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5 Free Things To Do With Kids This Summer

Temperatures are rising and the kids are finally out of school. This summer, make the entire family happy with these free kids activities that are fun for the everyone and won’t break the bank. Now you have a few extra bucks to put aside for that next big family vacation, the Labor Day block party, or to spend on yourself, we won’t judge. Family Fridays Every Friday join the West Des Moines community at Jaycee Park for a free lunch…

It’s Hard to be a Christian Teen

In a room filled with rambunctious junior highers bouncing off the walls with anticipation for our first youth meeting since May, our first meeting since creating a newly renovated youth room and rebranding with a new group name, I launched a new ministry year here at Ashworth Road Baptist Church.   Our goal this year is for each youth to see the bigger picture of His story – the bigger story that takes place in the Bible.  As such, I…

The Value of Children’s Ministry

I was saved as a child at the age of 12 at summer church camp.  Through the years, I’ve come to realize that there are many people who did the same thing and decided to follow Jesus as a child.  Statistics say that nearly 80% of people in church today decided to follow Jesus before the age of 18 and 50% of them came to know Him before the age of 12.  It actually becomes harder and harder for a…