The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
TFT: Crank It To 11!
February 26, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
Your kids are being discipled by something or someone all the time–by their peers, schools, and social media or by parents, their family, and church family. You have a great responsibility and opportunity to be the most important discipling influence on their impressionable young lives.
Here are a few things to know as you try to influence your kids to follow Jesus this week:
Snack and Yack – NEW!
Starting next Sunday, young people in grades 3-7 will be invited into a brief interactive conversation about Sunday’s sermon with Pastor Matt or one of the other elders. This new family ministry will occur each Sunday in March during the “coffee fellowship” time in Pastor Matt’s office.
The Gospel Project at Home
Today’s Bible Study is “God Is Good to Judge Sin” (Volume 3, Unit 10, Lesson 4). Ask your kids what they learned about that in children’s church this morning and/or do the family devotional you can find at this link.
Worldview Training for Youth
Youth group meets again tonight at 7pm! Send (or bring) your teen for a game, lesson, and hang-out time with Keith Hurley, his team, and some other teens.
And for Dessert…
This week’s resource for family discipleship is a 1-hour playlist of “Sunday Morning Songs for Kids.” We hope your family eats it up.
We think the idea of the playlist is even more important than the songs that Mrs. Howard picked out for it. What is playing in your home and car when it’s time to get ready for church on Sundays? What a great time to crank up some worship music and get everybody into the mindset!
If not these songs, which ones? Maybe ask the kids to help you build your own?
Matt Mitchell, Pastor
Holly Crumrine, 2023 Family Ministries Coordinator
EXPLAINER: THE GOSPEL PROJECT AT HOME
For the last several years, our Children’s Church ministry has utilized The Gospel Project as our Bible study curriculum. The Gospel Project is really excellent–it takes our Little Learners and Bible Explorers chronologically through the whole Bible over the course of three years while always focusing on Jesus as the center of the big story. If your student was in Little Learners or Bible Explorers this morning, they received a coloring page and take-home sheet that corresponds to this lesson. You have also been given a full-color Big Picture Card that you can use to reinforce the lesson with your child, as well.
To reinforce what your kids are learning each week in Children’s Church, you can now access The Gospel Project At Home online. Each week in this email, there will be a link to follow to get this free resource which includes:
1. A guide to using the Gospel Project at Home.
2. Scripture to read and discuss with a recap video of the Bible Story (Preschool and/or Elementary).
3. Scripture memory verses and a song to sing together.
4. Prayer prompts and family activities that correspond to the lesson.
Please consider setting aside at least 10-15 minutes once a week for a family devotional time using this resource as a guide. We are hoping The Gospel Project At Home will help keep all of our LEFC kids “on the same page,” and feed their faith in Jesus.
This might be especially helpful if for some reason your child has to miss a week of Children’s Church. You can show them the Bible story video to keep them up to speed on what the other children are learning.
**Note: The first time you access the link, you will need to register a free account with Lifeway’s Ministry Grid. This will also provide you ongoing access through the “training” tab to many other discipleship resources including the Gospel Project at Home for previous weeks. Many hours of excellent things to absorb for free!