3 comments on “Kicking it into Gear

  1. Surprise I checked it our while you were in your meeting.

    Good post, and just a little self promotion but when you mentioned in your post about getting a mentor, I want to remind people of a very affordable way is through Kidology. Yes with Kidology Coaching (http://www.kidology.org/page.asp?i=138) they can get that individual mentorship.

    OK, that’s all. keep up the great blogging.

  2. Thanks Todd,
    Let me echo Todd’s idea here – check out the kidology option. Todd is one of the coaches, and a darn good one!

  3. As a pastor’s wife- this topic is near to my heart!First of all, I have to say that I do not belviee that the “Church” is at fault!! The Bible is very clear, that it is to be us PARENTS that are to be training our children in righteousness!!! Sunday School & Youth Group were started many, many years later & really were started for the “non-churched” kids! Those statistics are sad, but I think they are a lot due to the fact that parents have been relying on the church to teach their children about Christ- instead of taking an active role themselves (& actually living what they belviee)!A couple things our church does that I LOVE are… when children turn 4, they join their parents in “big” church- children younger than that are certainly welcome, but there is nursery & children’s church provided for children under 4. Although I do understand how difficult it can be for some kids to sit so long (we are all about wiggles at our house), we belviee that having children in the service, plants seeds in their little hearts! :)We also have just started a curriculum (our pastors & elders & teachers have created) that lasts 7 years & walks everyone through the Bible… all Sunday School classes of various ages as well as the sermon are focused on the SAME topic… are memorizing the same verse, etc. In this way, children (along with their parents) will go through an in depth study of the whole Bible twice.Sorry, this is getting way too long! ;)Great question!Jessica

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