Your Child’s Phase
Kindergarteners enjoy life! They are curious, eager to learn and thrive on discovering new things through active exploration. This is a critical time to surround them with good influences and monitor what they watch and listen to. The people influencing their lives to keep them headed on the right path is essential. At this age, you will notice them worrying about what is cool in their peer’s eyes and basing some of their choices on that instead of their individual preferences.
Throughout the year, your child gets to know God during our services. As a parent, you are the most significant influence in your child's life. We have provided some age-appropriate spiritual focuses you can teach your child at home. By doing this, you are instilling God's Word in them and making it a priority in their life.
What can you do: Discern your child’s spiritual condition. Is he or she ready to respond, struggling to understand, or resisting the gospel message? Don’t manipulate a child to do what you want. After your child responds to God’s offer of forgiveness and new life, encourage him or her to publicly profess faith in Christ to friends, family, and the church. This will lead them to the next step in their walk with Jesus, water baptism.
We want to walk alongside you with your student as they navigate their lives. These are resources and tools you can use with them!
Good Friends and Influences
Help your child understand that seeking good Christian friends is just like seeking valuable treasure. Carefully filter your child’s peers. Surround him or her with people who mirror godly traits and Christ-like attitudes. Be discerning in who your child hangs out with, and be bold and tell your child no if you are not sure about or uncomfortable with the values of a family that has asked your child to their home. Please help them to know the difference between being friendly and being friends. While we want our children to be nice and loving to everyone, they need to discern who their closest friends are and can’t be friends with people who might lead them down the wrong path. Discuss 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 together, substituting the word friends for love. Pray with your child, asking God to make him or her a good friend and to provide many solid and lasting friendships.