Dear Parents of ISBC Kids,
It is our sincere desire as the staff of Indian Springs Baptist Church to come along side you, our parents, as you disciple your child in the knowledge and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ! Part of our focus in the Children’s Department is to prepare children to become lifelong worshipers who value the corporate worship of the church. To that end, we offer a worship experience for children in grades K-3rd: “Truth Seekers!”
Truth Seekers is a new avenue of ministry to our families. The Truth Seekers Bible study will help parents disciple their children by giving them an avenue for introducing their K-3rd grade child to the corporate worship service while still providing sound Biblical teaching on their child’s level and in accordance with the Pastor’s sermon.
Here’s how it will work if your family:
As you enter the worship center on either campus, a Truth Seekers sermon handout will be available for your child to pick up. During the first half of the worship service, children grades K-3rd will be encouraged to come forward and take part in a children's message presented by Pastor Todd (or others). This message points the children toward the main theme of the pastor's sermon to come later in the service. After the children's message, they will return to their parents for the remainder of the service.
The Truth Seeker's sermon handout has a section of the first page that will encourage your child to take a few basic notes during the pastor's sermon. Children can present their guide with their notes to Mrs Cyrena (HRC) or Mrs Lyndy (GWC) and receive a treat each week after the service! Because the children will be studying the same passage that the pastor is preaching, families will be able to (and will be encouraged to) have meaningful conversations pertaining to the message each week. In fact, younger children should be more prepared to discuss the message after it is reinforced for them during the pastor’s children’s message time and the use of the sermon guide!
For children in Grades 4 and 5, we feel they are old enough to begin learning from the pastor’s main sermon. In order to help them stay focused and glean as much as possible from the sermon, they may use the same provided “Truth Seekers” sermon handouts with puzzles, outlines, and fill-in-the-blank notes based on the pastor’s sermon which will challenge your child to listen attentively to the sermon in order to complete their handout. Completed handouts will then provide parents with a tool to discuss the Biblical truths with their older children!
Our goal for Truth Seekers is to help equip our parents to disciple their children as well as prepare the next generation to be the church - not just attend a service! It is the sincere desire of the ministry staff of ISBC to lead our families to worship the one true God and grow in their knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ! Together, let’s seek the truth that will renew our minds and transform us in to His disciples!
Family Life Pastor