Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Connect with Children & Families - Equip them During Covid & Beyond

At all times, but especially now with covid changing so much about how churches connect with families/children, we need to be focused upon equipping parents/ grandparents so they are able to hand down the faith and teach the "whys" - why we are able to believe God is real and trust Him with confidence - at home. If you ask the parents and grandparents if they are handing down the faith and teaching the "whys" for a confident faith, they will likely mostly say no. But it isn't because they don't want to do this - most often it is because they do not know how to engage the children they love and connect with them in meaningful and memorable ways.

Since most churches are still not holding in-person opportunities for children, this is the perfect time to focus upon helping parents and grandparents connect with the children they love. But, what do you use to do this? Well, I've recently written a resource which will give you either 12 or 24 weeks or one year of resources which are perfect to help you connect with children who are not at church and equip parents and grandparents to hand down the faith and teach the "whys" - depending on the timeline you choose to use. This resource is "Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More!" While this book may look like an animal picture book it is so much more!. It is designed to equip parents and grandparents so they are able to hand down the faith and teach the "whys", so the children they love will have a confident faith.

If you would like to use this resource with the families in your church I want to make it easy, doable, and affordable for you to do so. First, email me - and I will send you the digital copy of this book. Look it over. Then, if you would like to use it with the families in your church, email to let me know how many families you will be using the digital resource with and I will invoice you for the digital license at only $1 per family. How might you use "Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More!" with the families and children in your church? Consider these ideas -
  • As a ministry, invite families to discover and learn about the same animal the same week - you could do this one week a month and make the book last for a full year, or every other week, making it last two quarters, or every week, making the book last for 12 weeks. 
  • Whatever schedule you set for working your way through the book as a church and individual families, connect throughout the week to ask families what they found the most interesting, for photos of how their project went, and to share ideas/results.
  • Find some additional ideas for activities/questions you could email to families to extend the fun and learning.
"Blue Dragons, Red Pandas, Hoopoes & More!" absolutely is a tool which will equip parents and grandparents so they are able to confidently have essential conversations with the children they love to help them grow up with a confident faith. And at just $1 per family, what other resource could you possibly find which will engage, capture the attention of children and adult alike, and help build a confident faith? So, email me and I'll send you the digital book. Look it over. Let me know how many families you will use it with and I'll invoice you for your digital license.

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