If you’re a grown-up and you’ve been following Jesus for a while, you’ve probably figured out a few ways to grow spiritually. The kids you’re parenting or leading, on the other hand, aren’t grown-ups, so they might need a little help from you to figure out how, exactly, to grow spiritually. So what should spiritual growth look like for a kid? We like to think about it in terms of four spiritual habits. To help a kid grow spiritually, teach them to spend time with God, spend time with others, use their gifts, and share their story.
This week, kids will hear about the time Jesus visited Mary and Martha’s home.
THE BIG IDEA: We can spend time with God.
THE BIBLE: Luke 10:38-42; Colossians 4:2.
This week, kids will hear about the time a group of people helped their paralyzed friend get to Jesus.
THE BIG IDEA: People can help our faith grow.
THE BIBLE: Mark 2:1-12; Galatians 6:2.
This week, kids will hear about the time Peter and John shared the Gospel, even when it was dangerous.
THE BIG IDEA: We can share God’s story.
THE BIBLE: Acts 4:1-20; I John 3:18.
This week, kids will hear about the time Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and showed them what it means to serve.
THE BIG IDEA: We can serve others.
THE BIBLE: John 13:1-17, 34-35; Romans 12:3-8.