The Scriptures clearly teach (pervasively throughout, but for specific examples see Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:18-21, Psalm 78, Proverbs 1-6 and Ephesians 6:4) that believing parents are responsible for raising their children in the instruction of the Word of God. At Lake Bible Church, it is our desire to equip parents in shepherding their children in the truth of the Gospel. This means that we view ourselves in a support role: we are teaching the Bible to children as parents are listening to the preaching of the Word whereby they are shaped and formed for ministry in their homes.
We want to help our parents in building a foundation of biblical literacy for their kids. Because of this, we use Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum and tools. Every three years we journey through the entire Bible and discover that every page of the Bible points forward to its final word in Jesus.
Every Tuesday, parents receive an email updating them on the week’s lesson and offering questions, insights, and tools for use in dinner table or family-time discussion. To sign up for our weekly email click here.
Beyond weekly emails, we want to further equip our parents with excellent books. Every week between services we open our Families Book Table and Resource Library. Every book we offer is heartily recommended by our pastors.
Monthly Teacher’s Training
We also welcome parents to attend our monthly teacher’s training the last Sunday evening of every month (excepting November and December). We read formative books and engage in discussions on the bible and teaching children. Refreshments are provided. For more details email pastor Asa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hold quarterly Parents Forums – open to all parents and guardians – in which we will discuss theological issues and cultural trends as it pertains to parenting according to the Gospel.
*A Note on Children in our Sunday Gathering:
In recognizing that parents are primarily responsible for the raising of their children in the instruction of the Word, and in recognizing that Lake Kids is not by any means a separate division of the church, we anticipate that some parents will desire to have their kids attend service with them. We certainly welcome this approach, but we also want to recognize that other parents desire to sit under the teaching of the Word without distraction in order to become better equipped for raising their children. We simply want to note that there is no expectation upon parents except to act in faith according to their conscience (Romans 14:23).
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