Learn to Confidently Teach Your Kids About God
Who is shaping what your kids believe?
In these busy, hectic days we take our kids to sports practices, games, music lessons, school tutoring and other activities to give our children the best opportunities for success. But what if we're missing the chance to teach them what matters most?
Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach them, we must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children.
In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children.
Each Bible study session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching that will help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith.
Six video-driven sessions:
Session 1 - Faith: It Starts At Home (38 min.)
Session 2 - Marriage: Your Children Are Watching (27 min.)
Session 3 - Relationships: Your First Priority (31 min.)
Session 4 - Truth: What Are Your Kids Learning? (26 min.)
Session 5 - Communication: Each Child is Unique (26 min.)
Session 6 - Character: Preparing Your Kids For the Real World (26 min.)
This series includes 8 real-life stories, 6 filmed Family Night Activity examples, and 6 original illustrations including:
• Trials Build Deeper Trust - Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor of The Village Church near Dallas, and his wife, Lauren, share how the Lord has expanded their faith and caused them to live more intentionally with the discovery of Matt's malignant brain tumor.
• Upstairs/Downstairs - This family night activity helps children understand that God did for us what we could not do for ourselves.
• Viewmaster - In this moving illustration, a boy's magic viewfinder helps him see pivotal moments in his family's past. This clip will encourage parents to be intentional about raising their children.
A downloadable Leader's Guide will be available for purchase. Group handouts are available online for free.
Also visit www.ItStartsatHome.org for more parenting resources and tools