Forgiveness Points to a New Direction

When I think of February, Valentine’s Day and love immediately pop into my mind. Those thoughts are quickly followed by the thought that spring is here in Texas. (A short winter is one of the benefits of living in the southwest.)  It would be ideal if we could all approach love with the same level of warm […]

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Ministering to Families with Adopted and Foster Children

Recently, we had the opportunity to invite Dr. Andi Thacker to speak at a networking luncheon for churches and staff involved in special needs ministry around our community. This presentation contained so much information that anyone working with or volunteering in any children’s and student ministries would find value in spending an hour listening to […]

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Overcome Over-Parenting

In this Parenting Pathway Podcast, Pastor Dave Carl has invited Young Adults Associate Pastor Brandon Fletcher and Student Ministries Associate Pastor Nathan Kocurek to talk about what they see in their ministries as the kids raised by helicopter and lawnmower parents start to reach adulthood. They share in this podcast that most of these young […]

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Can We Know Our Kids’ Spiritual Gifts?

Written by Barbara Deatherage, Elementary Ministry Leader for Stonebriar Community Church When my four kids were little, my husband and I liked to try to figure out what their spiritual gifts might be. Two of them seemed to be really easy to discover. Melody was our outgoing, persuasive (bossy) child. By the end of elementary […]

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