Monday, November 7, 2016

Ask the Question - Are Your Children Living?

Yesterday I asked if we are asking ourselves if the children in our ministries are learning God's Word. We need to regularly ask questions to stay on top of where we are with our Children's Ministries, what is working and what is not, and without doing this we will not know if we are really hitting the mark

When we think about the questions we need to ask, there is another important question to ask, which goes along with the question from yesterday . . . are the children living? This question, and it's answer, matters for the following reason . . . 
  • If the children are going to grow up and be adults who know, love and walk with God, they have to know God's Word, but they also have to live it. Are their lives changed by God's Word and do they show it by how they live?
Yes, we absolutely want the children in our ministries to learn God's Word, but we want them to have more than a head full of facts. We want God's Word to change their hearts and draw them closer to Him. We want them to live what they learn.

So, when you ask children and parents about the things they are learning, be certain to ask how they are living what they learn. Ask what they did in the previous week to show they are living it. Provide opportunities for them to, "put feet to their faith" and involve them in service projects and challenges. And, always share what you do to live what you are learning from God's Word as well.

Ask, on a very regular basis, if the children are living God's Word. Ask the parents how they see their children living God's Word at home. Ask - it matters.

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