Kid’s Korner this month is from Lance McKinnon.
Last month’s issue of Equipper highlighted GCI’s newly launched website, GCI Resources. This website provides a wide array of discipling tools, including We Believe. This new publication from GCI provides a comprehensive review of the core beliefs of our Christian faith. There is an edition for adults and older teens, and another for youth (younger teens and older children). To download a PDF of the youth edition, click here.
If you are in a role where you could use some help in walking children through the core beliefs of our Christian faith, I think you will find the youth version of We Believe a welcome tool. The heavy lifting is already done for you by providing a list of questions and answers along with supporting scriptures that illustrate the point. The scriptures provided can be memorized by the students, giving them a strong biblical foundation in their journey.
Whether you want to use this tool in a church youth program or if you are looking for a way to lead your own children to a fuller understanding of the Christian faith, We Believe is an easy and accessible tool that allows you the flexibility to set a pace appropriate for your students.
Here is a sampling of some of the questions and answers you will lead your children to learn using We Believe:
Question 3: What makes you a child of God?
Grace: God’s gift of love that I do not deserve and cannot earn.
By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Question 27: Is Jesus just another human being?
No. Jesus is fully God and fully human. As “Immanuel” (meaning “God with us”), Jesus is God just as the Father and the Holy Spirit are God. Jesus is also human, just as we are.
The virgin will conceive and gift birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23)
Question 59: Why do we pray to God?
Because we were created to live in close relationship with God, who wants to hear from us, his children. Our hearts long for God, for we need God’s presence, help and guidance every day.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Many questions like these can give you the confidence that you have exposed your students to the essential beliefs of our faith. I encourage you to take advantage of this resource in your efforts to disciple the children in your care.