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Children's Biblical Stewardship Ministry

Children's Biblical Stewardship Principles

Our goals are to create excellent teaching and training tools to Educate, Enlighten, Enhance and Empower Children to Embrace and Celebrate life!

What does it mean to teach children biblical stewardship? We can start with what it is not! Initially, it’s not about teaching mathematical skills, retirement, budgeting, etc., things that will be taught later, rather, how and why stewardship is necessary. There is a pattern for it in the Bible.

Children are receptive to stories about God, and how he cares for them.  They respond to simple explanations.  Some churches begin teaching babies about God in the children’s nursery. At age 6 months, the tots are seated in highchairs, and are shown a piece of fruit, a flower, or a leaf from a tree. The teacher tells them what it is and states, "Look at what God made!" Next they look the child in the eye  and state again, "And God made you too!" God, the Creator is the emphasis.

The story of Creation is an excellent choice for teaching children about God and the stewardship principles necessary for life. Not only should they know the order of Creation, but also know God the Creator, and understand that something special was instituted on each day.  

Creation is not just a story, but quite honestly, a pattern for successful living. When God said, "Let there be," He set into motion principals that we can imitate for life. Those principles are reinforced each time Genesis 1:1-2:3 is read or taught, or simply by looking around at nature. We are drawn to nature and all of its beauty everywhere. It reminds us that there is something special in a beautiful sunrise and sunset, waves crashing about in the ocean, and spectacular animals, whether spotted, horned, or multi-colored. 

In the Creation story, children discover what was created but also why it was created in its specific order, thus learning the principles and pattern to imitate. We often hear the scripture, Proverbs 22:6, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. To paraphrase, it means children need to be taught life skills (both natural and spiritual), so that when they become of age, as adults, they will understand how to live and love their lives, and others, through wise stewardship.

I have written two books for parents and teachers to illustrate these principles: The Creation Story, Told by the Wise and Majestic Oak Tree,
the Genesis VersionIt is an amusing story for both young and older children. The Wise Stewardship Book, for Children Only!  Bible Principles for Managing Money, is filled with fun, practical lessons, and worksheets for older children!  






















 




 


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