For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19 ESV)
God places a LOT of value on children! He places such a high value on them that He even chose Abraham, the father of Israel, because Abraham woe teach his children about God! God wants your kids to know Him. He wants a personal relationship with them the same way that He wants one with you! Children are never to young to begin learning about our Great God!
And that is where parents come in. God doesn't just want a relationship with children. He wants a relationship with your child! He wants them to spend time with Him, to grow in Him, to find the calling that He has for them, and to live miraculous, world-changing lives with Him. It is up to parents to teach kids the ways of God and instill Biblical values and principles to their children. God places high value in that!
God wants a personal relationship with your child for 2 reasons. The first reason is because it is not His will that any should perish. Children are promised Heaven and God wants to lead them their. The second reason is because your kids are the future! Your kids are the next Albert Einsteins. They are the next Billy Grahams. They are the next Abraham Lincolns. They will have influence and power in the world around them. The best way to affect tomorrow is by raising spirit-filled, Godly children! Children that know the voice of God and follow it.
You can be a part of the shaping of tomorrow. All we have to do is become like Abraham. We must teach our kids the things of God. Did you know that Moses, the deliverer or Israel and the Law-giver, wouldn't have possible without the obedience of Abraham? It's true. What will your kids do for God? What will your great, great, great, great grand kids do for God? You have the ability to set their courses!
We are so excited about Kid's Church! We absolutely love teaching your kids about Jesus! The Children in our Church are great kids and they have a heart for Jesus! It is amazing to be able to affect the future, one kid at a time!
We have had a lot going on this year and have plenty more planned! Our latest activity that we had planned was our "Back to School Bash"! We had a great time playing outside water games (special thanks to "The Quest" Youth group! They were some awesome volunteers! Plus, I think they had a great time!). We had snacks, drinks and music. Kids got soaked playing a special game of Extreme Water Balloon Musical Chairs (this game was made up by yours truly) and then we had a MASSIVE 1,000 water balloon fight (special thanks to everyone who helped fill 1,000 water balloons. It was a daunting, but ultimately fun and appreciated, task!). Needless to say, it was a huge success!
The next thing on the agenda is our annual Harvest Party! Our theme this year is "Super Heroes", so kids can come as their favorite Super Hero or they can make one up! We are going to have a LOT of candy to give away that night, so make sure that your kids are here and ready to go! Games, candy, super heroes... I can't think of anything more fun than that! Can you?
Not only are we having parties, but, here at TCC, your kids are learning about Jesus and how to be more and more like Him. They are learning faith-filled, Biblically based lessons every week on their level! At our evening services, they are learning all of the books of the Bible and how to navigate the Scriptures. They are learning things that make up a Bible foundation for their lives, something that they will be able to stand on and build upon in their futures. We can't wait to see what The Lord has in store for their lives!
Earth Aliens Children’s Church is doing FANTASTIC!!!
There are two reasons why I believe that there is nothing better than to share the Word of God with kids. The first reason is because they are like sponges. They absorb everything that they are taught. They have imaginations that do not put any stipulations on what God can do. That is why I think Jesus said “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” in Matthew 18:3. When a kid is taught something, they believe it. When you teach them that God can move a real mountain, they can imagine it and then they believe it! It is truly amazing! If you and I could grasp that (It is possible because Jesus said it) we could change the world, just like the Apostles did!
The second reason I believe that teaching kids is the greatest thing ever is that it is, literally, changing the future. It is easy to look into the future and become discouraged. There are a LOT of bad things happening right now that will affect future generations. Negative decisions are being made and it is easy to want to throw your hands in the air and give up. What can one man do? We can teach the future! We can teach kids the precepts of God. We can teach them to walk in the ways of the Lord and, when we do, we can look at Psalm 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” That is a PROMISE from God! We are assured by God Almighty that when we teach kids, we are changing the future for the better!
Change The Future ?!?
I want you to take a long, hard look at the world around you. Do you like what you see? Does everything match up and fit? If your world is anything like mine, then the answer is no.The world is a hard place. There is a lot of evil in the world. Lot's of darkness. But, THERE IS HOPE! We can change the future!
Back To The Future
Changing the future is simple. Now, before you dismiss me as some sort of weird, time-travelling nut-case just hear me out. The future is found in our kids! If we can effectively reach them for Christ, raise them up in His Word, and then the future will be a much brighter place.
Not Them, But Us
But this begins with us. Our children aren't going to grow up automatically following the Bible! You and I must start investing in the future NOW! We must begin to teach our kids the ways of the LORD.
What Kind Of People Do You Want Your Kids To Be?
Do you want your kids to be honest? Teach them about honesty in the Bible. Do you want your kids to be respectful? Show them respect found in Gods Word. Do you want your kids to be witnesses for Christ? Show them what God expects from them and how He will empower them to do it. Kids have an amazing capacity for faith! Remember that Jesus said that WE should be like children (Matthew 18:3)! Start training them right where they are.
We Want To Help...
Remember to bring them to Church. Here at the Celebration Center, we love you kids so much! All of our teachers have a heart for children and showing them the love of God. We love teaching them and help to raise them up. We have a lot of fun, and we know that they will, too, as we come up along beside you and reinforce the things that they are learning at home. We hope that we can be a powerful tool for you, to help you as you raise godly, future-changing children!
Hope For Tomorrow!
It is within our grasp. Working together, we can make the world of tomorrow a better place than the world of today. It'll just take a little elbow grease and a lot of God's Power! He has promised His Power!!!