Friday Faith Builder

By Pastor Lisa Holliday

As I share these ideas for faith building, remember you don’t have to do everything! You know what works best for your kids and your families.  Here in KiDS COR, we want to offer you several choices so you can choose what makes sense for your family.

This week, try one or more of these ideas:

*Prayer—Prayer is how we relate to God and we can do it in a number of ways. Prayer is talking, listening, being still, moving, creating, praising, and so much more!  The book of Psalms is filled with prayers and can be found right in the middle of your Bible.  Read some aloud (Psalm 150 is a great one for kids!). Have regular times of prayer as a family—maybe at mealtime, on the road and at bedtime.  Pray for yourselves, others and the world.  Remember those who are lonely or sick. Share joys and concerns.  Spend time with God in prayer each day as a family.

*Celebrations!—God loves parties!  On birthdays, celebrate the birthday person as a gift from God.  Tell him or her how special he or she is to you and to God.  Create a special plate, cloth or banner celebrating the person.  Celebrate a regular day—enjoy a picnic in God’s creation, play games, spend time with friend and thank God for all your blessings.  On Easter and Christmas, focus on the faith meanings of these holidays in fun, creative ways!

*Worship –At Resurrection, worship is for everyone.  Whether worship is in TreeHouse Park, Bible Theater, the Student Center, the sanctuary or elsewhere, coming together to now, love and serve God through worship is critical to faith development.  Make sure your entire family worships God regularly. You will be glad you did—and so will God!

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