Top Ten Non Children’s Ministry Blogs That Those in Children’s Ministry Should Follow

Wayne —  November 11, 2009 — 2 Comments

Childrens Ministry Blog Patrol

As introduced yesterday, this week we are looking at the top blogs for those in CHildren’s Ministry based on their inclusion in The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol.

Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going:

There are literally thousands (likely millions) of blogs out there that you could follow.  The following are the top ten based solely on their inclusion in The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol:

Perry Noble

#1

Perry Noble

Perry Noble is Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. Maybe it’s because I’m a list person and many of his posts take that form, or maybe it’s his direct no-holds-barred style of writing, but this blog has quickly become one of my favorites. His frequent writings on leadership and other ministry issues, while not directly related to Children’s Ministry, are invaluable to those of us who work with kids.

Justin Taylor

#2

Justin Taylor (formerly Between Two Worlds)

Justin Taylor recently moved his blog which is now hosted by The Gospel Coalition. He is the editorial director at Crossway Books (who publish the ESV Bible) and an elder at Grace Community Bible Church near Chicago, IL. He served as the managing editor for the ESV Study Bible. With frequent and insightful posts, there is always something new to read on this blog.

Kevin DeYoung

#3

Kevin DeYoung (formerly DeYoung, Restless and Reformed)

Kevin DeYoung also recently moved his blog which is now hosted by The Gospel Coalition. He is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Despite the fact the he’s from Michigan, I decided to include his blog in this listing. I suppose I can overlook East Lansing – at least it isn’t Ann Arbor. :) In all seriousness, Pastor DeYoung is a fabulous writer, and his posts cover the gamut of issues relevant to evangelical Christians.

SCL

#4

Stuff Christians Like

Jon Acuff’s blog Stuff Christians Like is one of my favorite blogs. Jon tackles issues of the Christian church in a lighthearted and fun way. At the same time, you walk away from each post reflecting on the deeper issues. With the exception of last month, an article from this blog has appeared in every issue of The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol, and trust me when I say I tried to make an article from last month fit into the Children’s Ministry format!

CBMW

#5

The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood website explains “In 1987, a group of pastors and scholars assembled to address their concerns over the influence of feminism not only in our culture but also in evangelical churches. Because of the widespread compromise of biblical understanding of manhood and womanhood and its tragic effects on the home and the church, these men and women established The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.” With articles from a variety of writers, this blog is important to those in Children’s Ministry as it deals with the issues of the biblical structure and purpose of the family. In a culture where the family is consistently undermined, this is an important blog and an important movement!

9 Marks

#6

Church Matters (the 9 Marks Blog)

Founded by Mark Devers, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC9 Marks’ mission is to “help local churches re-establish their biblical bearings and re-think their ministry methods.” They “exist to help local church pastors and leaders in the discovery and application of the biblical priorities that cultivate health and holiness in the local church.” From deeply theological to astoundingly practical, the articles on this blog are relevant to all Christians and of particular importance to those involved in church governance.

Al Mohler

#7

Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler is the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and host of the daily Albert Mohler Program. A prolific reader and writer, Dr. Mohler offers a Christian view of issues of importance in today’s society. Although clearly a gifted intellectual, Dr. Mohler writes in a style that anyone can comprehend. His willingness to take on the rough issues with intellectual fervor and unashamed reliance on the Word of God as well as grace and compassion is a rare combination to be sure. He is a staunch defender of life and the family and addresses those issues in many of his articles.

Clayton King

#8

Clayton King

I first heard Clayton King speak on a podcast of a presentation he made of Liberty University. He has a way of drawing you in when he speaks, and that ability translates to his blog articles as well. His blog explains “Clayton speaks to over 200,000 people annually on college campuses for FCA, InterVarsity, BSU, and Campus Crusade for Christ. He also speaks at numerous national youth conferences, camps, and retreats, as well as dozens of youth rallies and churches of different denominations.” His focus on youth comes through in many of his posts and makes his blog a must for those involved in Children’s Ministry.

Russell Moore

#9

Moore to the Point

Moore to the Point is the blog of Russel Moore. “Dr. Moore is the Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church, where he ministers weekly at the congregation’s Fegenbush location.” Dr. Moore is an advocate of adoption and a father, both of which make a number of articles on his sight of particular importance to those who love kids.

22 Words

#10

22 Words

22 Words is the blog of Abraham Piper. This blog is dubbed as an “experiment in getting to the point.” Most posts are limited to 22 words which makes them quick to read. Despite the brevity, there is generally a depth of insight in the posts as well. You definitely want to check out this blog!

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