The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
TFT: Teach Kids About the Resurrection
April 2, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
“Holy week” is upon us. May this be a time that each of our families slow down and remind ourselves what God has done for us through the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of our Lord.
Here are some things to keep in mind this week:
Search Begins for Director of Family Ministry
Last Sunday, the congregation unanimously approved a new part-time staff position to lead our LEFC Family Ministries into the future. We are excited about the potential impact of this position on the discipleship of children, youth, and parents in the years to come. Please pray for the Elders as they begin to organize their search for a candidate to present to the church family down the road.
No Snack and Yack on Resurrection Sunday
We are continuing our Snack and Yack sermon-interaction times with young people and the LEFC Elders, but there will be no Snack and Yack after worship on Resurrection Sunday. Have your kid fill out at handout and discuss it with them yourself at Easter lunch!
The Gospel Project at Home
Today’s Bible Study is “God Is Good to Give Grace” (Volume 3, Unit 11, Session 5). Ask your kids what they learned in children’s church this morning and/or do the family devotional you can find at this link.
And for Dessert…
Our family discipleship resource of the week is a round-up of resources for families to prepare for Resurrection Sunday. The list from The Gospel Coalition is divided up between storybooks and other tools. Of course, the most important thing is to be intentional, make a plan, and actually do it.
The point of Easter is not a big bunny or baskets with eggs and chocolates. Jesus is alive!
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!