Building Your Child’s Faith: God’s at Work

Before dinner, take turns sharing how you’ve seen God working in your life that day. Even if your child doesn’t come up with one, hearing your answers can help grow her faith - and yours. (Taken from “Sticky Faith” by Kara Powell and Chap Clark). Learn more about Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids ... Read More

Praying With Your Child: The A.C.T.S. Acronym

The A.C.T.S. acronym encourages us (and our children) to talk with God in different ways. It’s a simple but powerful tool that helps to build a rich prayer life. Here’s how it works… A = Adoration: Tell God something that’s awesome about Him. (e.g., “He’s everywhere!”) C = Confess: Talk to God about where you've messed up (e.g., “Lord, I wasn’t patient in the car today. Please forgive ... Read More

Kids And Prayer: Mealtime Prayers

Even young children can learn simple mealtime prayers. These can be used alone or as a beginning to a longer, more personalized prayer. It can be fun to collect different prayers and let children choose which one to read each night. At Good Shepherd Nursery School, children learn this simple grace: “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let this food and drink be blessed. Amen.” The Children's ... Read More