Responding to God’s Word in Worship

In this Family Ministry Conversation Video, you'll discover more about responding to God's Word with kids.
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Hi everyone, I’m Michelle Anthony. Welcome to family ministry conversations. Today’s topic is worship response.

If your memories of Sunday school are like mine then you probably remember Bible stories that were read and all the facts that we memorized about those stories. I mean to this day I still remember how many stones David selected before his slingshot fight with Goliath.

Maybe Sunday school can be more than just facts. Maybe it can be a faith journey that we all walk in together.

Church has always been a great place to hear and learn God’s Word, but what if church could be something more than just learning facts? What if it could become a place where we could experience the presence of God and then learn to respond to Him and His Word?

Responding to God’s Word teaches us more than just the facts, it teaches us about the presence of the Holy Spirit and brings transformation to our faith as we grow in relationship with God and other believers.

That is why the Tru Curriculum includes a worship response time each weekend. Children and students respond to what the Holy Spirit is teaching them as they reflect on the day’s portion of the Big God Story or God’s grand redemptive narrative. And they create expressions of their worship to God individually and together.

We do hope that the children in our ministries will remember the The Big God Story and Scripture, but we also hope that they’ll remember the presence of God and what it’s like to listen and respond to his spirit.

Maybe Sunday school can be more than just facts. Maybe it can be a faith journey that we all walk in together.

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  Updated on April 13, 2022

About the Author

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  • Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Pastor of Children and Parents at New Life Church. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, and 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle has over 25 years of church ministry and leadership experience in children’s and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and being at the beach while drinking a strong cup of coffee.

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

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