Kids Ministry at Home
January 24, 2020
Hello Northwood Family,
Did you hear we’ve reopened our Kid’s Ministry at a limited capacity at out Onsite Campus? Click here to learn more!
We are now going back to the type of Sunday curriculum that your kids know and love from their classes onsite. These lessons are designed with your child’s age group in mind. We hope these interactive lessons help to teach your child about God’s great love for them and stir their affections for Jesus!
Elementary & Preteen
Resources for Parents
Leading your Child to Christ
Parents this section is for you! Does your child know Jesus? How can you check for their spiritual growth? Are they ready to accept Him as their Lord and Savoir? Are you overwhelmed yet? Don’t be; you have the Holy Spirit to guide you and a church body to support and encourage you in this exciting discussion with your child.
We want to share with you a wonderful resource from Focus on the Family that can help to break down these important conversations into bite-size pieces based on your child’s developmental stages. It’s so good you may want to bookmark it and keep it as an ongoing resource.Leading your Child to Christ by Focus on the Family
Additional Tips When Having These Disscussions
Don’t do all the talking:
Ask questions and let the child talk. Let the child ask questions and help him/her look up the answers in the Bible.
Don’t use big or confusing words:
Instead of “ask Jesus into your heart,” which can be too abstract, try “ask Jesus to be your forever friend.” Also, be sure to explain any big words that you may come across when reading the Bible verses together.
Ask your child to communicate what they are doing, to make sure they understand. Encourage them to ask questions when they don’t understand something.
ABCs of becoming a Christian:
Go through the ABCs with the child and use the Bible to help the child look up the specific verses. Learn more about the ABCs of becoming a Christian below!
After going through the ABCs with your child, pray together. Encourage the child to pray and talk to God about their decision.
Tell others! Share the good news with your family, your Children’s Pastor, friends, etc. This is an exciting and special day!
Schedule a meeting with Diana Kerby or Donna Thomas to follow up on this discussion and prepare for the next step of Baptism.
ABCs of Becoming a Christian
A: ADMIT you are a sinner and ask for forgiveness
Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God.” 1 John 1:0 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
B: BELIEVE in Jesus as your Savior and become a child of God
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 1:12 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
C: CONFESS that Jesus is Lord and choose to follow Him daily
Romans 10:0 “That is you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Luke 9:23 “Jesus said, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'”