Faith Milestones

Every Christian can strengthen their faith and grow closer to God by reading their Bible on a regular basis. We wouldn’t last very long without having something to eat and drink. The same is true with our faith and reading God’s Word. We need a steady, regular diet of God’s Word to grow in our relationship with Jesus and to know how to follow Him in our daily life.

Most children begin to read on their own around 2nd grade. They explore new worlds through words and often start to make reading a priority over other kinds of play. This an ideal time to help them establish a regular rhythm of reading their Bible.

Odds are you have already introduced them to storybook Bibles, the ones with cute pictures and simple, often poetic language. These are ideal for infants and toddlers, but less interesting for early readers. They want something a little more “grown up,” which provides you with a great opportunity to given them a new Bible reading experience.

Practical Training for Parents

As with all of our Faith Milestones, for this Bible Exploration milestone, we want to provide you, as parents, with practical tips and coaching for how to set your child up for success in reading their new Bible on their own.

Every family who registers for this Faith Milestone will receive an email with a short video that you can watch on your own and some simple instructions.

If you have more questions or just want to dig deeper into this, you are invited to join Pastor Greiner for a 60 minute parents’ coaching session on Wednesday, September 26. It will be offered twice that day - once at 9:30 am and again at 6:30 pm. Participation is NOT required, but everyone is invited!

Recommended Bible

Picking a Bible can be intimidating. There are so many different translations and so many options, it can feel overwhelming. We looked at lots of them to get ready for this!

The good news for you is that we found one that is awesome...saving you tons of time.

Here’s a link, if you want to learn more about the Bible we’ve chosen: 
http://www.newlivingtranslation.com/05discoverthenlt/pdf/HOBSamplePages.pdf

If you want to take advantage of this, you just pay the $15 registration fee, and we’ll have a Bible ready for you.

If you have another Bible you prefer to use, that’s perfectly fine, too! Just choose that option when you register and participation is free.

Whichever Bible you choose, we invite you to write a personal note for your child inside the Bible itself, to remind them of why reading God’s Word is so important and how much you love them. We’ll give you some ideas for this too, in case you don’t have any idea of what you should write.

Join Us for Worship on September 22 & 23, 2018

We will celebrate this Faith Milestone during weekend worship on Saturday and Sunday September 22 & 23, 2018, so that the entire congregation can be involved in praying for you, your child and celebrate this Faith Milestone. This will include inviting you and your 2nd-4th grade student forward so that you can officially give them this new Bible, followed by a prayer and blessing for you and your family. To read more and to RSVP for the Milestone event, please CLICK HERE.