Our Good Friday Family Experience

Each year our church has a beautiful Good Friday service. Last year we really wanted to encourage families to come so we had a light supper and an Easter egg hunt beforehand. It was fun and well-attended, but we did not feel that it truly fit with the purpose of the night. This year we wanted to do something more meaningful. Our pastor envisioned...

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What Christmas Morning Will Look Like at Our Church

I know lots of churches are making all kinds of different choices regarding having Sunday morning services on Christmas morning. I have zero desire to debate the topic, but rather just want to share what we are doing. One service for all generations РWest Bradenton Baptist is definitely a multi-generational church. We literally have great-grandparents...

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8 Gift Ideas for the Single Parent on Your List

First, a disclaimer. This is not a subtle hint for things that I want. ūüôā I am well-taken care of. However, the probability is high that you have a single parent somewhere in your life. And even if you don’t have a single parent on your shopping list, let me encourage you to pause and look around your world and see if there is one who might...

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My Kid Heard About WHAT at Church??

One common reason that I hear parents share for why they don’t want to take their kids to big church is¬†what if the pastor starts talking about something that isn’ t kid-friendly? ¬†We’ve experienced it alot, most notably last year on September 11. ¬†Kaylie was just in kindergarten, so we had never talked about what had happened....

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Some Challenges to Taking Your Kids to Big Church

Yesterday I shared the reasons why Nate and I have always tried to take our girls to big church with us.  I could tell you it is all roses and easy and our girls usually have a halo floating over their heads.  Not so much.  Last time, Brenna decided she was a puppy in the middle of the sermon, including crawling around on the floor in front of the...

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