The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
TFT: Stay Sharp!
February 5, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
Here’s some fuel for your family’s faith this week:
Worldview Training for Youth
Tonight, the youth class starts learning, TACTICS: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. It starts at 7pm upstairs in the Youth Room. Catch this: To maximize the learning of this new curriculum, this class is now going to meet every Sunday evening between now and Easter. See Keith Hurley with questions.
The Gospel Project at Home
Today’s Bible Study: “Israel Demanded a King” (Volume 3, Unit 10, Lesson 1). Gather up your family and get into 1 Samuel 8–10 together!
And for Dessert…
This week’s resource for family discipleship is a free conference–Stay Sharp 2023!
Every year, our Allegheny District provides a 24-hour theology training time with Greg Strand, and our church has a big group gathering to go. In the past, several of our younger parents have participated. Stay Sharp is a great way to sharpen your own thinking about who God is and what He’s up to in this world, which prepares you to teach it to your kids. While Stay Sharp is not designed for children, several churches (including ours!) have brought teenagers along who have gotten a lot out of the experience. Consider pulling your high schooler out of school for two days to take them deeper in their understanding of God’s Word.
This year’s timely theme is “Ecclesiology! What is a Church and Why Does That Matter?” The only cost is travel expenses to Canonsburg and one night in a hotel ($45/person). We have scholarship monies for those whom this is a hardship.
We hope your family eats it up.
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!