Archives for March 2010

Teaching Your Daughter About Modesty

Teaching Your Daughter About Modesty

We've been hosting an Appleseeds small group at our house for three weeks now. Appleseeds is a mentoring program geared towards preteen girls. Take a look at the Appleseeds book here.  Tonight, we talked about Psalm 139 and how much God knows us and understands us. For the manners sections (each night consists of craft, Bible study, and manner/etiquette sections), we talked about modesty. I wanted to give the girls something tangible to walk away with on the topic of modesty, so we looked at … [Read more...]

What a Spy Taught Us About the Bible

What a Spy Taught Us About the Bible

Spy Guy Visits the Classroom We've been using a curriculum called "The Zoo" for our midweek program. (This is a wonderful resource for smaller/midsize churches. It's free!) The curriculum runs in themes, with each theme lasting about three weeks. Currently we're working on "Secret Agent/Mission Impossible" theme. The lessons call for an amateur video to be shot of "Spy Guy" explaining some things about the Bible. I asked one of the dads to be Spy Guy and not only did he agree, he shot the … [Read more...]

When Should I Talk to My Kids About God?

When Should I Talk to My Kids About God?

Creating A Rhythm in Your Home One of my favorite sections of Reggie Joiner's book, Think Orange, was the section on creating a rhythm.  It gave practical ways to start building values in children, referencing Moses' farewell speech in Deuteronomy 6.   Reggie states: "If you are going to impress these truths in the hearts of your children, you will have to be more deliberate about creating a rhythm within your home. In the future, there will be a host of things that will distract you, and it … [Read more...]

What is the Church’s Role in the Spiritual Development of Kids?

What is the Church’s Role in the Spiritual Development of Kids?

What is the Church's Responsibility? In his book, Think Orange, Reggie Joiner paints a beautiful picture of the nature of the church, drawing examples from the Old Testament tabernacle and temple as well as the letters to the churches in Revelation. No matter where it is discussed, the Bible makes it clear that the church is to function as a lampstand, a light which points to Christ. The Job of the Lampstand In the Old Testament tabernacle, the lamp stand was located in a strategic place. It … [Read more...]