Stories of Faith

Last week, while at the Group KidMin Conference in Chicago, I heard story-after-story about the impact What’s in the Bible? is having on children in the church. One specific story stuck with me throughout the entire weekend. A children’s leader told me that for a 10 year-old-girl in her church, What’s in the Bible? was key in choosing a life of faith. After watching the episodes at home, the girl found her father and asked him to tell her about salvation. Watching What’s in the Bible? had sparked something inside of her, encouraging her to ask questions and connect deeply with God. As a result, the child prayed for faith with her father that evening.

The story touched my heart possibly because my story of faith is similar. I was a freshman in high school, having attended church most of my life though not aware that faith required a personal, daily, communal faith with God. After reading something that sparked a few questions for me, I went to my dad and asked him to tell me more about faith, salvation, and choosing to obey God. He answered all of my questions, and then we prayed together asking God to guide me and love me all of my life. It was a special moment I’ll remember for all of my life.

We never know how God will work in a child’s life. Possibly an animated DVD series, or a church service, or even a conversation with a parent will lead children into a life of faith. This week, as you are preparing for your Sunday morning children’s ministry, consider praying for each child individually. Pray that God will continue to shape the children, strengthen them as they make choices of faith, and inspire them to draw closer to Him. And, as you hear stories of children’s faith, pass them on! Share their stories with other children, your church community, and your neighborhood. A child’s faith is inspirational to all!

Share your story here! We’d love to hear how the children in your church are being inspired to live lives of faith. Leave a comment describing a child you know who has recently made a choice for faith. May the stories bless all of our spirits.

And, don’t forget-tomorrow you can purchase the newest installment of WITB! Volume 6 DVD available Tuesday, 10/18!

 

Amy Dolan leads curriculum development for What’s in the Bible? and runs Lemon Lime Kids. Follow her on twitter @adolan.

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Brenda Z.
Brenda Z.

I just wanted to say that I'm anxiously awaiting my curriculum set to arrive :) My kids LOVE watching the video clips that they've seen (popsicle stick theater is their favorite) and I can't wait to use some of this stuff at home, incorporating into our Bible time at home as well as in our church plant that we're starting in a few months. I'm going to be the children's director and at the beginning I will need to rely on a certain amount of media driven content- but I LOVE these sketches because w/ the puppets- it feels much more like the kids are watching an actual puppet show than as if they're watching actors on a screen. Thanks so much and I can't wait to watch how God is gonna work in my kids through this material!!!

Katy
Katy

Praise God! I am so proud of what he is doing through this DVD series. Isn't he amazing?

Rachel Wojnarowski
Rachel Wojnarowski

Wow, just last week our 4th grader took a stand for his faith and I blogged about it. Daddy and I are just so proud. As a public school student, he raised his hand in class during a story that he didn't think he should hear and said "I'm a Christian; I don't think I should be listening to this story." We were kind of surprised at his reaction but were so pleased that he stood for his faith! You can read the whole story here: http://wp.me/pUVwO-rD