Let the Children Come
Jesus made sure that his followers understood that children were very important in His kingdom.
The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: "Don't push these children away. Don't ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in." Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. Mark 10:13-16 (Msg.)
We look forward to blessing the lives of children as they participate in various classes and activities in The Backyard.
- That each child will feel loved and secure in our care
- That each parent or guardian will feel comfortable about leaving their child in our programs
- That each child will be taught at his or her appropriate developmental stage
But most of all:
- That each child will have a personal relationship with Christ (know Christ)
- That each child is discipled in living the Christian life (power of His resurrection)
...is that of Paul when he said "that I might know Christ and the power of His resurrection." Philippians 3:10