Know the Way Make a matching game with simple truths about God’s way of salvation from sin. Get out the crayons and 16 post-it notes. Give each child two post-it notes and assign them an item to draw on the sticky side of both notes (the item is in italics in the statements below)….

  Prayer, Care, Share Do three things to help people know about Jesus. Think of people you know who are not yet believers in Jesus. Write each of the words, Prayer, Care, and Share on a separate index card or piece of paper. Using each of the cards, brainstorm ways you can help others to…

  Pass It On Memorize John 17:3 with your family. This verse holds the secret to the power to do what God has asked. What did Jesus pray? (That people would know God (the only true God) and His Son, Jesus) Review the verse with a game. Gather everyone in a circle and pass around…

  Power to Go! Run a relay to introduce the idea of Paul and Barnabas being sent out to share the gospel. Send everybody to gather three items they would bring if they were going on a trip. Put these on a table. Place an opened suitcase on the floor on the other side of…

(This is an excerpt from the Phase Guides by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner) Parenting is hard. Just when you think you understand your child, everything changes. And then you have to get re-acquainted and figure out a new way to parent. It might be helpful to know that every kid at every phase is asking a…

  Guess What? Play 20 questions to guess something that is helpful. Place a Bible inside a bag or box so kids can’t see it. Hold up the bag and invite kids to ask 20 questions (that can be answered with a yes or no) to see if they can guess what is in the…

  Linked Together One of the biggest things that historically led people away from God was their attachment to others things (idols) and bad influences (often wicked leaders). Pair family members side-by-side and have them lock arms. Then give unique commands to each person (go to the kitchen and bring a spoon, go to the…

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  Get Dressed! As your kids begin the day, pantomime putting on the armor of God and saying the following or similar statements for each piece. I will strap on the belt of truth – I will tell the truth in every situation. I will do what is right (breastplate) even though it is hard….

  You Go First! Read Ephesians 5:21. This verse says we are to submit to each other. What does the word submit mean? To submit means to yield to someone else. When we submit, we show respect for and do what is being asked of us. Why does this verse tell us we should submit…

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