Calming the whirlwind of Sunday Lunch

You’ve just returned home from another encouraging Sunday of worship at Church. As your family gathers around the table for lunch, your parental excitement is brimming from the morning message. Your heart echoes the words of Psalm 119:162, “I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” You desire to cultivate this same joy in your children, and so as you dig into your food, you ask your children, “What did you learn about in Church today?”

Your oldest child enthusiastically shares how they studied about Paul’s missionary journeys. Before you can reply, your 7-yr old jumps in with her animated face, explaining all about Joshua and the battle of Jericho. You begin to affirm your daughter, only for your 2-yr old to chime in, “And we learned about how David killed the giant named “Gu-giath.” You smile, but now your head is spinning. As a parent, you want to take this wonderful discussion deeper, but it seems impossible to effectively engage each of these Scripture passages in a meaningful way.

A scene like this frequently plays out in many of our homes. As a Church, it’s our desire to partner with parents in discipling their children. And so in response to this challenge, this Fall our children’s Sunday school program transitioned to using Answers Bible curriculum (ABC). The approach is an ideal fit, and ABC’s philosophy is simple: