But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Luke 18: 16

Trinity Kids provides spiritual guidance, education, & community for children from infancy through 5th grade. For Preschool through 5th grade, the “contemplative model”; of children’s ministry is used to provide the framework for learning about the stories of the Bible, with a focus back to the gospel & salvation of Jesus Christ. Lessons and discussions are hands-on, reflective, and open-ended. Please contact Julia Guy (julia@trinityanglicanmission.org) with any questions or to learn more about Godly Play and the contemplative model.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pentecost (June 12th)

Season of the Church Year: Pentecost (red)
Story in Scripture: Acts 2

This week, we learned the story of Pentecost. Children learned about the mystery of the Holy Spirit, coming to indwell the disciples and those that follow Christ. We will focus quite a bit on the miracle of language and communication about God. The disciples were able to speak in the various languages of the people there that day- this is very exciting to imagine! I recommend that you talk with your child about the various ways that God will equip them to share the gospel- sometimes in unexpected ways, but always with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Guiding Questions for Discussion:
I wonder what it felt like to receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?
I wonder how Jesus’ friends felt as they told the amazing things about God?
I wonder what it was like for the people from all different places to hear the amazing words in their very own language?

“Dear Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Please be with me when I talk to others about Jesus and your love. Go along with me as I serve others to help them in whatever way I can. Help me to share about you in a way that others will understand so that they can know you too. I love you and I know that you are with me, through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

Looking forward:
Next week, we will learn about Baptism. Begin discussing this important topic with your child by reading Acts 2:38- 39 & Matthew 28: 18-20 together.

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