Family Ministry Friday: One Stop Shopping

You may have missed some great family ministry posts this week. Here are three I found that, if you haven’t yet, you need to read:

seven-ios7-hacks-for-parentsClick on this pic and be linked to a useful guide jammed with tips on making sure your student’s iPhone/tablet is safe(r) for use. These tips are all regarding the release of the new operating system from Apple, iOS7. A must read for any parent with a kid who has an iPhone.

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This is a tools-of-the-trade sort of blog for student pastors out there, but I think it has significant tie-in to communication in general, especially to parents of younger adolescents. Combined with the fact that’s it’s written by a friend of mine who knows a thing or two about student ministry, and I think it’s as good of a read as you’ll find in the blogosphere this week. Check it out by clicking on the mic in the image.

Last but not least, there’s a great article here about the tension we all feel between family and ministry. Which is more important? Can family function as a idol, causing us to neglect our ministry to the church? Can we sacrifice our families on the altar and justify it because we’re doing so much good stuff up at the church building? This is a great read for anyone who is a paid or lay leader in the church, or any parent who walks the tight rope, balancing family and church life.

It’s a thinking article, designed to cause some tension. I don’t agree with everything in it, but it’s definitely worth the read. The article is so meaty and delicious, it doesn’t even have any cool pictures, so click on the link above to access it over at The Gospel Coalition’s website.

Thanks for reading!

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