To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions

ENGAGING OUR CHILDREN'S HEARTS IN THE WORD

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 by Madison Simmons, Children's Minister

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"But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3: 14-17

Some of you may know, I grew up going to Heritage. When I was in elementary school, Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Debbie began Timothy Team at Heritage. As a child, I remember walking through the year-long studies we did: memorizing scripture, wearing our shirts each week to school, and worshiping in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Wes signing “Mr. Postman.” It brings back great memories as I witness each week the fruits of this ministry.

With the start of the new year, I have begun a plan that leads me through the Bible in a year. Now I know for some of you this may be something you do every year, and for some it may be an impossible task. But, as I think about how much ground I will actually cover, it leads me to wonder if I could have done this when I was a child. And then I remember Timothy Team. While the curriculum does not walk you through the entirety of the Bible in a whole year, it does cover detailed scripture that teaches our children that commitment leads to a life of Godliness. So parents, I want to encourage you to read and study with your child, and go deeper than just completing the requirement. If we want the gospel to manifest in us, it’s time we show our children that engaging in the Word is a priority, a joy, and it is do-able!



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