A New Resource for Your Family Devotions

January 3, 2018 by Pastor Paul Chappell

As both a dad and a pastor, one of the areas I believe is most crucial, and perhaps most often lacking, in Christian homes is to have a daily time when

5 Practical Ways to Diligently Invest in Your Children

December 12, 2017 by Pastor Paul Chappell

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. And I’m not just referring to the hazards of stepping on legos in the middle of the night. (Although legos do qualify

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful School Year

August 7, 2017 by Pastor Paul Chappell

The summer has flown by, and the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. Although kids are still enjoying the summer moments, wise parents

7 Ways Parents Undermine Their Own Influence

October 27, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

All children have moments or seasons when they struggle with obedience—just like their parents.But some young people, particularly in their teenage years,

How a Young Boy Made a Difference for Religious Freedom

August 17, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

If you saw the news headlines back in early June regarding the Zavala family and the Desert Rose Elementary School, you’ll remember why we were concerned about

Why I Support Christian Education

August 8, 2016 by Dr. David Teis

Many years ago, my wife Anna and I made a commitment to train up our children for the Lord with a strong biblical Christian worldview. Because Christian

5 Ways to Help Your Children Walk in the Truth

July 25, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

One of the easy traps for parents to fall into is having shortsighted goals for their children. If I can just make it through today… (particularly in the

3 Ways to Win as a Parent

July 14, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

Being a parent is a tough job. And in today’s broken society, it sometimes seems that there are 1,001 forces working against you. But parenting is not only

How to Protect Your Children

May 27, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

Do you ever tremble at the incredible responsibilities on your shoulders as a parent? On one hand, you are called to protect the tender hearts and minds of

When Seventh Graders Surrender to the Ministry

April 25, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

Last night was a highlight for Terrie and me and our church family as we had the ordination service for our youngest son, Matthew.I remember almost fifteen

Why I Recommend One Year of Bible College

January 14, 2016 by Pastor Paul Chappell

It’s a conversation I’ve had many times:High Schooler: I don’t know what I should do when I finish high school. Maybe I should go to trade school or university

5 Common (But Wrong) Assumptions Christian Parents Make

December 9, 2015 by Pastor Paul Chappell

Assumptions are powerful for two reasons: first, because we often don’t recognize our assumptions (by definition, we accept them as fact) and second, because