Worship with Children (email 3/15/2012)


Have you ever been frustrated with your kids behavior at church?
How do you teach them about worship?

Here are some ideas for the various ages and stages of children for engaging them into the worship service of the congregation.

Share your stories and ideas for how you have helped your children engage in worship. Click the “Leave a Comment” link at the upper left of this post.

Look here for more ideas:

Faith at Home website – Check out this web resource for ideas and encouragement as you bring your children to worship – it may not be easy, but it is crucial for passing on the faith – And its Biblical!!!

Is it easy to bring our children to church on Sunday? No. Do most of us have routines or traditions that celebrate Sunday as special? Not really. Does it make a difference for our children’s faith if we do? Yes!  (read more)

This church took the welcoming challenge! This church in Canada has taken on the challenge of helping parents bring children to worship.  Explore the ideas and training they have developed over the years.

Web Links for Further Training

The Essential Role of Family in World Evangelism

Taking Your Children to Church – From Catholicmom.comMy First Hymnal from CPH
Biblical Proof that Kids Belong in Church

Book Review of Concordia Publishing House’s new book “My First Hymnal” 

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Families in Faith is a Free email resource.  We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children.

Please share this email with others.  You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828 or go to www.familiesinfaith.org 

  Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich
Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd  –  Springfield, VA  22152

©2012, all rights reserved

The Lord’s Prayer – Video (1-26-12)

January 26, 2012 – The Lord’s Prayer

In the sermon on the mount Jesus gives some training on prayer, then he teaches us how to pray with His model known as the Lord’s Prayer. There is much we can learn from this instruction and model for praying in our families.

Jesus redefines our Relationship with God

Abba Father

When Jesus instructs His disciples on how to pray he opens by saying “Our Father”. He uses the word Abba, which has the connotation of ‘Daddy’. It is a term of closeness – Father to Son. This is the God we have always known, but for the original disciples it redefined who God is in relationship to His people. Before Jesus, there was great fear in speaking the name of God.

Here is a short clip from Monty Python that humorously shows us the fear that went into God’s name.

But Jesus says, Daddy – We no longer live in fear of the name, but realize we are to come to God with confidence – like a son would approach his daddy.

A word about the Families in Faith Web Page.

This page will have past videos and email content, along with a forum for parents to share what’s working with you. Our community is strongest when we all share what we are doing with our kids to pass on the faith. This new web site will give you a chance to share your stories and ideas, as well as read and respond to what others are doing.  Keep watching http://www.familiesinfaith.org for more….

Families in Faith is a Free email resource. We will send an email every week offering tips, suggestions, training, and encouragement to parents as they work to pass the faith on to their children.

Please share this email with others. You can also encourage others to sign up for Families in Faith online by having them text the word “families” to 22828, or click the envelope on the upper rh side of this page, or go to www.poplc.org/familiesinfaith.

Web links for further training:

The Lord’s Prayer for Children

 

Created by Dr. Joel Dietrich
Minister to Families and Children
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd – Springfield, VA 22152

©2012, all rights reserved