When we wake up each morning, what’s the first item we lay our hands on: our Bibles or our smart phones?
As I watched throughout this summer children of different ages, races and religions joyfully interact together both on the playing field and during spiritual discussions, I was reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:14 and the responsibility we have to truthfully share with each tender heart that the God of the universe loves them and cares deeply about every aspect of their circumstances
Two important aspects of our faith are the intimacy of our relationship with God and that we are part of a community of fellow believers. Both wonderfully highlighted in the opening two words of the Lord’s Prayer. God’s great love for all people is also a central theme of our latest book release When Righteous Fall by Rev. Dr. Nabil Haddad.
For many people who’ve grown up in Christian environments, Sunday School teachers have played a vital role in growing their faith. They helped introduce them and guide them as they took their first steps in exploring the relationship together with our Father in heaven.
Jesus once told His disciples that the Kingdom of God is like a small seed, that grows into a mighty tree that brings life to its surroundings. Each year BCYM meets over 1000 children at their events at which they aim to plant and nurture the seeds of the Kingdom in their lives.
Many of us have fond memories of visiting our grandparents as children, spending holidays and vacations in their company. Likewise, most of us envision how we would like to be in our old age, spending time with our loved ones, relaxing and enjoying the fruit of our labors.
Since the beginning of 2018, Baptist Children and Youth Ministry (BCYM) has been visiting on a weekly basis the families of the children that they serve at the camps, and it has quickly become one of the favorite things they do.