joshskjoldal Jenaye said this little guy kept staring at the tv for long periods of time while I was preaching today. As soon as he heard my voice he started to look for me.

This makes me think of how kids are always listening. The words we speak to and around our kids matter. Let's be around enough that they know our voices and let's say things that we want them to be hearing.

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joshskjoldal A lot of people talk about "empowering" the next generation. This has to be greater than lip service. God chose Josiah, David, Mary and others and did not give them a PERCEIVED sense of empowerment but rather gave them actual POSITIONS of power.
Young generations are not leaving the church because religion or God is irrelevant but because the world is quicker to offer them positional power than the church is. Give them OWNERSHIP over their faith and they will stay. We have bought into the myth that a position of power is the end game when it should actually be the starting point. True maturity and understanding of the kingdom informs us that His ways are higher and maybe even backwards to ours. Becoming great in God's kingdom means you're more accomplished at giving away power than gaining or maintaining power.
Do the next generation a solid and give them more than the perception of power and actually give them the job, bring them to the table, and include their opinion. Give them a position of power and teach them how to give it away. It's messy but your life and the kingdom will be better for it.
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joshskjoldal We understand each other.
#AveryTheAnchor
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joshskjoldal First family shoot.
This is our style: home and close together.
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1w

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joshskjoldal This morning I asked the next generation (<25) to close the service with me. It created one of the most powerful moments our church has ever had as one generation applauded, affirmed and blessed another. I LOVE the heart of @goevangel! 1w

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joshskjoldal My friend Chadwick Mohan is the Senior Pastor of a church of 40,000 in India and this morning he gave some brilliant thoughts on raising a family in the 21st century.
Rethink the Goal of Marriage
-meant to make us holy, not happy
Reclaim the Need for Fathers
-as seen on the slide
Restructure the Process of Parenting
-from age 0-6 formation comes from mother, from 6-12 formation comes from father...all in preparation for peer formative years from 12-18
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joshskjoldal I made a French connection this week. These guys have a thriving church in Paris, are in a massive building project, and might as well be a sister church to @goevangel. We may be miles, time changes and continents apart but so many of the challenges and dreams are the same. It's ONE kingdom! 2w

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joshskjoldal Spent some time round London today...the guy on the left is the closest thing I had to a friend all day. 2w

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joshskjoldal Great wedding for a couple of great people. Congrats to @whitneyjohardy & Isaac. #sevliewedding2016 3w

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joshskjoldal Days like these were made for moments like this.
#averytheanchor
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joshskjoldal The cure for those Sunday afternoon blues. 3w

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joshskjoldal When the door to one season closes, we watch with great expectation as the Father opens the next.

Simply grateful for our friend Kendra who started as a disciple, became a sister and is now entering a season as a true co-laborer for Christ.
You have our blessing, our support, and our prayers! #HOME
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joshskjoldal It just doesn't get any better than this.

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  •   dustinbates That's a good looking boy!! 1mon
  •   kmhobbs1 I CANT HANDLE IT!!! What a cutie!!! 1mon

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joshskjoldal One was too young to hang, one was too old to hang. #AveryTheAnchor
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  •   whitneyjosevlie Avery looks so darling, I just wanna snuggle him up! 1mon

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joshskjoldal Thanks to the lady in the middle 🏼@lisabevere for spending some time in North Dakota yesterday and clarifying God's direction for our church and region. We are very glad you landed in ND and not Nebraska!

Thanks to the couple on the right 🏼 for taking #EV2016 to new heights. What a powerful opening night and what great vision has propelled this thing forward. Love doing life and proud to do God's work with you @kalebagraham & @autumnrgraham.

To the lady on the 🏼 ...
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joshskjoldal Last night I taught Avery how to snapchat. #AveryTheAnchor 2mon

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