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For the Christian: How to Minister To and With Your Children

One of the greatest things about being a parent is helping my children to find joy. As a Christian, I know that real joy comes from God, through following His Son’s example. What was the main thing Christ did during His time on earth?

Service to others!

Teaching children to have a heart of service will help them find the joy that many look for their entire lives (but never find). If you want your children to feel fulfilled in their lives, be happy, unselfish people, and remain active in the service of God, they must learn to make a habit of serving others.

(Note: read about the author of this article at the end of this blog post!)

Mosiah 1:49 “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God”.

Why do we go to church?

Recently, I heard two moms discussing the importance of church attendance, especially when raising children. The really neat thing about the conversation was the part about WHY we should go to church. I (and many others) tend to go with a kind of default logic “we go to church to worship God”. While this IS true, the thing that KEEPS people going to church is BEING INVOLVED. If you want to be “fed” at church, YOU need to bring “food” (I’m speaking in the spiritual sense of things). Have you ever heard “you’ll get out of it what you put into it”? This is true with anything. School studies, work, exercise, and certainly relationships, including a relationship with God. Do you want your children to have a personal testimony of the truth of Jesus Christ (and, if you don’t have one, do you want one?)? Get INVOLVED in God’s work!! The results are literal