The Kind of Churches We’re Praying For

Posted by NCFIC on Dec. 01, 2016

The mission of the NCFIC is to proclaim the sufficiency of Scripture for church and family life.  We believe that a progressive returning to Biblical order in both of these spheres is critical for the health of both church and family. We pray for Biblically ordered churches with the following characteristics: 

I. Biblical purpose

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Patriarchy - Five Grave Concerns

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 29, 2016

I hope you are able to check the Matt Holst article on Patriarchy over at the Reformation 21 blog which appeared a while back.

I am sure many of you who have been fighting for the restoration of biblical family life, and particularly for its instruction on manhood and womanhood, were happy to see the article by pastor Matt Holst, who lives...

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Small Beginnings Produced by His Hand

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 25, 2016

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many...” - William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony

Fourteen Thanksgiving Celebration Tips

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 23, 2016

It has always amazed me that we live in a nation where a holiday is given to the people for the purpose of thanksgiving. Let’s seize the day! It is a marvelous opportunity for us to lead our families in thanksgiving, building cultures of happiness and gratitude in our families that spill over into the church and the society at large. If...

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Golden Calf Christianity in a Town Near You

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 23, 2016

Jesse Johnson, in his article,  Tozer, Youth Ministry, and a plug nickel  plays the role of a helpful historian as documents a time period which I was a part of a… the rise of youth ministry in America. It was a time where evangelicalism lost its way and is still reeling. Johnson speaks of it as a “dumbing down."

He notes how Tozer...

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The Greatest Is Love

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 22, 2016

In the final clause of 1 Corinthians 13, the apostle makes it plain that the purpose of everything in earth and heaven is...

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How Children are Left Out in a Family Integrated Church

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 21, 2016

I am confident that worship and fellowship in a church should be age integrated, following the biblical patterns. There are many benefits… For example, in churches where this is practiced there is a heightened relational depth. The fellowship times last longer than in many churches. People get very connected. In most family integrated...

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Returning to God’s Design for Communicating the Gospel in the Church

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 21, 2016

The Mission of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches:

1. Proclaim the sufficiency of scripture for church and family life
2. Promote the centrality of the church in God’s plan for families
3. Recover the biblical doctrines of manhood and womanhood in church and family life
4. Explain the complementary roles of church and...

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Sin Dies or We Die

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 18, 2016
Here is a very helpful article by John Piper on waging war with sin Thirteen Practical Steps to Kill Sin. He says, “sin dies or we die.” And, "Don’t make any plans that open the door for sin’s entry. “Make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires” (Romans 13:14).

What Can Infants Really Get Out of Church?

Posted by NCFIC on Nov. 17, 2016

Let me illustrate how valuable it is for a child to be included in corporate worship in the church. Many years ago, there was a family in our church who needed some help with their children during the church services as a result of a new baby and lots of little ones. My wife Deborah offered to hold their one-year-old in church. She held that child and had her sit with her for about two years. She is now twelve-years-old, and the other day I asked her what she remembered most about that time in her life. Without pausing an instant she said, “The thing I remember the most was when the pastor would say something aunt Deborah loved, or if there was a song she cherished or if a prayer was prayed, she would say, “Mmmmm, amen.” This was what she was able to get out of being in church when she was an infant. She added, “When my aunt Deborah would sigh like that, I did the same thing.”


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