For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
This week we’re focusing on the Summer Parent Partnerships (SPP). While this isn’t technically a “Women’s Ministry” need the Children’s Ministry (CM) is very much in need of you women – single, married, old, and young. Yesterday I explained the Summer Parent Partnerships (SPP). Today we’ll start talking about why you will want to get involved this summer.
Benefit #1: Learn the Basic Tenants of Faith
The only requirements for teaching in a Children’s Ministry class is a copy of your seminary degree.
Just kidding! When asked what is required from the parents Lisa Larking replied, “All that is required of parents is to review the lesson and classroom guidelines and fill out the background check form. All materials are provided and ready in the classroom. This summer elementary parents will not be teaching, but be “shepherds” for a grade level group.”
I’ve heard parents express fear of teaching children about the LORD when they themselves were new to the faith. However, the CM curriculum goes deep into the tenants of Christianity and the character of God you will be blessed by learning/re-learning the basic building blocks. When I taught in a classroom I was surprised at how much I learned when it was explained in its simplest form and I was raised in the church! Some of the visuals I learned in the class I even used later with my own children.
PS. While teaching a lesson on John Newton, the author of “Amazing Grace”, I asked the children (as directed in the lesson plan) “What is a wench?” A hand shot up in the air and little girl answered passionately, “Something you put on your salad!” When I replied that that wasn’t quite right the other children began looking at each other with puzzling faces. Murmuring commenced. Finally, another little girl offered, “Is it a tool?”
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