One of the many challenges we're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic is discipling our children when we can't attend church. First, let me remind you parents that it is your primarily responsibility--not a church children's ministry--to disciple your children. For far too long Christian parents have outsourced the training of their children to slick children's programs rather than at-home discipleship. May God use this time of mandated quarantines to remind us that it's mom and dad's primarily responsibility to train our little ones in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
That said, for many of us growing in this area will take some hard work. That's okay, as long as we're willing to do the work!
Here's a helpful article with tips on leading family worship at home, including information about free access to the Gospel Project Sunday School curriculum at home.
And here's a few note sheets you can use give to your young children as you watch the weekly sermon together.
In all this, let's remember that gathering virtually is no substitute for the weekly corporate gathering. But it's one way we can continue to encourage one another and hear God's Word together. And few things are more important than continuing to hear God's Word together as a family.
Until we meet again,