The following is a transcript of the Family Ministry Podcast episode titled "Family Devotions During the Holidays." ( 00:00 ) Hello, and welcome to the Family Ministry podcast, where we equip you to disciple your kids God's way. I'm Maranda Gomes, and in today's episode, we're going to talk all about family devotions during the holidays. Now, I can already hear some of you fussing at me. You're saying, or at least you're thinking, "Oh, she better not be getting ready to talk about Christmas because you're not allowed to talk about Christmas in my world until after Thanksgiving." Well, just hold your horses for a minute, because first I am going to talk about Thanksgiving. ( 00:33 ) But I also am going to address Christmas during this episode because I want to help you prepare for the Advent season, which starts on December 1. So if I waited until after Thanksgiving, it wouldn't give you very much time to prepare. So I thought I'
The following is a transcript of the Family Ministry Podcast episode titled, "How Should Kids Behave in Big Church?" Hello and welcome to the Family Ministry podcast, where we equip you to disciple your kids God's way. On today's episode, we're exploring the topic of how kids should behave in big church. And of course by big church, I mean in the sanctuary with everyone together. I think this is a big and interesting topic, especially at Cobblestone, because every first Sunday of the month we worship together as one big family with the kids and everybody all together. So before I address the topic of how kids should behave in big church, I think it would be helpful to first address the question of why should kids be in big church? We've answered this before, but in case you haven't heard it, the reason is because we're a family. We are all one big family. Cobblestone's core value number five is that we will be a church that is focused on discipling