Dear Parents, these are very challenging and hard times but as Pastor Carsten has reminded us our salvation, our joy, our security, our hope is in our eternal unshakable sovereign loving Lord.
And we believe that God can work through these intense times we are having in our families for good. This could be a chance for us to grow as a Gospel-centred parents where we can experience more and more of God’s grace and love in our homes. It could also be a time for us to change the way we lead our family devotions, or introduce new resources to help our children grow in their knowledge and love of God. If you are looking for resources to help you, especially in times of the school holidays, (And although we cannot vouch for every single thing on each of the sites), we recommend the following resources:
Teach the Bible to children
Music to help memorise scripture
Here are some books you might like to get for reading time with your younger ones, you can order them here, 10 Of Those or on Amazon.de. And for your older children we can recommend the Lee Strobel (for older children) below, also available on both mentioned sites.
- God wants us to talk to Him, Prayer is more than asking God for things, God’s people have always prayed, the Psalms give us word to pray, Jesus teaches us to pray, let’s pray. What Every Child Should Know
- Children will meet 52 Christian men and women (one for each week of the year) from all walks of life who wanted to live for their friend Jesus. There are missionaries, martyrs, writers, reformers, politicians and poets. Everyone a Child Should Know
Lee Strobel: Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian apologetic author. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards and a series which addresses challenges to a Biblically inerrant view of Christianity.
All members of ICF have been given access to this resource site RightNow Media. The first time you have to fill out a short form to activate your account. Remember to tick the box that you are affiliated to the church. There are several family devotions for kids. For instance “The Real God” for older kids. (There is a deep sense of unease in our rapidly changing world. Our distorted view of God is at the root of all our problems. Join Chip Ingram in this multi-faceted study of seven attributes of God. First, help your child discover The Real God with eight different family devotional stories. Help them to see what God has to say about who He truly is through His word. Because to know the real God—changes everything.)
And movies for the younger ones for instance “The Story Keepers” for children from 4 to 9 years. (A children’s animated adventure series which tells the story of the adventure of four children on the run from persecution in Nero’s Rome. They are hidden in a bakery by Ben, a Christian Baker, who tells them stories of the life of Jesus. Each action-packed episode features an escape from Nero’s soldiers. With a target age group of 4-9, this award-winning animation series sets stories from the life of Jesus within a natural adventure story context. Commissioned by ITV Network, for whom it has topped the UK ratings 3 time in 3 years, the series and the 2 specials based upon it have sold in 108 countries).