For the next several days, we will be posting a series of lessons written for parents of preschool and elementary children at the South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. These seven sessions reflect on the Reformed understanding of infant baptism and its implications for Christian parenting, explore the cognitive, social and emotional development of young children, and apply those understandings to the practices of prayer, healing, worship and Bible study.
Kim Lee, Union-PSCE at Charlotte MACE student and Director of Children’s Ministry at SMPC, wrote these lessons for her specific setting, so there may be elements of the session that would need to be adapted for your particular audience and setting.
The sessions on specific Christian practices use children’s books to help adults engage in the topic. The first session, posted here, sets the whole concept of teaching children Christian practices in the context of the vows taken on their behalf in baptism and utilizes Walter Wangerin’s Water, Come Down!