Helping children understand that it isn’t important how we worship but who we worship and making it part of our lives. RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 6+ (First Grade)

by Tina Gilbreath on July 12, 2020

FAMILY WORKSHOPS & MILESTONES:
Promoting discipleship at home

Psalm 29:2Praise the Lord and honor his name! Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty. “

WHO: Parents and their First Grader.

WHY: Throughout the Old Testament, God trained Israel to worship appropriately, giving them direction for accepted and rejected worship. Parents should also train their children to appropriately worship God. If children are always encouraged to leave the service early, no wonder that older children balk at having to stay for the service

WHAT: Teaching children to worship helps them learn to take the focus off themselves and put it back on God.

HOW: First graders are encouraged to begin participating in Family Worship more frequently. Parents attend the Worship Family Workshop or click on the button above for tips, resources to make worshiping with your child a more positive experience. You may also download a plan to be intentional this year.

WORSHIP

Helping children understand that it isn’t important how we worship but who we worship and making it part of our lives.
RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 6+ (First Grade)

 You need to practice anything that you want to improve. Our goal is to provide you with a    variety of tools for your tool bag, so you can choose what works for your child and family. 
Can’t make it to one of our in-person workshops? Try some of these tips at home and make your own plan for a 2-degree change! 

Psalm 29:2Praise the Lord and honor his name! Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty. “

 Feeling uncomfortable worshiping with your child? Here are a few things to remember:

  • Children need to see their parents participate in worship and experience that worship with them.
  • The most influential moments in a child’s life are often not the moments that parents program, but the moments that just happen. Worship opportunities are filled with these moments.
  • Parents’ understanding of worship, attention to worship, participation in worship, and benefit from worship is increased as role models for their children in worship.
  • Throughout the Old Testament, God trained Israel to worship appropriately, giving them direction for accepted and rejected worship. Parents should also train their children to appropriately worship God.
  • a little noise in the sanctuary doesn't ruin God's experience of our worship. It might be annoying for me- or embarrassing - but it doesn't ruin God's experience. He wants the worship of young children (let the little children come to me, anyone?) and it's okay if my worship experience suffers a little as a result." Pastor's wife and blogger Jillian Burden
  • Just like any new skill (e.g., potty training, table manners) children need a season to practice worship.
  • Click here to download a worship plan to create with your child. Help them focus on what they can do and why we do it.

RESOURCES & NEXT STEPS

MAKE A PLAN TO BE INTENTIONAL THIS NEXT YEAR WITH YOUR CHILD:

  • Pray daily for and with my child.
  • Consistently spend time in God’s Word
  • Bless my child daily
  • Pepper in faith talks
  • Create a habit of worship with my child
  • ___________________________________________

The next workshop for your child is Giving

 

Remember just two degrees of difference can change your faith journey (and that of your child's) dramatically, “by making small changes in your life, not only can you accomplish...
transformation, but you can also sustain it as well.”

Dr. John Trent, The 2 Degree difference

 

 

 

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