Are Your Cute Lessons Turning Kids Into Atheists?

Our cute lessons won’t empower kids to be a difference maker in their workplace one day.

Our cute lessons won’t give kids the answers they need to the hard questions they are pondering.

Our cute lessons won’t help them live for God in a world that says He doesn’t exist.

If we are going to see Gen Z grow up to love Jesus, then we’ve got to…

Help kids discover the true nature and character of God. When kids understand the heart of God and know Him personally, they will trust Him.

Be strategic in what we teach. More than ever, we have to have a strategic plan that will take help kids develop a solid faith foundation.

Equip kids to be able to defend their faith. If they are going to escape the doubts that will be pushed their way, they must be able to defend why they believe what they believe.

Walk kids through the hard questions now. We must be proactive and help them find the right answers before they hear the wrong answers. A great place to start is with the Pranksters series, where kids face the hard questions about the Bible and find out why we believe it is true.

Move beyond just having kids memorize verses to helping them understanding what the verses really mean. It would be better to have kids memorize and understand one verse than to have them rapidly memorize 10 verses that they do not understand.

Not be afraid of letting science and the Bible intersect. We must show kids how the Bible is backed up by science. And if there appears to be a variance, how the Bible is true and reliable.

Behind the stats, are kids in your community and mine, in your church and mine, in your family and mine, who are in the process of deciding what they believe.

Kids who want to know if the Bible can be trusted. Kids who are questioning if science and faith can be compatible. Kids who are trying to figure out who Jesus is and why they should follow Him. Kids who are looking for answers to the hard faith questions.

Are our cute lessons turning kids into atheists? May this be a wake-up call for all of us.

This article originally appeared here.

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Dale Hudson
Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 28 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)

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