We're all in this together
Last week I reminded us of the collective responsibility that we all have for helping children and young people in our church family grow up knowing and trusting in Jesus. Psalm 78: 5-7 say this: [God] decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so that the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
The Bible makes it clear that parents have the primary responsibility of discipleship, but this Psalm is for all of God’s people to sing and take ownership in that work. Wonderfully at Trinity at Four we have many people involved in this act of passing on the wonderful deeds of Jesus to the next generation, under the godly leadership of Peter Greenman. A huge thank you to everyone who serves in this way.
At the moment God has blessed us with loads of children and young people which is wonderful, but it has left us stretched as to how we can teach and care for them. Ministry to children and young people is a priority for us at church and we want to be able to serve kids, youth and their families as best as we can.
In light of this we are asking the church family two things: > Please could you pray that God would raise up more workers for this harvest field. That God would be bringing more people to care for and teach our children.
> Please could you prayerfully consider if you might be up for giving it a go! Might you be a part of the answer to that prayer and be willing to help out in the kids or youth work? This wouldn’t mean you’d be thrown in next Sunday with a bunch of 8 year olds a Bible and left to fend for yourself! Peter is more than happy to have a chat about the whats and whys and hows and offer some training in this area.
It is our ambition that we have a large pool of trained church family who can serve and teach our young people so that faithfully we can “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78:4).
If you are interested, or have questions about this, get in touch with Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sam Brewster Minister, Trinity at Four