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2 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. Psalm 127:1 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6

3 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! 2. Belief that children have the capacity to learn spiritual truths – have the same HS as adults … you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again & again to your children. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 "You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates… Deuteronomy 11:19-20

4 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! 2. Belief that children have the capacity to learn spiritual truths – have the same HS as adults 3. Children w/hearts & minds soft to God For no one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws them to Me. John 6:44 To those who listen to My teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. Matthew 13:12

5 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! 2. Belief that children have the capacity to learn spiritual truths – have the same HS as adults 3. Children w/hearts & minds soft to God 4. Teachers who love the word, God & children AND believe in the spiritual capacity of children "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. Luke 6:39-40 preparation of messenger at least as important as the message!

6 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! 2. Belief that children have the capacity to learn spiritual truths – have the same HS as adults 3. Children w/hearts & minds soft to God 4. Teachers who love the word, God & children AND believe in the spiritual capacity of children 5. It’s a sin to bore children with the Bible For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two- edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

7 1. No formula or magic bullet. It’s supernatural!! 2. Belief that children have the capacity to learn spiritual truths – have the same HS as adults 3. Children w/hearts & minds soft to God 4. Teachers who love the word, God & children AND believe in the spiritual capacity of children – preparation of messenger at least as important as the message! 5. It’s a sin to bore children with the Bible 6. Kids can be involved in real spiritual work, e.g., David, Samuel, Jeremiah, Josiah

8 1. P RAYER Holy Spirit convince everyone about spiritual capacity of kids Holy Spirit soften hearts/minds & give understanding Holy Spirit recruit teachers who love the word, God & kids –reluctant folks who may not know they would be good O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me…. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. Psalm 139:1-5, 16 The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9

9 1. P RAYER 2. T RAINING Basic tips on discipline & learning styles - sources.htm Practical ideas & support – create time/place for sharing ideas

10 1. P RAYER 2. T RAINING 3. C LASS T IME Meaty lessons – teach to the highest level FUN & interactive – the more we engage them  the more they take in  the more they hunger Vary learning styles & media Application – how does this apply at age 3, 7, 10? For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:13-14

11 1. P RAYER Holy Spirit convince ministry leader about spiritual capacity of kids Holy Spirit soften hearts/minds & give understanding Holy Spirit recruit teachers who love the word, God & kids –reluctant folks who may not know they would be good 2. T RAINING Basic tips on discipline & learning styles Practical ideas & support – create time/place for sharing ideas 3. C LASS T IME Meaty lessons – teach to the highest level FUN & interactive Vary learning styles & media Application – how does this apply at age 3, 7, 10?


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