How to Teach Faith to Kids

CEF Press Summer kit, One Way, offers an awesome new scripture memory song for Hebrews 11: 6. Did you know there is only one way to please God?

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

But how do you teach faith to kids? Actually, the concept is easy for kids to understand because they are truly creatures of faith!

Here is one object lesson I use to teach the concept.

When I used the lesson, I used a piece of construction paper. I was able to fit 8 children and 2 adults into the large opening I made! The kids absolutely loved it! At the end of the class, I let the children make their own and practice sharing their faith with others!

This is what I said to apply the lesson to the verse:

You had faith in me when you believed that I can could do what I said I would do; faith in God is believing God’s promises, that He will do what He says, even though it may seem impossible. I had a trick to the way I cut a hole in the card, but with God it is no trick. He IS God and He can and will do what He says.

Have fun!

Here is a link for the CEF Press memory verse song for Hebrew 11:6:

https://online.cefcmi.com/mod/page/view.php?id=32781

Also, you can purchase the CEF Press Kit here. 

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Three Ways We Can Help You Teach Kids!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship; Wow! Look at the opportunities for adults to learn how to teach kids about Jesus!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship; Wow! Look at the opportunities for adults to learn how to teach kids about Jesus!

Wee Can Know wants to help you teach at your very best; after-all, don’t God’s lambs deserve the best when we think of teaching them God’s Word?

This Fall we offer three exciting training opportunities:

  1. Our annual Children’s Ministry Teacher Training Seminar (CMT2) in partnership with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), August 20
  2. Our annual certified Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 course developed by CEF, beginning September 8
  3. One of our favorites, Little Kids Can Know God Seminar, by CEF, September 12 & 19

To learn more or download fliers for each event, check out our events page here.

Download a flier promoting all three events here:  Fall Training Events

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Kids Guide for Prayer 714

Kids Prayer Guide (C) Child Evangelism Fellowship

Kids Prayer Guide
(C) Child Evangelism Fellowship

Kids make great prayer warriors and if we teach them early to pray scripture, just think of the potential of raising great prayer warriors for God’s kingdom.

Include Kids in Prayer 714 and teach them the meaning of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and how to pray 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Here is a prayer guide you can download for your children and the children you teach at church and in Good News Clubs, click here to download.

Here is a fun tune to help kids learn the scripture. My NOLA kids will LOVE it, special thanks to Dimitri Carver. Click here for YouTube video.

Here is a color sheet for 2 Chronicles 7:14 for Pray714 Week: pray714 colorsheet

Here is a Bible Verse Visual to teach the verse: 2 Chronicles 7_14 poster

 

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What is Prayer 714?

Praying 2 Chronicles 7:14 for the Nations. Photo (C) Child Evangelism Fellowship

Praying 2 Chronicles 7:14 for the Nations. Photo (C) Child Evangelism Fellowship

As you know, there is power in prayer, especially when we pray and believe God’s promises in scripture.  Can you imagine the difference you can make in our world if you truly humble yourself and pray with no preconceived agenda, seeking God’s face rather than His hand, and turning from your wicked, worldly ways?
 
A pastor of a para-church ministry invites you to join in a worldwide prayer effort. It is a request for you to join with other Christians around the world in setting aside about an hour during the week of July 10-16, 2016 to pray according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. Use the guide during a regular service, a special call to prayer, or as individuals. See a prayer guide for focused prayer below or download one for distribution using the link below or click here. 
 
With your participation, there is potential for believers praying 2 Chronicles 7:14, 24 hours a day for seven days around the world. As a word-of-mouth and social media driven effort to get the message out, we need your assistance. We are asking that you share this with your local church and Bible study groups, as well as Christian friends and family. Organize a prayer group for sometime during the week ofJuly 10-16. The possibilities are endless.
 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
God Bless You,
Phil and Debbie Smith
Sharon Whisonant (Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, AL)
Facebook – Pray714
Download a prayer guide  to use as a group or personally, click here, or use guide below. Special thanks to Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, AL for prayer guide.
Kids Prayer Guide

Kids Prayer Guide

click here to download a prayer guide to use with children: 
Suggested Guide to Praying 2 Chronicles 7:14
(Week of July 10 – 16)
 
MISSION STATEMENT
Recognizing that Jesus Christ is our One and Only Savior, and believing in the power of prayer, we join together as His followers in one Spirit to pray in one accord.
~~~~~~  Read out loud to the prayer group
2 Chronicles 7:14  (NIV)  If my people, called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
IF  – A choice by us (God’s promise is contingent on what we do)
My people called by my name – the people adopted into God’s family through the blood of Jesus Christ
will humble themselves – acknowledge that we are nothing without Jesus Christ, set aside selfish desires and pursuits
and pray – communicate with Holy God openly with faith, asking His will, His way, in His time
and seek my face  – seek to worship God through praise and thanksgiving
and turn from their wicked ways  – repent of sin and self, setting aside disobedience and following Him
THEN – and ONLY then
I will hear from heaven – God will respond to His children who seek Him with a true heart
and will forgive their sin – He will restore the relationship with His repentant children
and will heal their land  – He will meet our needs in the way He knows thats best for us
~~~~~~~  Read out loud, then give a short time for personal prayer and reflection. 
Personal Preparation Individual personal prayer time.  
   
