Well, first of all…Hello! I’m so glad you’re here!
This is the beginning of a project has been on my mind for a long time. My hope is that Faith-Filled Kids will be a place you return to time and again to gain encouragement and resources for planting seeds of faith into the lives of your children. Because, as a parent, I know that the time you have with your kids is short. It flies by in a blink. So, you want to make the most of it when it comes to fostering a love for Jesus in them.
Who Am I?
I’ve been involved in some form of Children’s Ministry for over 25 years. I’ve been a babysitter. A preschool teacher. A VBS leader. A Sunday school teacher. A Children’s Ministry Director. I received my M.A. in Children’s & Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary in 2015 and am the mom of two nearly-adult guys. I think kids are ridiculously awesome. Some of the best people on the planet. And I think Jesus feels the same way, don’t you?
Why This and Why Now?
The idea for Faith-Filled Kids came to me a few years ago while I was working as a Children’s Ministry director. In conversations with parents, I noticed that some had a hard time figuring out how to share their faith with their kids. Some also preferred to think of the church as the leader of their child’s spiritual formation, instead of themselves.
Don’t get me wrong…church IS important. I am a fan! But, I believe it is ideally a supplement to what is already going on at home. God charges parents with the task of raising up their children to faith in Jesus.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
– Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Sounds a little daunting, right? The good news is that you have the Holy Spirit to help you! You are not alone in this parenting gig.
What Will You Find Here?
When you visit Faith-Filled Kids you’ll find book and movie reviews, fun object lessons, and a whole lot more. Think of this site as a place where you’ll hear “You can do it!” over and over again!
I’m excited that you’re here! My prayer for you is that you will always know that God is with you, that God is for you, and that he will equip you to the task at hand.
Remember, small seeds of faith planted today can grow into big faith for tomorrow!