Teachable moments with our children rarely come on our timetable. In fact, most of the time they just happen. Moments arrive unannounced, providing you the chance to instill wisdom and direction into your child’s life. Knowing this is true, are your parents ready to give solid biblical answers when those moments arrive? You can equip them with ElevateKids.com!
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ElevateKids.com is designed as a tool to give parents confidence in sharing the principles of God’s Word with their child in a clear, concise way.
This creative resource is designed to equip parents to teach their children about God’s Word and to bring spiritual conversations into the home. By watching the Animated Bible Lesson with their kids and completing the Family Activity on the .pdf, they will develop a common base of knowledge about God’s Word that they can draw from when the moment calls for it.
Don’t let teachable moments slip through your fingers. Make God and His ways part of your everyday conversation. When you do, you will see in your children what only God can provide…supernatural results!
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As the children’s pastor at Fellowship Church for the last 23 years, I have longed for a program that could get kids into God’s Word on a regular basis during the week. I have also desired to find a way to grow children into great men and women of God who will assert biblical leadership into our world.
I firmly believe that God designed every child to be a leader, to be someone who influences the lives of others. This looks different for each child: For a four-year-old, it can be sharing toys at daycare. For a first grader, it can be helping their parents out with chores. For a fifth grader, it can be showing the courage to stand up for someone at school. For a child with special needs, it can be learning to be patient.
So, what are we doing to help the kids at our church become influential, Christ-following leaders? We spend lots of energy on our kids weekend experiences and spend lots of money on VBS and summer camp, hoping it will make an impact. Yet we know that the majority of our kids don’t come to church events often enough to reinforce the lessons in their daily lives. Thankfully, there is another tool that God gives us to help us teach our children to lead – the Bible itself.
It may be a new thought for some, but the Bible is full of leadership principles. You could also call them character qualities – courage, integrity, service, and perseverance, just to name a few. To become a leader, each child must have leadership principles from the Bible instilled in them. The best way for children to learn these leadership principles is to learn them from God’s Word for themselves and put them into practice in their daily lives.
That’s why we created the free kids website ElevateKids.com – an online resource that uses the leadership principles found in the Bible to help children become the leaders God designed them to be.
Parents – Use it for free! Go to ElevateKids.com for free access to over 450 Bible Leadership Trait Videos, 30 Music Videos, and lots more!
Kid Min Leaders – Want to learn more about how you can connect what kids learn at church with what they do at home? Share specific Leadership Videos with the families in your ministry via social media or a link on your ministry page.
I hope you will join Fellowship Church, along with thousands of churches across the world, as we use ElevateKids.com to impact our kid’s lives today so that they can impact the lives of others tomorrow.
Originally found on http://mikejohnsonsblog.com/2012/03/22/why-leadership-for-kids/