Author Archives: Jon

Who’s In Control: Managing Media With a Biblical Perspective

We were pleased to recently host a seminar where individuals and families were asked to consider their choices regarding media and technology.  Jon McKenzie has been presenting versions of this material for 10 years.  Jon is uniquely qualified to make this presentation with an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication (Radio & Television), a masters in Strategic Leadership, and as a parent of young children himself.  Years of experience in youth ministry also played a critical role in developing material that would encourage action and consideration.  The timeless truths of the Bible are even more applicable in our fast-paced tech crazed world.

Here are a few things to consider:

How many hours a day do you spend watching TV or viewing other forms of media?

Does modern touchscreen technology and interactivity impact the effect of technology and media on young people?

As an adult, how do you cope with the onslaught of technology that has been introduced in the last few years?

Lots of great answers for you to study and consider in the videos below.  We hope that it is encouraging to you!

 

Raising Kids Who Love Jesus

Sunday morning Bible class for children has been a mainstay for many American families, but is Bible class attendance all it takes to raise a faithful child?  As you probably guessed, Bible class attendance is just the ‘tip of the iceberg.’  The most influential person in the spiritual growth of a child is the parent.   Are you as a parent growing and striving to build a relationship with God everyday?

We sing a hymn titled “How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts?”  This song dates back to the mid-1800s and the words dates back to 1719.  Every generation of parents has worried about the spiritual well-being of their children.  As scripture states (Deuteronomy 11:9), parents must take every opportunity to speak with their children about God, faith, and deeper matters.  When we are on a walk and we see some of God’s creation, talk about it.  When troublesome times are at hand, talk about how God helps.  When joyous occasions occur, give thanks to God together.

Brother Ed McGeachy recently gave a sermon on this topic.  If you are encouraged, please find someone to share this message with….