Nurture Life-long Faith
Whether you are a Sunday school teacher, volunteer, leader, or parent, you are vital in nurturing children’s faith. The following can help you guide and grow children toward a deeper, life-long faith.
Kids Need Faith
(John 20:30-31; Hebrews 11:1,6)
The Situation: Children ask, “Can you prove it?” Some kids are taught to believe that the scientific method is the ultimate test of validity. In Read the rest of this entry »
People don’t buy bulbs, tires, or cars. We buy light, safety, and experiences.
When recruiting volunteers, how you position your ministry is important. For instance, you could say, “We need your help with the kids today.” Or you might try, “Did you know that nearly 50% of all Americans who accept Jesus as their Savior do so before reaching the age of 13? We need two leaders willing to make an eternal difference in the hearts and lives of kids.”
Which appeal sounds more compelling to you? Motivate your people by emphasizing the eternal benefits. Read the rest of this entry »
Prayer Blessing For Teachers
As the new school year begins, it is our hope and prayer that God fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We pray that your classroom is a haven of love and peace where children, coworkers, and parents discover His grace and truth. It is our encouragement that you:
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2). The Blessing:
“Lord, thank You for every teacher as they begin this new school year. Thank You for their ministry to Your children. Sustain them in health: strong in body, mind and spirit to move in faith, patience, and with expectation. Protect them and keep them. Encourage them to behold the beauty of Your holiness. Bless their ears to hear the lovely, the uplifting, and the encouraging, and to shut out the demeaning and the negative. Cause their feet to walk in holiness and their steps ordered by You. Bless their hands to be tender-helping hands to those in need, hands that bless. May their hearts be humble and receptive to those around them. May their minds be strong, disciplined, balanced and faith-filled. Your grace be upon their homes and classrooms that they may be havens of rest and renewal, sanctuaries of peace where the sounds of joy and laughter grace each room, where love and unconditional acceptance is never ending. Father God, grant success and prosperity in their places of ministry and life. May goodness and mercy follow each precious teacher all the days of their long, healthy lives. Lord bless them and keep them. Make Your face shine upon them, and be gracious to them. Lord lift up Your countenance upon them and give them peace. In the name of Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.”
Download this free printable download and give to your volunteers. Or you can send as an email attachment with a personal note of encouragement as you begin the new year. Click here for The Teacher Blessing.
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Walter A. Henrichsen writes, “Discipling must begin with our children if it is ever to affect the rest of our culture. Before we go looking for people to disciple, we should start with our own families. For a few short years, God has entrusted our children to our care. Whether for good or bad, we will mark them for eternity.”
The Bible directs us to: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Our primary goal is for our kids to love God – for them to learn to know Him, walk with Him and serve Him. Read the rest of this entry »