In this season of being #togetherapart, doing church at home with kids can be . . .
Well. I’ll let you fill in the blank there.
But know this: One of the beautiful things about our relationship with Jesus, is that the Lord has equipped you by his Holy Spirit to walk alongside others — big and small — to talk to them about him!
I want to offer a few tools that you might consider as you engage in these conversations with folks of all ages:
This is a kids’ small group lesson we’ve done in the past that includes a step-by-step process of what to read together and what a conversation might look like as you also engage in a hands-on activity.
If you have a 5th grader or younger, we have put together a devotional toolkit for families with everything you need to worship at home during this season. Swing by church on Ash Wednesday to pick one up. I will be there from 7-8:30am // 12-1:30pm // 7-8:30pm.
Make Room by Laura Alary is a book that combines stories from Scripture and a connection to everyday life that helps kids see and experience what Lent is all about. This is a video version that an Episcopal church in Iowa prepared. It is an abridged version of the book.
Finally, you may want to check out season 1 of Pray & Ponder. You can find it on Apple podcasts or Spotify. It might be a helpful tool to listen to as you walk through the Lenten season.
I am praying that as you make space for God this Lenten season, you will know deeply his love for you and those you love, too.
Director of Kids’ Small Groups