The Hero of the Story Podcast
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As the year winds down, many of us take some time to reflect on how we’re growing in our faith, particularly by looking at the actions we took—what our prayer lives looked like, did we read our Bible entirely this year, did we give enough, and so forth—and consider what we’re going to do differently. …Continue Reading
As soon as November comes to an end, Christmas preparation kicks into high gear: at church, the Christmas-themed sermon series typically begins. Christmas music follows us to every store, and our inboxes are filled with notifications about pre-Christmas sales. So how do we have an gospel-focus at Christmastime? That’s what Brian and Aaron discuss on …Continue Reading
What is the role of parents and kids ministry leaders in giving our children a consistent discipleship experience? How do we make the most of the opportunity God has given us when we may feel ill-equipped? In today’s episode of The Hero of the Story, Brian and Aaron wrap up their 5-part series based around …Continue Reading
Every Christian is called to participate in the great commission—to go out into all the world and make disciples. So what does that look like for kids? In today’s episode of The Hero of the Story, Brian and Aaron continue their 5-part series based around the central concepts of Brian’s new book, Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry …Continue Reading
Everyone agrees that obedience matters in the Christian life, but what motivates our obedience, and what does this look like in the lives of children? In today’s episode of The Hero of the Story, Brian and Aaron continue their 5-part series based around the central concepts of Brian’s new book, Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry (B&H 2018). Listen …Continue Reading
What are our children learning each week when they come to our kids ministries? We might quickly answer with “the Bible”… but what if the way we’re teaching them the Bible misses the gospel? In today’s episode of The Hero of the Story, Brian and Aaron continue their 5-part series based around the central concepts …Continue Reading
Seven out of ten kids walk away from the church after turning eighteen. Eventually, around five will return for a variety of reasons; but two leave and never return. And only 3 of every 10 stay through their entire lives. What should we think about statistics like these—what do they say about our approach to …Continue Reading
Is gospel-centrality limited to one theological viewpoint or another? Does it transcend the boundaries that exist between denominations and theological camps? And should we worry about being gospel-centered at all? Trevin Wax, General Editor of The Gospel Project, joins Aaron and Brian to discuss his view on these questions and more on today’s episode of …Continue Reading
Kids Ministry tends to be one of the most challenging areas to recruit volunteers for—especially male volunteers. Why is it so difficult to recruit volunteers in general and male volunteers in particular? During a break at the ERLC 2018 National Conference, Sam O’Neil, a Content Editor for The Gospel Project for Kids and a Kids …Continue Reading
Is there a difference between being Bible-centered, Christ-centered and gospel-centered? Are these essentially three ways of saying the same thing, or are there distinctions between each? Recently we were asked this question at an event, and today we’re sharing our best answer. Listen in as we discuss: The strengths of being centered on the Bible; …Continue Reading