Scripture Memory

When I first had young kiddos I wanted to find valuable and easy to learn verse to start putting the Word of God into the hearts of my young! This year our church has been doing a focus of a verse for the month! All the kiddos from babies on up are hearing these verses repeated, and kiddos ages 2 and older are hiding these Words in their hearts! Praise God!

But, I ran into the problem of which verses should I do!? There are so many amazing scriptures that I desperately wanted to hide in the hearts of my children! So word of advice: just start! Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed at the amount of verse you want them to learn and just start! 🙂

Here are some suggestions for those wanting to JUST START! Remember young kiddos CAN do this! Our family have enjoyed so much using the resource below and feel free to join in!!!

Here is our verse we worked on in July, this is an amazing verse to remind us to always LOOK to the LORD! And great to use in different situations and seasons. Also when the kids memorize this verse, when they have a hard moment we can bring up the Word of God, saying comments like, “Look to Lord, Seek Him and He will guide us, calm us, and strengthen us.”  In our family, we also talked about how seeking is like hide-and-seek,  and when we play hide and seek what does the seeker do? Do they sort of look for the hider or do they search with excitement and focus? This is a great  opportunity bring the words of God to them in a relatable way!

In the month of August we focused on what it means to hide the Word of God in our hearts, and how memorizing it  is a part if it. Placing the Word of God in our hearts so when we need it we can find it. Again, we talked about when we put something into a special spot we can recall or bring it back to our mind quickly. But, sometimes we can forget where we have put things so what should we do to remind ourselves of these promises? Practice them!

September we rejoiced in memorizing Philippians 4:4 with a sing-song way. It has been fun to talk about what the word REJOICE means and the difference between joy and happiness.

Here is a sneak peak at the verse for October, which is right around the corner!

 

Happy Memorizing!!!

Family Focus on Catechism’s

EXCITING NEWS!!!

Darren and I have taken a step of faith and decided to lead the Family Ministries at our local church. Our church (The Chapel) instead of having “Children Ministries” we have decided that since the structure laid out Biblically is that the family through the parents are a critical and commissioned role in the training and discipling of their children, we have created a ministry called “Family Ministries” which is all about supporting and encouraging the “Building of Households That Serve The Lord.” This is taken directly from Joshua 24:15, where the famous saying, “…. as for me and my household we will serve the LORD”  is found.

What do we do in “Family Ministries?” We work hard to provide resources to families to lead their families. During service on Sundays we have multiple ways this looks: we do family worship where are all the family sits together (all ages), we provide classes on Sundays in which we are starting a study on 52 catechisms of the Christian Faith, and every other month we provide an ALL family Sunday service where we teach and train the children to be in the “big” church. There are other resources we provide like time for moms and kids to encourage each other, Titus 2 approach to young men and women, and marriage groups to name a few.

Let us break down how the first three look.

ALL AGE WORSHIP SERVICE:

We strongly believe that worshiping together has several benefits, by worshipping together children have the opportunity to learn from our example as parents and from others in the body of Christ. Second our songs of worship are teaching doctrine and faith to our children. We should welcome them as part of our worship and teaching the same way Jesus did.

STUDY OF CATECHISM’S ON SUNDAY CLASSES:

What is Catechism?

Answer: A summary of the principles of our faith in the form of questions and answers.

Can you picture this, your son or daughter (or even you!) are hanging out with a friend and they ask a question about what we believe and WHY!? Are you prepared to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15)? That can be really tough if we are not prepared. So this year we are preparing households (parents, kids, singles, marrieds, grandparents … EVERYONE) to be ready with an answer for what we believe!

We will have so many resources that we will be sharing here on the RaisingRices.com Blog and Podcast. On Monday’s will come out with a Blog and Podcast with the Catechism of the week it will have the question, answer, and scriptural support. As well as, a podcast talking about ideas on how to implement conversations ideas into your family bible time about the catechism that the kids are learning. Lastly, we will be reminding you if the FREE app that can be download called NewCityCatechism which has MANY more resources including a SONG to help remember the Catechism (Question and Answer of the Week).

ALL AGE SUNDAY SERVICE:

We believe that this provides a great opportunity for families to have fruitful discussions about a common message or teaching that they heard together. We also believe that children should learn that they are an important part of the body of Christ, and that if we want them to grow in spiritual maturity they should be exposed to and around other followers of Christ and teachings that will stretch and grow that maturity. While they might not comprehend everything yet they will understand more and more from the adult teaching as they grow.

Stay Tuned Will We Be Starting The First Week in October!

August Memory Verse

Part of the ministry Darren and I are passionate about is Family Ministries. We know that as families we have been commissioned by God to raise our kids by showing the Gospel through our lives to them, teaching our kids the TRUE word of God, to be in constant prayer for the hearts of our children and grow alongside them as we are raising households that serve the LORD!

Part of this journey we have recently taken more focus on is the memorizing of Gods word (The Bible) especially AS A FAMILY. Working diligently alongside our kids to hide the word of the LORD in our hearts!

As a church family we are committing to learning a new scripture each month together. This past month tears came to my eyes as I saw an older generation recite the memory verse with my child, there was no relation to my child just being a body of believers pursuing this goal together.

Now August has arrived and a NEW verse is upon us:

Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Super fitting for our purpose 🙂

A Reminder to keep reciting July’s verse: