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.
Every Sunday morning we feature biblical Sunday School lessons on the storyline of Scripture on Sunday mornings while parents are in service. We use The Gospel Project curriculum. The Gospel Projectis a 3 year journey through all of the Scriptures to show us how Jesus is at the center of every story whether in anticipation of His coming, in casting a role that He perfectly fulfills, or expressing our desperate need for Him. Sunday school is available for children 2 years old through 5th grade during the 9 am service time, and for children 2 years old through 2nd grade during the 10:45 service time.
Parents and Caregivers are encouraged to invest themselves in the story line of Scripture along with their children. Each week we mark where in the storyline of Scripture we are on our giant timeline found on the outcropped walls above our check-in counter. We also highlight the particular truths that we are currently learning on the wall directly behind our check-in counter.
Lake Kids News Weekly Email
We want to help our parents in building a foundation of biblical literacy for their kids. Because of this, every Tuesday, our parents receive an email updating them on the week’s lesson from the Gospel Project 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.
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.
Lake Families Bible Memory Project
Every quarter we release a new booklet encouraging families to memorize Scripture together. Here are the links to the PDF files for this year:Lake Families BIble Memory Summer 2018 Lake Families BIble Memory Fall 2018 Lake Families BIble Memory Winter 2019 Lake Families Bible Memory Spring 2019 (current issue)