Price Reduced for Family Camp 2015!

The staff at Family Camp is stepping out in faith.  We believe this camp to be an important week in the lives of families and we are going to trust God to get more families to come. After hearing from families desiring to be at camp yet unable to afford it, Macedonian Call Ministries will now offer Family Camp at …

Beautiful Feet

Memory Verse: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!” Romans 10:15 (HCS) Connecting to the Bible Read Matthew 28:18-20. This commandment from Jesus comes after He had died on the cross and rose from the dead. It was time for His disciples to go and tell others about Jesus. They were to go and tell the …

How Your Family Can Help the Orphans of the World

Homes for Hope was started at North Side in 2010. After a message on orphan care in December 2009, we were overwhelmed with the response of families wanting to help out. The interest was so great that Jeff Lethco told me to figure out a way to organize this so we can help people regularly.  The mission behind Homes for …

Sibling Strong

Memory Verse: “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32. (HCS) Connecting to the Bible Who are your favorite Bible siblings? Do you remember Miriam in Exodus 2 watching out for her baby brother Moses when her mom had to hide him in the river to keep …

From Head to Heart

There are a lot of things that you know in your head that never moves to your heart. For example, let’s think about the issue of world hunger. You know that people in third world countries are starving, but few teenagers are moved to do something about that issue. You know that there are senior adults in your community who …

Hey, Is That a Plank in Your Eye?

Wouldn’t it be odd to walk down the street and to see a person with a big plank in his eye? I bet it wouldn’t take long for us to poke our friends and say, “Hey, did you see that dude with the big plank in his eye?” Even Jesus knew that we are quick to point out things that …

The 2nd Question I Ask My Wife

As a minister, our family’s schedule can be hectic.  I’m not saying it’s more or less hectic than other folks, but there are unique challenges associated with my job as there are with yours. From time to time, I have been asked to get involved in certain ministry opportunities.  Whether it is a chance to speak at an event, write …

Idol Chatter

“Idle” chatter usually describes a conversation of random thoughts about nothing in particular. You know the kind of talk you might have with a friend over the phone after you have already spent the day together and don’t really have anything else to say. Idle chatter can also be that forced conversation with a talkative stranger at the airport. Idle …

Can We Take Our Family Assistant Home?

Family Camp is special, but our family assistants make the week extra special. In fact, after the week, we were asked, “Can we take our family assistant home?” Parents desire for their families to experience a fun-filled vacation, but often moms and dads continue to deal with the duties of parenting while on vacation which can be very draining – …

Disciplining and Discipling Children

As Paul neared the conclusion of his letter to the Ephesians, he included instructions concerning the family. His first instructions in chapter six were for children to obey their parents (Eph 6:1). The phrase “in the Lord” is not to be understood as obeying Christian parents only, but children were expected to obey their parents regardless of the parents’’ spiritual …