After School Programs: Church Based – The Church Has A Responsibility

When God created man He intended that children would be nurtured in family units, within the larger family of God.

For “at-risk” kids, this seldom happens –

  • They receive neither the nurturing within a nuclear family.
  • Nor the nurturing that comes with being part of the Family of God.

The absence of nurtured children results in devastation – not only to “at-risk” kids, but also to society.

  • Scripture calls The Church to individual whole-istic(spiritual, social, mental, emotional, physical) nurturing of kids. (Deuteronomy 6; Matthew 18:1-14; Mark 10:13-16; Proverbs 22:6,)
  • THE CHURCH is capable of providing the nurturing that God intended for each child to receive.
    • Leaders of The Church, the Family of God, must challenge their people to look beyond themselves, beyond their own nuclear family.
      • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
      • Matthew 25: 31-46
      • Mark 10: 13-16
    • All Believers must respond.
      • Matthew 18: 1-14
      • Lack of involvement of believers is often the greatest contributor to a child stumbling.
      • Deuteronomy 6:4
        • “O Israel” – a call to the nation, The Church, to walk through life with children.
        • It is every Christian’s responsibility – excuses don’t work.

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What Do At-Risk Kids Need?

 

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3 responses to “After School Programs: Church Based – The Church Has A Responsibility

  1. Pingback: Our (Christians) Responsibility to Serve At-Risk Children « Ministry To Children Forums

  2. Wanda this is awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I love you!!!! I will be forwarding you blog to all my parents. Thank you!

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