This is an article that I wrote for our Children’s Ministry that was released earlier this month.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible, Amos 3:3, reads, “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to meet?” Each September, we have the amazing opportunity to walk together and, inthis new season, we have the chance to embrace change together as parents, teachers and leaders as we continue to guide our children through the most important growth stage of their lives: their spiritual lives.
September can be a rough month for our lives at home. There is a new classroom, new teachers, new routines and, of course, making new friends. With each one of these new things,there is an old routine left behind that is comfortable and safe. Change means a new adventure…
Change is all about creating something new out of something old, but it also means abandoning the safe for the untested and the comfortable is left behind for the uncertain. If you get the chance read through Ecclesiastes 3, you will see that there is a season for every activity under the sun. As our children continue to develop through each season of their life, they are starting a journey to discover their own faith and their own relationship with their Savior.
The fall months are full of transitions for our students, but we do get to take part in helping them transition into their next life and faith stage and, to me, that is the most exciting change that can happen in the lives of those involved in Little Peoples. So, here’s the question:
How do you help your child or teen change and evolve in each “new” season?