The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
April 9, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
Christ is Risen INDEED!
He truly is. We pray that every family in our church family experiences peace, joy, wonder, and hope this day as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel Project at Home
There was no Children’s Church at LEFC this morning, but here is a special Bible study you could do with your family today to remind them of what Jesus was accomplishing for us on the Cross and at the Empty Tomb: “Jesus Came to Be the Sacrifice for Sin” from the Gospel Project at Home.
Snack and Yack Every Sunday
Snack and Yack will resume next Sunday after worship. Girls and boys grades 3-7 who stay for the sermon are invited to Pastor Matt’s office for a brief discussion of the message with one of the elders. (This ministry will continue throughout Pastor Matt’s sabbatical.) If you would like to help host the discussion by providing the snack, see Holly Crumrine to get involved. Parents, don’t forget to have your student fill out a handout during the sermon to prep for the conversation.
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!