Growing Your Kids’ Spiritual Health

by Chris Graves
Parents want their kids to be healthy.  We all know how to help them be physically healthy — feed them healthy foods, encourage them to be active, get them to bed at a reasonable hour, etc.
Spiritual health is important, too.  In fact, the Bible says that spiritual health is even more important than bodily health!  Look up 1 Timothy 4:6-10 to see why.
In addition, spiritual health is well-known to be linked with mental health.  As spiritual health increases, often so does mental health.
Parents have the greatest influence over their kids’ spiritual health.  Sunday School is one way you can help your kids to be spiritually healthy.  Coming to Sunday School feeds them a healthy diet of God’s Word, teaches them to prioritize loving and worshiping God over everything else, introduces them to friends at church as they learn with other kids, and connects them with adults who love them and want to show them how much Jesus loves them.  We are even starting a new weekly Sunday School newsletter so that you will know everything your child is learning and doing in Sunday School.
Because parents are so important, we want to feed you spiritually, too!  Zion has an adult class that is designed for everyone, whether you know very little about the Bible or whether you are a Bible scholar.  And it’s a great opportunity to meet other people and make friends at church for yourself!  The adult class meets at the same time as Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.

Regular Sunday School begins September 15!  Kids preschool through grade 8 will be studying Bible stories from the Old Testament in the first half of the year.  The series starts with the account of God creating the world and then the kids will continue to learn about Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel and many more people in the Bible.  The second half of the year they will switch to the New Testament and learn many accounts from the life of Jesus.  The high school youth still study the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).  This is a study written by Halle Randall, our Bible class teacher!  When we have the Holy Spirit in our lives, our lives look different from everybody else’s.  Our lives bear fruit like God intended!  In this study, high schoolers will learn more about what a godly life really looks like.


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