The past few weeks in Children’s Church our kids have been working diligently learning about a Bible person as part of our iSearch projects. Often in school settings our kids are able to practice and sharpen their research skills through book reports, presentations on famous Americans or even end of unit projects. How often do we encourage this in a church setting?
The excitement that came when the children learned that they would be able to select a person from the Bible to learn more about was inspiring. Some have selected individuals that they know and love based upon the Bible stories that they’ve heard over and over since they were little ones. Others selected the Bible persons that they are named after. Still others determined to explore people that they weren’t familiar with at all to find out how God used that person.
In addition to practicing their research and presentation skills, our kids are beginning to connect how individual stories integrate to bring into focus the fullness of God’s story of love, redemption and reconciliation. As they learn how God used others, they begin to connect that they too can be used by God. As they are being used by God, they are becoming a part of a story, one that is timeless. They become part of God’s story and become more aware of how ordinary people, through the power of God, can achieve extra-ordinary things for his glory. What an awesome revelation we can then continue to reinforce and build upon.
Don’t miss our “Living Bible Museum” on June 4th right after the morning worship service. Journey through God’s word with us, learn something new and perhaps maybe even receive a new revelation of how your story fits into God’s story.