- Backyard Bible Clubs need prayer.
- While we did have different people praying for our Bible, I wish I had found THIS BIBLE STUDY GUIDE before we started our study.
- Backyard Bible Clubs do NOT need to be in your backyard.
- Three of the weeks we met in our family room.
- Because of weather, we moved our fourth week egg hunt over to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
- The location is obviously dependent on the number of kids, the time of the year and the size of your home.
- Backyard Bible Clubs do need to include a Bible story.
- Two Ways to Live from Matthias Media - www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/
- Children Desiring God curricula - blog.childrendesiringgod.org/fill-your-backyard-with-good-news-this-summer/
- Backyard Bible Clubs do NOT need to be life long clubs.
- We did our's for 4 weeks.
I want to share a couple of lessons I learned during the 4 week Bible study we did in our neighborhood.
What Might God Do in Your Backyard This Summer? Click HERE for some possibilities.
This Sunday night (04.26.17), I have the opportunity to share at Emmanuel Baptist Church's Sharing Your Faith Seminar.
One of the resources that has been very helpful is Children Desiring God's seminars on the Gospel.
Here are the introduction points to the "Presenting the Gospel to Children" seminar.
How do we present the gospel to children in a God-centered way?
First, we need to understand three encompassing themes in the gospel message:
- GOD is the starting point of the gospel.
- GOD is the vehicle of the gospel.
- GOD is the goal of the gospel.
- Understand your role as a parent or teacher — you are to be a planter and waterer of the truth. (1 Corinthians 3:6)
- Have a long-term perspective.
- The hope is in the MESSAGE not the method. (Romans 10:17)
- Put the gospel message in its proper context: within the whole counsel of God. (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
Here is an electronic copy the 10 Essential Truths handout