Grace is a word that we use a lot. We talk about God’s grace and how thankful we are for it, but are the kids we see every day, every week understanding what grace really means?
Few things are more important than spending time alone with God reading the Bible and praying each day. This is how we learn more about God, grow closer to Him, and strengthen our faith and understanding of Him. Explaining quiet time to kids is important; they need to know why we do it.
Talking with kids about the Holy Spirit can be challenging, so many church leaders avoid it as much as they can. One summer at CentriKid Camps, we felt it was important to give kids age-appropriate lessons with some tangible object lessons so they could grow in their understanding of the Holy Spirit.
God’s love and God’s justice are two sides of the same coin. Teaching on one without the other is incomplete. Helping kids understand God’s justice will also help them to have a deeper appreciation for God’s love and grace, and it will help them to have a fuller, more well-rounded understanding of the gospel.
Kids and baptism often spells confusion, and it requires careful explanation. Here are answers to some baptism basics: What does baptism mean and why do we do it? Who can perform baptisms? How do you make baptism significant for kids and help them understand what it’s all about?
Here are some common questions and practical solutions for how to help kids understand baptism. Why is baptism confusing for kids? Why do we get baptized? How can we clarify the confusion about baptism with kids?
Baptism can be confusing for kids. They see it in church and read about it in Scripture, but rarely does anyone take the time to stop and explain it to them in terms they understand, but this illustration lays a firm foundation that you as a parent or minister can build upon in future discussions about baptism with kids.