Thursday, December 13, 2018

Connect the Families at Your Church & God's Word with Generations Quest

The grandparents and parents in your church know God has clearly asked them to hand down the faith. This is their God-given job and great joy. (See Psalm 78:4, 6, 7)

If they could receive anything as a gift this year, at the top of their list would absolutely be to have the ones they love make the choice to know, love and walk with God. Well, they can not make the ones they love choose to do this (and neither are we able to do this), but they also do not have to leave it to chance for them to know, love and walk with God. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Do Your Actions Match Your Words?

A couple months ago I wrote a post about how God has created children to learn by listening and watching and children to learn by moving and doing, but in Children's Ministry we tend to only present our message to children by having them sit and listen. I said; "Who do we think we are to try and force a child God created and loves into a box in which they do not fit? I am talking about how God created children to learn and how well we obey and follow what God has decided."

Generations Quest - A Gift with Lasting Impact

With Christmas just two weeks away, we and the parents/ grandparents in our churches have been busy selecting gifts for the ones we love - and if you are like me, looking for the best buys. If you are looking for something which you - and they - could give to your families to help them all grow in their walk with God, consider Generations Quest! For just $10 you will receive an entire year of Bible readings, questions to get your family talking and activities to help you all understand the Bible and grow in your walk with God. Talk about a great buy!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Hand Down the Faith with Generations Quest - Try it For Free

One of the most important things we are able to do as people who serve in Children's Ministry is to recommend resources which equip parents and grandparents when it comes to handing down the faith. I have been working on a resource to use with my grandsons to hand down the faith and am happy to let you know about it today. I am not able to make them choose to love, know and walk with God, but I am able to engage them in reading/understanding God's Word and in watching for God's Great Deeds. If I do these two things, then they will be equipped to walk with God.

Throughout the Bible we read where God has promised His Word will accomplish what He has planned for it to do (Isaiah 55:11), is profitable for teaching (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) and is a light to our path (Psalm 119:11); just to mention three things we know are true about the Bible. God promises His words are powerful, so I want my grandsons to know what God's Word says.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Where are You in Your Ministry in Supporting Grandparents?

When you think about the people who bring the children to your Children's Ministry, who do you picture? Most likely you think of and picture the parents. There is a solid reason for this, as most of the people who bring children to your church are the parents; but not all.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Free Christmas Cards to Connect & Stay in Touch

On my other blog - Grandmas with Heart - I shared a new free snail-mail Christmas card - so I thought I'd share it with you today, too! I said;

In this day of email, facetime and google connect,  there is no shortage of ways to connect with our grandchildren. But, they still tend to love to receive snail mail which is actually for them - especially at Christmas. Yes, old-fashioned snail mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with our grandchildren - no matter their age or where they live.

Monday, December 3, 2018

What is Your "Job"?

What is the "job" of the person who serves in the Children's Ministry? Is it to teach children about Jesus? Is it to teach children about the Bible? Is it to lead children to Jesus? What is our "job"?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Who/What Influences Kids and How Does This Change Your Ministry?

I'd like to share another George Barna video with you today. (You will find it at this link.) In this video George talks about the seven major influences in our lives - please take a minute to watch it.

Now, consider the following . . .

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hand Down the Faith with "Mystery Bags" - Believe in God Even When We Do Not Understand

One of the most important things we do in Children's Ministry is to equip, encourage and empower the grandparents and parents of the children in our ministry, so they are able to hand down the faith to the children we all love. On my other blog, Grandmas with Heart, I share an idea each Wednesday for "Mystery Bags" - a way to engage grandchildren/children in learning about walking with God. I thought you might also enjoy today's "Mystery Bag" as an idea you could share with the parents and grandparents of the children in your ministry - I said . . . 

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Roles of Parents & Grandparents in Handing Down the Faith

I've been talking about Grandparenting Ministry and how our churches need to engage, equip and  encourage grandparents to pass on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. Today I want to share something Steve and Valerie Bell shared with us at the Legacy Coalition meeting I attended last year. They said when it comes to raising children, parents focus on peace. They want to get through the day in as peaceful a way possible - a peaceful is a good day. Parents need to provide a peaceful setting for their home; a peaceful place for children to grow up. Peace is the bottom part of a "triangle" - and gives a firm base or foundation for their family.