The Family Table
Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families
The Family Table – November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022
Dear LEFC Parents,
I hope your family enjoyed hearing today from Caleb Lucien of Vision of Hope Ministries in Haiti. I think it’s vital that our kids understand the gospel work of missionaries around the world. Today might be a good day to get out a map with your kids and find Haiti on it and have a prayer time for our brothers and sisters in Christ in that broken yet beautiful nation.
Welcome to “The Family Table”
I also hope you are finding this email helpful each week. Did you click through the link to The Gospel Project at Home? Did your family carve out 10-15 minutes for a devotional time together centered on last week’s lesson? If so, let us know what you thought were the best parts or the things that could be improved.
The Gospel Project at Home
Today, our Children’s Church continued the new Bible study in The Gospel Project with Volume 3, Unit 7, Session 3 – “The Bible Helps Us Live for God.” Follow this link to find resources for a family devotional time based on this lesson: https://ministrygrid.lifeway.
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. We are hoping this will help keep all of our LEFC kids “on the same page,” and feed their faith in Jesus.
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 has recently been learning about “What Is the Bible?” complete with “ancient manuscripts” that Keith created himself! The next class is November 20th! I hope your teen can participate.
And for Dessert…
This week’s recommended resource is an online bookstore.
I buy a lot of my theology books from Westminster Books, the online bookstore of the seminary where I got my doctorate a decade ago. Recently, they created a new website dedicated to high quality Christian children’s books, WestminsterKids.com. The best thing about this new site is how everything they offer has been vetted for excellence and coordinated with “Reformed Theology” (theology arising from the Protestant Reformation). They don’t sell cheap junk or questionable stuff. You could probably find some good things for Christmas gifts among their various recommendations.
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!