Our efforts to discipling children consist of us
God commands parents to disciple their children (Deuteronomy 4:9-10, 6:7, 11:19; Proverbs 1-9; Ephesians 6:4). Parents should be accustomed to talking about God informally – while driving the car, for example. Parents should also have planned moments to pray, read God’s word, and to sing together. We know that family worship is not always easy. Thus, one of the main goals of the children’s ministry at 11th Street Baptist is to equip parents to flourish in the God-given privilege and responsibility of discipling their children.
Current Resources for Family Worship: click here.
Our church also facilitates age-appropriate and strategic church activities for children. We believe that teaching children age-appropriate Bible lessons and mission stories are vital for a child’s growth in knowledge and love for the Lord since these moments allow children to interact with biblical content in age-appropriate ways. Thus, although the Bible does not speak about this type of ministry, we believe it is wise to facilitate it.
Current Church Activities: Every month after Sunday morning worship service, we have a kid’s activity that coincides with our mission emphasis. During these events, we eat snacks from the country we are studying, play their games, and participate in missional crafts. We also discuss God’s word together during these moments.
The Scripture assumes that the believers from different generations will interact together (see Acts 20:9; Titus 2:3-4; 1 Timothy 5:1; 1 Peter 5:5). Thus, it is our conviction that there should be moments in the life of the church where all generations are present together to learn about God’s word and to be transformed by it.
Current Opportunities for Intergenerational Ministry: Currently, our Sunday morning worship service, Sunday night Bible Study, and Wednesday night prayer night are intergenerational due to COVID-19. We distribute to all children who attend Sunday morning service a sanitized box with age-appropriate activities related to our mission’s emphasis. We provide snacks upon request.
Advent Christmas Activity: During this event, we will read several OT passages and hear Pastor Anthony explain how these passages point to the coming of Jesus Christ. We will, then, decorate the courtyard with Christmas decorations and enjoy a hot-coca bar. Date: November 29 at 4 pm in the courtyard
Christmas Family Singing: Enjoy family activities, singing, eating a meal together, and enjoying Lottie Moon cookies. Families will also be equipped with a resource to evangelize and care for their lost friends, family members, and neighbors. Date: December 13 at 4 pm in the courtyard
Candlelight Christmas service: All children are welcome and encouraged to attend our candlelight service. Date: December 20 at 5 pm in the courtyard
Fall-Winter 2020: South Asia Mission’s Emphasis
Summer 2020: Super Hero Camp