By William Summey
I remember so vividly when my oldest son received Christ as Savior and Lord. He prayed at home with my wife leading him in prayer. That day when he received Christ was built upon many teaching moments and conversations about Jesus at church as well as at home. We were so happy and celebrated with him on his spiritual birthday, but we also had many questions: Is he too young? How much does he really understand about the gospel? How do we follow up from here with baptism and joining the church? How do we help him grow and mature as a Christian?
When a child comes to know Christ as Savior and Lord, it is a tremendous moment in the life of that child’s family and in the church body. But like our family, many families will have questions about what happens next. Parents and teachers alike may wonder if their child understands the gospel message, how to follow up with kids afterwards, or how to grow their child deeper. The newly revised I’m A Christian Now! is designed to help in all of these ways.
Designed with eight 1-hour meetings, I’m A Christian Now! leads a child from the basics of the gospel through the first steps of growing as a Christian. Each child also receives an activity book that includes Bible learning games, activities, and puzzles to support what they are learning in class. Kids work through these pages to have fun and learning more about becoming a Christian and how to live as a new Christian.
The content of I’m A Christian Now! addresses a major question in each meeting. You may progress in order through the sessions or pick and choose according to the needs of your group. Regardless, kids will find the activity books fun and exciting. I hope you find that they aid in your discipleship process.