FAQs: Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse

Protecting children from sexual abuse is a popular topic with websites and even iPhone apps that track sexual offenders.  But it is more likely for a child to be abused by someone close to them than by a sexual offender down the street.  Any time a person is used by an older or more powerful person for their own sexual purposes, this is sexual abuse.  Sexual abuse is an offense before God, and it can damage a child’s relational development.  It happens to both boys and girls.  What can you do to protect your child?  Here are four steps: Continue Reading…

FAQs: Children’s Ministry Safety

Here is a list of solid articles I’ve found while doing some research on children’s ministry safety.  These are super helpful for us as we train servants and leaders, and I hope they are helpful for you as well:

From The Inclusive Church Blog:

From Ministry-to-Children.com:

Other Resources:

Last Sunday: Only Jesus

This week in SojournKids, we learned that:

  • Only Jesus can save us from Satan, sin, and death.
  • We have the Bible to tell us that Jesus is our only Savior.
  • The Reformers helped the church find its way back to
    the Bible and Jesus.

If you didn’t grab the SojournKids “at home” sheet, you can download it here.

Covenant Community Church Baby Dedication

On Sunday, October 10th, 2010, while Sojourn was celebrating Dedication Sunday with over 35 babies, Covenant Community Church in Pearland, TX, which was recently planed by former Sojourner Daniel Davis had a big day celebrating new birth as well.  Here are some great pics and Daniel’s thoughts on the day:

On Sunday, October 10th, 2010, Covenant Community Church had a big day celebrating new birth.  We celebrated the births of two new gospel-centered churches launching that day in Houston. We rejoiced as two individuals followed Christ in baptism, celebrating new life granted by the Holy Spirit.  Finally, we stood together and committed ourselves to the humbling and joyful responsibility as parents and members of this church body to raise nine children in the truths of the Gospel.  Our church is pretty small, decidedly inexperienced, and full of young families.  But standing together reminded us that we are not alone in this journey, nor were we ever meant to be. My wife, Joy, and I dedicated Simon Coe Davis, our third child at Covenant.  Our older two, Reid and Annelise were both born in Louisville and dedicated at Sojourn. Those moments meant so much to us and have given us a charge to go back to as we face each new challenge in raising our children. We are thankful for Sojourn and the constant encouragement they are to us as we plant this church.  Praise God for new life. May he grant them all of our children life eternal.

Reformation Day Party Plan

This weekend is not only Halloween, but it is also the 493rd anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Here is a lesson we’ve put together for this weekend’s Bible classes that highlights the themes of the Reformation–that only Jesus saves us from sin, and we learn about Jesus only in the Bible.

Lesson Highlights:

  • Only Jesus can save us from Satan, sin, and death.
  • We have the Bible to tell us that Jesus is our only Savior.
  • The Reformers helped the church find its way back to the Bible and Jesus. Continue Reading…