Demonstration of CEF Press “God Keeps His Promises” by CEF child evangelist, Matthew Fuller. We FaceBook “Lived” this demonstration at the CEF Christmas party workshop in November. Matthew will teach this Christmas lesson 30 times in December!
CEF leaders and volunteers will teach this lesson worldwide multiple times! Please pray with us for God to you this Christmas outreach to impact boys and girls/moms and dads worldwide!
Debbie demonstrates the memory verse for this year’s Christmas Across America Outreach, “God Keeps His Promises,” Luke 2:11 (ESV), using CEF’s effective method called IPEAR.
CEF of Greater New Orleans director, Chris Jolissaint with husband, Don, demonstrate a simple tune to help children memorize Luke 2:11 (ESV).
This September for the Georgia Barnette campaign, Louisiana Baptist emphasized the theme: Impart. Truth. Today. Their material stressed the urgency of reaching the young generation today with God’s truth. They explained that the protestant church is losing youth. A 2017 Lifeway research survey indicated that 2/3’s of today’s youth are leaving the church and many are becoming a part of the ‘nones’ adults with no church affiliation (see GeorgiaBarnette.org).
If that is true, and in most areas of our country I am sure it is true, the need is tremendous to Impart. Truth. Today. Of course at Wee Can Know, this is our daily passion… imparting truth to the next generation.
Although it is vital to Impart Truth Today, the Lifeway study indicated that the situation may not be as dark as it appears. According to their study, many youth drop out for a period of time and do return. 34% said they continued to attend church during college years. Also, 71% of those who dropped out stated they did not plan on dropping out in High School (leaving was not intentional).
This study gives hope that Imparting Truth Today will bear fruit in
the lives we touch!
Will you commit to ‘imparting truth today’ to the next generation? We offer three ways to help you get involved: 1) Your financial gifts help us carry out our mission, go to donate tab. 2) Your prayers enable us to accomplish only what God can do! Go to prayer tab. 3) Your personal involvement helps Wee Can Know grow and reach children beyond our borders! Sign-up for our newsletter below to learn about opportunities to serve. We cannot lose when God is in it!
“I am doubting God’s existence because I’ve prayed and He
This is the comment a child made in Sunday School. As
teachers, sometimes we say to children, God answers prayer. A child may
perceive that God will answer all of his prayers with a ‘yes.’ When God doesn’t,
the child can lose faith. To make this matter worse, the boy’s father doubts
God’s existence and shares this with his son. So what was my response?
First, I asked him who is the boss, him or God. His answer
was God and I explained that God is in control of the whole planet and all the billions
of people who live on earth. He has to take our prayer into consideration of
everyone around us and the outcome of each. I explained if we are praying it
won’t rain for our birthday party and another person is praying for rain, God
may need to send the rain. I also explained how rain helps our environment
(living in New Orleans rain, floods, and hurricanes are a continual problem).
I also briefly explained God’s three answers to our prayers:
yes, wait, and no. Just as our parents answer yes, wait, and no, so does God. I
taught him the catchy CEFpress song, I
Can Pray (tune, Oh Be Careful Little
Eyes), that teaches this concept.
That afternoon, I wondered if the boy is asking God to help
him be good (he is quite active and easily distracted). This is a common prayer
request of children and active ones may feel hopeless. I believe this is the
wait answer children need to understand. Many prayers take time and don’t
happen overnight, some prayers only come with maturity. God can use our
struggles to glorify His name too. However, we can keep praying and keep
knocking until the answer comes, (Matthew 7: 7-11).
Did my explanation help the boy? After Sunday School, in our
worship service, he asked prayer for his dad, requesting that his dad would
believe too! Will I need to remind him of this again in the future? Probably,
that’s the privilege of feeding God’s little lambs! Please pray for the boy and
also that his parents will come to faith too.
If your church is one that Baptizes by immersion; this is a very special symbol of the Christian life for your child. Many times, church leaders are so eager to baptize that they fail to explain the meaning and purpose adequately for a child to understand.
This video called Baptism Central is an excellent tool we highly recommend.
Are you looking for fantastic ideas for a super Vacation Bible School. You will love the Jesus My Super Hero theme and the kids will too!
I am responsible for coordinating a Vacation Bible School for Delacroix Hope Baptist Church and since I have 40 years of lessons and materials, I just develop one from my resources… and to me honest… I always wonder what was I thinking!!!!!!
Since I’ve put all this together, perhaps you can benefit from my lesson plans too.
Here’s some our schedule, lesson plan, tips, and more. Let me know your ideas too!
GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all.
How Does Wee Can Know Benefit with GiveNOLA Day?
WCK is one of the 717 non-profits participating in GiveNOLA Day. Our participation will help us build community awareness, make new friends, and raise funds. Plus, they provide opportunity to win prizes and build relationships with other non-profits.
Most of all it helps us teach children the wonderful Good News of Jesus. Your gift can mean everything to a child who doesn’t know Jesus!