Our efforts to discipling children consist of us
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.
We have Children’s Church available (most Sunday mornings) for children four years old through six grade during the sermon time with age appropriate Bible teaching. We encourage families to discuss what the children have learned each week. You can download the Lifeway Kids app and download free games and activities for the lessons each week (see instructions below). Here’s an abbreviated version of this weeks lesson.
This Unit is Volume 7 (that is important to know for the App) Unit 21.
Key Passage (memory verse) – John 3:16
Big Picture Question – What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.
Session 1 is May 30
Unit 21, Session 1: Jesus’ Early Miracles (Mark 1)
Jesus’ miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met their needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.
Session 2 is June 6 – First day of Children’s Church and Bible Study
Unit 21, Session 2: Jesus Taught in Nazareth (Luke 4)
Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. The Messiah would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and announced that He is the promised Messiah.
Session 3 is June 13
Unit 21, Session 3: Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3)
Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not do anything to earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. God showed His love in this way: He sent His one and only Son to save the world. Everyone who believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.
Session 4 is June 20 – Fathers day so no Children’s Church but there is Bible Study
Unit 21, Session 4: Jesus’ Early Miracles (John 4)
Jesus offers something better than physical water; He gives us Himself. Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to everyone who comes to Him by faith. We can worship Him as Lord and Savior wherever we are.
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Lifeway Kids app
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.
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: We encourage our children (o-5th grade) to attend prayer night with their parents in an attempt to provide the generations opportunities to interact and care for one another.
South Asia Mission’s Emphasis
Super Hero Camp