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 8 (that is important to know for the App) Unit 24.
Key Passage (memory verse) – Psalm 40:3
Big Picture Question – Why did Jesus Perform Miracles? Jesus Performed miracles to glorify God, to
show He is the Son of God, and to care for people.
Session 1 is August 29
Unit 24, Session 1: Jesus Calmed the Storm (Matthew 8; Mark 4; Luke 8)
Jesus’ disciples knew Jesus was a good man and a good teacher. But when Jesus calmed the
wind and the waves, He showed His disciples that He is also God. God rules the sea and stills its
waves. (Psalm 89:9)
Session 2 is September 5
Unit 24, Session 2: Jesus Fed a Crowd (Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6)
By feeding the five thousand, Jesus provided for the physical needs of the crowd. The next day,
Jesus called Himself the bread of life. (John 6:35) Only Jesus is able to satisfy our souls forever
by providing forgiveness, peace with God, and eternal life.
Session 3 is September 12
Unit 24, Session 3: Jesus Walked on Water (Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 6)
Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed
that He is who He says He is. Only Jesus can save us when we look to Him in faith.
Session 4 is September 19
Unit 24, Session 2: Jesus Sowed His Glory (Matthew 17; Mark 9; Luke 9)
Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John. Jesus said He would die, rise from the dead,
and return to heaven. One day, Jesus will come back to earth in His glory to make all things
Download Previous Unit: Volume 8-Unit 23
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