What Your Kids Need This Fall

Getting ready for the fall involves more than new clothes and school supplies.  Your kids need help getting spiritually prepared as well.

Kids Need to Be in Church

Let’s be up front about this:  we want your kids involved in our Children’s Ministries.  What’s more is that your kids need to be involved in our Children’s Ministries.  Just like you, your kids need to be consistently challenged with the truths of Scripture.  They need to hear about God’s love and expectations for their lives.  They need regular encouragement to establish and develop their walk with Christ.  That’s so important.

Kids Need to Reach Out

God wants to use your kids to reach other kids who also need Jesus.  It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12, they need to understand the importance of connecting others to Christ.  This is a great time of year to help your kids personally invite neighbors or classmates to visit church with them.  Your kids need that encouragement.

Kids Need to Be Friendly

This may sound a bit radical, but your kids need to understand that church is not just a place where they come to receive ministry.  They need to view themselves as part of the ministry team.  When your kids arrive for church, are they concerned about playing with their favorite classroom toys or sitting next to kids they already know, or are they looking to befriend someone new?

Being in a new church is often daunting for visiting children.  A simple show of kindness by your child might make the difference between a family that visits once and a family that becomes a vital part of our church.  Help your kids develop that kind of mindset.

Get Ready Now

Our fall ministries kick-off on Sunday, August 21.  Wednesday Night Kids of Faith and Faith Community Institute launch on Wednesday, August 24.  Will your family be ready?  Start talking with your kids about the attitudes and actions that ought to characterize your lives as you head into this season.

For Further Discussion

  1. What other things do you need to do to help your kids spiritually prepare for the fall?
  2. What practical things can your kids do to get the most out of the Bible teaching they receive?  What can you do to help them?
  3. What kinds of things prevent us from reaching out to others?  How can you and your kids over come those obstacles?
  4. How has the kindness of other Christians impacted your life?
  5. What are some practical steps you can take to help your kids reach out to other kids at school, around the community, or at church?
Trey Garner
Trey Garner is the Pastor of Children's Ministries at Faith Church. He has been married to his wife Deb since 2001. They have two children named Noah and Lauren. Originally from Texas, Trey appreciates barnwood, armadillos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream.