Monday, August 29, 2022

Equip Parents & Grandparents to Hand Down the Faith

One thing this Covid-19 Pandemic has shown us with the stay at home orders is, parents/ grandparents are the people who have to teach the children they love. This became for a time the case for school and is the case - has always been the case - when it comes to handing down confident faith. It is not the job of the church to be the people who hand down confident faith - it is the God-given job of parents and grandparents. It is God's best plan for parents and grandparents to hand down confident faith to the children and grandchildren with whom He blesses them. It is the job of the church to equip, encourage, and enable parents and grandparents, so they hand down confident faith in their homes. We clearly see this now as children were not able to go to church for a time, but while it absolutely has to happen now, it needs to be one of the things which continues far past Covid-19.

So, take the time now to establish a plan where you are equipping and encouraging parents and grandparents to hand down confident faith at home. It is not difficult to provide resources for parents and grandparents to use at home - consider the following . . . 
  • Grandmas with Heart - this blog is filled with free resources and ideas for parents and grandparents to use at home as they hand down confident faith. Check the tabs for "Tell the 'Whys' - Why We are Able to Believe in God & Trust His Word with Confidence" at this link, the tab for "Mystery Bags" at this link, and the tab for "Books & Resources from the Grandmas with Heart" at this link as there are free resources there as well.
  • as you will find a wealth of resources to help parents and grandparents hand down confident faith from their homes.
  • Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children is a book
    written by me and my three grandsons to help children learn to talk with God. If we want the children we love to learn to walk closely with God, they need to learn to talk with Him. Praying Deeper Through the Psalms - Children's Edition is designed to help children - preschool through Middle School age - learn to do exactly this by praying the Psalms back to God. In this book you will find 52 weeks of Scripture prayers from the Book of Psalms and space for children to record their own prayer requests and how God answers. With Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children the children you love will learn how to talk with God - and will make their way through the Book of Psalms a thoughtful way as well. 
    You will find it at this link and in our Bookstore.
  • Generations Quest - Cultivate the Faith! is the remake and
    fine-tuning of Lynda's book - Science, the Bible & Fun. In this new edition, she added information to help you teach the children you love about the "whys" for our faith - why we are able to believe in God and trust the Bible with confidence. You will find 52 lessons with science projects, crafts, cooking, games and more along with resources to help you show the children you love how to dig into God's Word and learn about real people who made the choice to love and walk with God. You will find it in our bookstore and at this link
  • Generations Quest - is a resource for grandparents and/or parents to use with their grandchildren/children, of all ages and in locations both near and far, to equip the Generations to learn to read, understand and live God’s Word together. You will find Lynda's post on this resource at the following link - along with a free sample to try with your family for a month. You will find more information and the location to order it at this link
These are just a few resources which will allow you to equip parents and grandparents, so they are able to hand down confident faith.

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