Not “Bless me Lord,” but “Speak to me Lord.”
Examine whether you surrendered to the Lord.  Are you totally surrendered?  Is He your Lord? Seek Him to lead you as we continue to pray.  Ask His will about what to pray and how to pray.  Ask Him what ‘land’ He wants to heal in your life.
~~~~~~~  Read each line then pause for personal prayer (aloud or silent). After each section, a prayer leader could say a prayer addressing that topic.
“If My people called by My name”
Pray for – Christians in your city, your state, your nation
              – Christians in Federal, State, and Local Government
  – Denominational leaders, Pastors & staff
“will humble themselves”
           Pray that – we would be submissive and die to self
                           – we would be stripped of pride and Jesus would be Lord
“and pray”        – that men would always pray and not lose heart   Lk 18:1
                           – that we would have the faith of a child as we pray
              – to have a burden for the lost, a desire for revival
                           – for a deeper trust in God
                           – for a renewed understanding of God’s power
“seek My face”
Pray for – the Holy Spirit to lead us
                          – a deeper relation with Christ
                          – all deception revealed and replaced with truth
                          – understanding of our true needs and giving them to Jesus
“turn from our wicked ways”
Pray for repentance – of unbelief, lack of vision, complacently
                    – of selfishness, for putting the things of the world ahead of Jesus
        – of specific personal sins, lack of obedience toward God
                                             – of jealousy among churches
“heal our land”
Pray that – God would teach us to resist the evil one from our presence
                            – we will aggressively in reclaim our homes, children, families (our land)
Closing:   Pray for God’s glory and the renewal of each person in His Spirit.

 

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Do You Know the Secret of the Watermelon?

I’m excited to use the awesome CEF Press summer party evangelistic outreach kit, The Secret of the Watermelon, written by Precious Moment artist, Sam Butcher.

We will host a workshop and demonstration of the party, here in New Orleans, Thursday, June 23, 2016. For details and a flier  click here: Watermelon Party Flier.

Do you know the secret of the watermelon?????? You can purchase a kit @ CEFPress.com because I’m not telling!!!!!!

Here’s a fun little song you can sing anytime you’re eating watermelon.

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How to Help Kids Memorize Scripture Using ABC Cards

Do you know when Timothy in the Bible’s mother and grandmother began teaching him scripture? At infancy (2 Timothy 3:15)! Just think how much scripture you would know today if you began learning in infancy!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship,I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

©Child Evangelism Fellowship,I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

One HUGE reason to teach your children scripture is the power for God’s Word to help children resist temptation (Psalm 119:9-11). I remember clearly as a child I wanted a lovely pin at a store, when I begged my mother and she refused, I concealed the pin in my hand with an attempt to steal. However, a voice in my conscience reminded me of the eighth commandment, “Do not steal.” I immediately let loose of the pin and went on my way. A few weeks later, my mother surprised me when she gave me the pin on my birthday! God’s Word kept me from sin that day! His Word still keeps me from sin today!

Do you know in Early American history they used scripture to teach the alphabet to children! Some Christian teachers preserved that tradition and you can still use the ABC’s to teach children scripture today! Click here for a great webpage with ABC memory verse cards you can download for free!

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Sin? What is Sin?

Preston faithfully attends our Good News Club®. He arrives early and offers help. As he assist me he will share about his world and the challenges he faces. The other day he surprised me to say he didn’t know about sin until he came to our club.

We all want to sweep sin under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist don’t we? That’s one reason the Bible describes sin as darkness. Even in church, we observe a reluctance to mention sin.

(Photo, ©Child Evangelism Fellowship) You sinned? Name one, just one!

©Child Evangelism Fellowship; You sinned? Name one, just one!

I remember during a Gospel Presentation I mentioned to a group of children that even I struggle with sin. One little child, full of surprise said, “You sinned? Name one, just one!” I wish I only had one sin to name! Unfortunately, I battle temptations daily. I am so thankful to know Christ who won the victory for me through His death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).

While sin is not a popular topic in today’s society, our world definitely suffer from the effects of sin! That’s why we regularly teach about sin in our Bible classes. How will children realize their need for a Savior or how to overcome sin, if they don’t even know about sin?

This week, I will post tips regarding teaching sin to children. Subscribe to our blog in the box on your right to receive an email when we post a new blog. You can also like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter. (Your support through social media or our webpage helps us!)

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