Family Worship Experience Resources:
The weekly rhythm of worshipping God together as a family will be a great blessing to your children. These resources are provided to help your children worship with their church family either at home or in-person at SMRBC.
Worship Bulletin Activity Sheets
These worship bulletins will help your child to engage with the Bible text that is shared in the Sunday sermon.
|Ages 3-6||Ages 7-12|
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Sermon Notes for Kids
There are many free sermon notes for kids to be found on Pinterest and other places. These tools can be used to help your children be active listeners. Use the sheet at a later time to discuss the message. It’s also a good idea to reward kids for listening and taking notes. The promise of a lollipop or other reward can make a big difference.
The tally mark sheet is created each week for the “Kids Worship Packs“. If your children are attending the in-person worship gatherings on Sunday, look for those packs in the foyer. To mix it up…try one of the other sermon note sheets.
- “Living Up: Matthew 5:27-30” tally mark sheet.
- “Alphabet and Count” sermon note sheet.
- “Handwriting Practice Notes” Use this sheet to have your child practice their handwriting skills.
- “Sermon Notes sheet for older kids“
How to discuss God’s good design with your kids: In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus will bring up topics that may not be age appropriate for younger children. I know Pastor Jim will handle the content in a delicate way, but he will be discussing topics such as adultery, lust, gender, marriage, purity, etc. You may choose to limit your child’s participation in the service or live stream for those reasons. Our culture has certainly distorted the biblical view of marriage and sexuality, but parents should be encouraged to begin conversations about these topics early. Joshua Mulvihill has written a great book titled Preparing Children for Marriage. I will bullet point principles he has outlined for having conversations with your child about these topics.
- A – Accurate: Be accurate, honest and truthful in what you share at age appropriate stages. Use correct names for body parts.
- B -Brief: Don’t spend too much time getting to the main point. You don’t have to share everything at one time. Example: Child: “What is adultery?” Parent: “That is when a mom or dad doesn’t keep their marriage promises.”
- C – Correct Foundation: Children need to know that the Bible is the final authority on these topics. The Bible has a lot to say about these topics. What it has to say might not be popular today, but it is true. Use the Bible to teach these truths to your children.
- D – Discussion Oriented: Use questions to engage your children in conversation and to check for understanding. Invite them to ask questions. Use open ended questions. Give them time to talk.
- E – Early and Often: Begin these conversations while they are young. We need to have talks with our children about these topics not only the “Talk”.
- F- First (and Loudest): Be the first to teach your child Biblical truth before the world teaches them lies about sexuality. If you are not speaking truth to them and unbiblical idea will take root and grow in your child’s heart.