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Putting Kids in Their Proper Place: Part Four

August 5, 2015 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

We want our kids to have front-row seats to the spiritual growth of the community of believers as we are raising them to be Christ-centered missionaries in our world. Parents have a unique role to discipline and instruct them toward this life of following Christ. So many of you are bringing your children into the body of Christ. You are showing them your desire to know Christ, to know Christ followers, and to make new disciples. You are having the conversation with your kids about the ‘why’ behind it. What an amazing and humbling privilege to be a part of a disciple-making movement that is putting kids in their proper place!... Keep Reading

Put Kids in Their Proper Place: Part Three

June 18, 2015 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Could we radically redefine “normal” for our kids? As I have seen over and over in my own life, I default to “normal.” My wife will tell you that my normal is not the same as her normal but I go back to my normal all the time. Normal is a distracted mind. Normal is forgetting responsibility. Normal is waiting until someone is upset before addressing the issue. Normal is watching TV as soon as I have downtime. All of these normal’s have their root in my childhood and teen years. What if River City families could create missional living as the default normal for our kids?... Keep Reading

Put Kids in Their Proper Place: Part Two

May 31, 2015 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

As our children are in the family of God developing their identity as missionaries of God, we want to equip them to live in a broken and fallen world. This includes exposing them to the reality of sin in the context where they will see it appropriately.... Keep Reading

Put Kids in Their Proper Place: Part One

May 21, 2015 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Throughout the bible, there are a lot of children born (or there was a lot of ‘begat’ing for the KJV fans). Their life begins and their life ends but most of the stories we know well are people in their teenage or adult years. So, where were do children show up? If you read with this question in mind, you might see that they are not where you would expect based on modern Christian Evangelical traditions.... Keep Reading

Proverbs Week 7 Discussion Questions

July 14, 2014 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Each week, I'll be doing my best to post the general questions given to each MC leader to frame out their discussion. My hope is to expose participants to the questions prior to discussion to come ready to confess and repent amongst their brothers and sisters in Christ. ... Keep Reading

Fascination with Interpretation

June 19, 2014 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

“You’re constantly interpreting your world…You are an incessant interpreter. That is a significant and important function. You never leave your life alone.”... Keep Reading

Gospel Identities in Practice

April 7, 2014 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

A healthy leader is one who believes the truth of the gospel, living as a disciple of Christ, as part of the family of God, and as a bold missionary. They live in light of their identity in Christ and the overarching mission of God in our city. As they lead their Miss... Keep Reading

Mission as Cultivation

January 23, 2014 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Note: this is part three of a series on being disciples, part of a family, and missionaries. God’s design in creation was good, very good in fact…as God reflected on what he had made there was a complete satisfaction with what came about. This is obvious... Keep Reading

Living as a Family

January 16, 2014 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Note: this post is second in a series focusing on the disciple, family, and missionary aspects of our identity in Christ. This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, an... Keep Reading

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