Every night without fail, three generations of the Waltons sat down at a long farmhouse table and tucked into Olivia’s homemade spread of meat, potatoes, and pie. They prayed together, laughed together, and talked together.
But today’s Christian families are confronting issues that the Waltons never dreamed of. Like how to maintain relationships in an electronic age. Or how to respond when your middle school friend says he’s gay. Or what to do when a teen posts a suicidal message on Facebook.
In our modern-day reality, it’s more important than ever to help children build a strong foundation of faith that will carry them through their increasingly complicated lives.
In addition to reading the Bible together, there are many ways to talk with kids about faith. One unique resource is God’s Big Story Cards — a boxed set of cards that encourage families to wonder, pray, praise, share, and respond to God’s Word together.
A component of the DWELL Sunday school curriculum, God’s Big Story Cards can also be used on their own with kids from age 5 to 5th grade.
On the front of each of the 165 cards is a Scripture story to read. On the back are six simple response options that range from fun to thought-provoking. Families can choose to reenact the story, to wonder together about what it would be like to be one of the characters in the story, to share similar stories of how God has worked in their lives, and more.
Parents, these cards are perfect for refreshing (or starting) your family devotion practices and engaging kids in age-appropriate conversations about faith.
Sunday school teachers, this is a great and inexpensive lesson plan option, whether you’re using DWELL curriculum or another curriculum.
Christian school teachers and homeschoolers, your active learners will appreciate the way these cards encourage them to use their heads and hearts and hands to respond to God’s big story.
And churches, giving these cards as a baptism gift to first-time parents will help them keep those all-important baptismal vows.