The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
The Family Table – January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
We know you’re busy, so we’re cutting down the word-count on this weekly email to get across what you need to know to help feed the faith of your family. [Like it? Give us feedback on the new format.]
Summer Camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch
If you want the best discount, now’s the time to register for camp. Talk to Marilynn Kristofits about the cost, deadlines, and details.
The Gospel Project at Home
Today’s Bible Study: “God Provided for Hannah.” (Volume 3, Unit 9, Lesson 4).
Worldview Training for Youth
Our next class for teens will be Sunday January 22nd at 7pm in the Youth Room. See Keith Hurley for more details.
And for Dessert…
Check out this article: “20 Engaging Questions to Ask Kids at Church” which is good, not just for parents, but for all adults at church. Megan Hill writes:
“Even a simple question or two, asked with a smile, can teach a child that he or she is welcomed and valued in the congregation. When we do this, we model Christ who invited children, affirmed their importance to the kingdom, and commanded his disciples to make it easy for little ones to meet him.
On Sunday morning after church, ask a young child one of these questions. You can begin with one of the questions designed to simply get to know him or her and move toward one of the questions that engages his or her faith. Whatever you ask, it will probably be the start of a great conversation, and it might even awaken love for the church in the next generation.”
Read the whole thing.
Megan’s article corresponds with her book Meg Is Not Alone (in the new TGC Kids series) which you can check out of the church library. I hope your family eats it up.
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!