The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
The Family Table – January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023
Dear LEFC Parents,
Remember when the ABC Kids used to sing that song we all loved, “Read Your Bible, Pray Every Day,” and as they sang it on stage they would grow, gRoW, GROW?! How true that is. I hope your first week of 2023 was full of Bible and prayer for your whole family, and (even if the first one wasn’t) that your second week is, too! The key is to make a plan and then work your plan.
The Gospel Project at Home
Today, our Children’s Church continued their Bible study in The Gospel Project with Volume 3, Unit 9, Lesson 3 – “God Provided for Ruth.” Follow this link to find resources for a family devotional time based on this lesson.
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.
Worldview Training for Youth
“Ideas Have Consequences.” Keith Hurley and his team are continuing to offer a worldview training class for youth (grades 7-12) in the upstairs Youth Room every other Sunday evening at 7:00pm. The class starts again TONIGHT! Parents are always invited to participate, too.
And for Dessert…
This week’s recommended resource is a fully-loaded website for parents of teens.
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding has been helping parents to understand their teenagers and the culture shaping them since 1989. They have thousands of podcasts, short articles, and other resources to “bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers” from a Christian worldview.
Their CPYU “Youth Culture Today” podcasts are only 60 seconds long. Perhaps you’ll want to subscribe and give it one minute out of your day. Their “Youth Culture Matters” interviews are longer and more in-depth. recent episodes dealt with gender issues and social media. There is even a podcast for godly grandparenting that you might want to pass on to your own folks!
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!