Doing a Creation Series? A study of Genesis? Need a review for a study in Hebrews 11?
You want ways you can give future faith to our faith future. Here’s a start:
2) Every Sunday, Ask them how they are doing
3) Write an encouraging letter/Facebook post
4) Pray with them before a church service.
5) Be a mentor in their life—spiritually & practically.
6) Teach them how to serve in ministry, give them opportunities to serve, & serve alongside them.
7) Find out birthdays of teens/kids & send them birthday cards. Kids love getting mail.
8) Invite them to help a project—i.e. cleaning a Sunday school room, building a VBS set)
9) Be another godly influence in their life, another godly example, another godly legacy to follow.
10) Pray for them.
Ok, let’s say I want to talk to my grandma in Florida, to ask for advice about something. So I just start shouting out loud, “Hi Grandma. How’s your back feeling? Hey got a question for you. How did you deal with your kids when they were young?” If you saw me screaming these things, knowing my grandma was in Florida, you probably would refer me to a good doctor or counselor, or run the other way until you couldn’t hear the crazy man screaming anymore.
Sound crazy? Well, let me ask you this. What is the primary way we gain advice, we learn, we can hear the Word of God. Sunday school answer: Moses. Incorrect, try another Sunday school answer: THE BIBLE! Did you know as many as 67% of teens do not read their Bible? Now that’s crazy. The most significant way God chooses to communicate with us, and our young people choose to ignore it. That is as crazy as trying to talk to grandma in Florida by screaming as loud as you can in Ohio! It’s mad crazy!
So how can we get them from crazy to reading? Here are 4 ways that come to mind:
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