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Family Friday Links 11.6.15

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Here's what we've been reading online this week:

Desiring God had a post on parenting towards heaven. It reads, "Parents attempt to establish heaven on earth in at least two common ways. Some of us expect our children to be heaven for us. Others expect to build heaven for them." This post goes on to explain the dangers of this kind of thinking. Parents this is worth your time.

Our friend, Sam Luce, had a great post about partnering with parents. He says, "Parents need easy first steps and clear next steps." He goes on to list several questions pastors should be thinking about to help parents. This is a valuable resource to be thinking through pastors.

Greg Baird had a post listing characteristics of effective parents. Parents, this is another post for you. Check out this great list.

Brad Bridges had a post on leadership development. He starts the post by stating, "Your leadership development process in children’s ministry is crucial. It has a major impact on whether families ever come back." He goes on to explain 6 steps to take. If you are a Children's or Youth Pastor, this post is for you.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.