Helping Parents Talk To Their Kids About God

I have recently started a teaching series at our church called “How To Talk To Your Kids About…”  In this series, I am hoping to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their kids about some very BIG and important subjects.  I thought it might be helpful if I shared some of these teachings with my blog readers.

I have included the basic outline below.  Also, you can listen to audio of the full teaching HERE:

Feel free to use it to teach the parents of the children in your ministry  about the importance of having meaningful GOD conversations with their kids.

“How To Talk To Your Kids About…God”

My Mistake:  Not recognizing the role of parents as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me, “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.”  –  Deuteronomy 4:9-10

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Deuteronomy 11:18-19, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4

1.   Recognize that it is not one conversation, but many.

2.  Share what you know.

3.   Learn more so you can share more.

4.  Pray with your kids daily.

5.  Have regular family devotions with your kids.

6.   Worship with your kids.

7.   Serve with your kids.

8.   Model Godly behavior for your kids.

9.  Allow your kids to ask questions.

10.  Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”

11.  Discover the answer together.

12.  Explain the Gospel in clear, understandable terms.

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9 thoughts on “Helping Parents Talk To Their Kids About God

  1. Excellent post! As a kimin leader it seems we are in the season of recognizing that somehow over the past couple of decades we missed it, that parents, not us, are the PRIMARY authority to their kids. Our strategy at Friendship Kids is Equipping Families by Engaging Kids and Empowering Parents. We should be their support, not their school marm or their drill Sargent, or shame them into doing something they don’t know how to do, or pile on so much they feel like they fail before they begin.
    Parents want to raise their kids right, and have just as much baggage and bad church experiences to deal with as the rest of us. Remembering grace helps me stay grounded, I’m just as messy as everyone else, and getting real with people lets them know even those of us in church leadership are real people too!
    Blessed to be saved, and thanks for the blogs! Keep them coming!

  2. Totally agree, parents have the most influence. We need to help equip the parents to share God moments with their kids. I personally use the Family devotions from your curriculum as well as Heritage Builders “Generation to Generation” to help my kids parents.
    Ever learning, thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work!

  3. I appreciate what you have shared and it’s time for us as kidmin leaders to encourage parents to step up. However, what do you do when the child knows more about God than the parents? We are seeing a culture and a generation of parents as “No-Church” and not just “UnChurched” – they have never stepped foot into a church, let alone understand anything about religion.

    • This is a very relevant question. I struggled with that while I prepared this talk. But, considering the audience for the talk was Christian Parents who were wanting to know more about how to have meaningful conversations with their kids, I didn’t spend a lot of time on that aspect.

      It is a definite challenge for all Kidmin leaders. In those cases, WE and our teams become the primary spiritual leaders in the child’s life. I work hard at training the children to be soul winners and share their faith with their parents. I remind them that their attitudes, actions, and reactions are preaching a sermon to their parents every single day. The quickest way for them to invalidate what they are learning at church is to “act the fool” when they get home. Plus, we work strategically to make “bridge” opportunities for the child to invite their parents to attend. Gives us a chance to communicate to the parents that we are on the same team with them.

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  7. Thanks alot for what you are doing for the kingdom of God reaching out to kids and parents.How can I get your teachings and materials so that I can out to more kids and parents here in Kenya.be blessed

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