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Report to the Church Board on Ten Years in Ministry at Hayward Wesleyan

The following board report was from July 2013, which was one month past my 10-year anniversary of working at Hayward Wesleyan: Board Report Pastor Jeremy Mavis // July 2013 10 years ago, I started working @ Hayward...

What Are You Building Your Life On? (part 1)

About a month ago, I did a teaching with the middle school students with these two thoughts: What are you building your life on? (Matthew 7:24-27) What are you building your life with? (1...

Five Ways I Have Observed Ministry is Like Farming

This post first appeared at Wesleyan Kids on March 15, 2014 This past week, Hayward Wesleyan Church hosted a "leadership summit" where we invited all the leaders of our church (those serving in all the...

Questions Children Ask about God and the Bible

I’m always trying to exegete our current culture—both the good and the bad—to get an idea what effect it is having on the children and teenagers I and our small group leaders interact with...

Such an Incredible Mind Wrote Children’s Stories

[vimeo 56037245 w=640 h=360] "A STORY IS HOW YOU CAPTURE A CHILD’S HEART." Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, talks about her appreciation for C.S. Lewis. "SUCH AN INCREDIBLE MIND WROTE CHILDREN’S STORIES." I appreciated Jones' words...

7 Skills Every Kid Needs to Learn in the World Today

[vimeo 53913251 w=900 h=675] "THE WORLD NO LONGER CARES HOW MUCH OUR STUDENTS KNOW. KNOWLEDGE IS A COMMODITY. WHAT THE WORLD CARES ABOUT IS WHAT THE KIDS WILL DO WITH WHAT THEY KNOW." Critical thinking and problem solving....

The Power of Stories (from Books)

[vimeo 56035464 w=640 h=360] Sally Lloyd-Jones on Parenting Children Into the Christian Worldview Story "IF A STORY CAPTURES OUR CHILDREN, THEN NOTHING ELSE COMPETES." Stories from books seem to capture a sense of wonder, adventure, a "secret...

Men Need to Know Their Family

[vimeo 56108635 w=640 h=360] Notes from the video below: Men Need to Know Their Family Men need to know their family intimately, not on a superficial level. What are you concerned about? What are you worried about? ...

Children Need to Be Taught to Obey

Article first appeared at Wesleyan Kids from April 25, 2014 [vimeo 55898555 w=600 h=338] Children need to be taught to obey. Why? Parents, teaching your children to obey is actually training your children to obey God. When our...

Want vs. Need

Article originally appeared at Wesleyan Kids on May 12, 2014 One of my good friends is an elementary gym teacher. If he were to ask his students what they wanted to play during gym class,...

Should a Parent Force their Children or Teenager to Come to Church?

A while back I read an article entitled: Why I Would Never Force my Kids to go to Church. Below is an excerpt from that article: "My parents forced me to eat three times a...

The Process of Proposing and Building a Bouldering, Rock Wall for Hayward Wesleyan Church

When we built an addition on to the Hayward Wesleyan Church, I knew that I eventually wanted to install a bouldering/rock wall along the back wall in the new, large programming room. However, I...

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