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It Takes a Church to Raise Our Children

By: Dan Seale

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As Debbi and I boarded the airplane for China we knew our children were in good hands, they were with our church family. We had entrusted our three daughters to our church family so we could meet and bring home our 4th daughter, AnGrace from China. This is one of thousands of times our church family has loved and cared for us and our daughters over the years. I am forever grateful to Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Knollwood Presbyterian Church and Crossroads Community Church for pointing my children to Jesus. Thank you.

It takes a church to raise our children to know and follow Jesus. No parent should be alone in this holy calling. The church can and should play a significant role in the spiritual formation of our children. Rachel Rogers shared this article with the staff and I want to share it with you because it so closely mirrors our personal experience. I hope this article will encourage those of you who are parents to be sure to welcome other adults into the lives of your children. I hope this article will encourage all of us to find a way to show and tell the children of Redeemer, Jesus is the one true Savior and He is worth loving, trusting, and following all the days of our lives. Remember, you are making an eternal impact through the way you love and serve our children at Redeemer. Keep up the good work and excel still more.

You can read the article here: The Church Loved My Daughter to Jesus by Scott Slayton

Talking with Singles in the Church

By: Brad Rogers

Have you ever known someone who is single that you would like to see married off for some reason or another (most likely your desire to see them happy or happier than they are currently)?  This commonly happens in the church, but it’s certainly not limited to the church.  Unfortunately, those of us who have ever felt this way often say things to these friends of ours that are less than helpful even though we may have the best of intentions. Attached, you will find a blog post from Kevin DeYoung’s blog, which was mainly written by an unmarried woman in a church he formerly pastored.  I would wish to nuance 1 or 2 of the things she says, but it is well done and provides helpful corrective to many of us who need to think a little more before we speak.  The blog is titled, “What Not to Say to Single Women in Your Church,” but I think much of it applies to how one speaks to unmarried men as well. To read the blog, click here