we love the Action Bible but we lacked a transitional Bible between the two age groups. Thus, we now have the “Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times” to fill the gap. Here is a short video explaining this new resource, a review & a chance to win a free copy for you or your ministry.
I have an ambitious goal of reading 40 books this year and books like AHA make this goal possible. I am not writing that to imply that AHA was a short read with no depth but that Idleman’s style of writing works with me. AHA not only spurred thoughts but I retained these layered thoughts because of the stories Idleman utilized to communicate.
Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom is a book that will radically shift your perceptions of the church, family ministry and God’s Word. As a family pastor I am continual looking at other churches and talking with fellow ministry leaders to grasp a plan for effective family ministry. However, Rob Rienow pens this whole book boldly claiming that the Bible is sufficient and filled with truth that will guide ministry leaders to establish a church that invites people into the Kingdom. Here are some highlights- and trust me there is a LOT I made- to help grasp the basic concepts of Rob’s approach to family ministry: