Over the next few posts we would like to share with you the Lifeway Kids Hear-Know-Do strategy. This is the first of these posts that will introduce to you the concepts that will be expounded upon this week.
How shall they HEAR?
How shall they KNOW?
How shall they DO?
The Lifeway Kids Hear-Know-Do strategy for Childhood Ministry is designed to lay strong biblical foundations in the lives of children for knowing Jesus personally and experiencing a lifetime of growing to be more like Him. The desire is for spiritual growth to continue as kids become teenagers and as teenagers become adults. This LifeSpan Spiritual Development begins as teachers and parents build spiritual foundations by guiding kids to hear, know, and do God’s Word.
HEAR GOD’S WORD: The first foundational element in a child’s spiritual growth is hearing. The Bible states that the first step toward faith in Jesus is hearing. (Romans 10:14-17)
KNOW GOD’S WORD: The second foundational element in a child’s spiritual growth is knowing. For children, knowing God’s Word is more than memorization. It is also learning and understanding the meanings of Bible stories, Bible verses, and Bible truths that build foundations for salvation. (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
DO GOD’S WORD: The third foundational element in a child’s spiritual growth is doing. James 1:22 implores believers to be doers of the word and not hearers only.