Your church puts a lot of time and money into teaching children the “whats” – what the Bible says and therefore what we believe, but as Barna’s studies and Gallup’s Poll shows us more and more of the children in our ministries are growing up and turning away from their faith. How are you able to change this? By teaching the children in your ministry the “whys” – why they are able to believe God is real, the Bible is true, God and science DO go together, and God is good. When children know the “whys”, they are much more likely to hold on to the “whats” throughout their lives.
So, how do you teach the children the “whys”? Use Anchored alongside the curriculum you use to teach the “whats”. Anchored is easy to use, engaging, and memorable. It will help you and parents/ grandparents hand down confident faith. We are able to help the children in our ministries and families grow up so they are able to “give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.“ – but for this to happen, we must teach it. When we do, they will know the doctrine they have been taught is sound and they will be able to stand firmly with a confident faith!
Check out Anchored. It provides the tools you need to teach the “whys”! You will find samples at this link and are able to order it in the bookstore at this link. Please share the information with the leaders in your church and with friends/family who attend different churches. Anchored will not replace the curriculum your church is using to teach the “whats”, it will just equip them to also teach the “whys” – and equip the parents and grandparents to do the same! When we do this, we will be able to hand down confident faith which lasts to the children we all love!