How do our kids learn?

It is amazing to me how time flies, this past week I have been fortunate enough to spend time with most of our young people, whether they are in high school, middle school, or even elementary school. It is amazing to me to see each of them get older, and wiser. One of the things that impress me is the spiritual growth so easily seen in every one of our kids. You know kids learn from somewhere, I know parents you worry about what your children learn in school, and what they learn concerning different recreational activities, but I sure hope you have noticed the great change spiritually in your children over the last year. Where are they learning from? The answer is simple,

Our kids learn from Bible class: We at Logan Martin have a great group of talented teachers for our kids. Teachers you are to be commended for the time and effort you put into your lessons each week.

Our kids learn from participating in activities with each other:  We know from the examples of the early church that fellowship was in important part of the things which they did (Acts 2:42, 1 Jn. 1:7). Whether it is our after school pick up for our elementary and middle school kids, or a devotional, or even area wide devotionals, nearly each activity that our kids participate in with the church are designed to help them grow spiritually. But even the activities meant to be “just fun” are important for our young people (1 Cor 15:33). Our young people need to be together with each other for a variety of reasons, to grow, and also to help each other

Our kids learn from studying God’s word: Paul makes it very clear we can not grow spiritually without studying the word of God (Rom 10:17). The study they do here at Logan Martin and the study that they do at home are important. Our kids are spending more and more time studying God’s word, and the results are showing. Think about it this way, how many hours do the kids here spend studying for test? How many hours do they spend practicing for a sporting event? How many hours do they spend in school? Most importantly how many hours do they spend in the word of God? I hope you see the correlation. It doesn’t take long to notice the desire the young people have here to study the word of God, and it doesn’t take long to notice the growth that has come from it!

Our kids learn from our example: We all learn from example, whether good or bad. Trust me the people you are around influence you for the good, or the bad. Paul makes sure to tell the young man Timothy to be a good example to those who believe (1 Tim 4:12). There were many times I wondered why Timothy would need to be an example to those who believe. However, Paul realized something most people don’t, and that is that examples matter!!! Our kids learn from the examples set by their parents, and parents, whether it is making sure your kids are here for class and services, or making sure your kids are present for activities, or making sure that you spend time in the study of Gods word with your kids, your example matters, and the results are clearly seen! Thank you parents for your great example!

These things don’t just apply to our young people! We all learn from example, we all learn from a study of God’s word, we all learn from fellowshipping with each other, and we all learn participating and being involved with activities with the church. It is truly amazing what we can learn from some of our youngest members, and it is truly amazing what they learn from each of us!

Ande Z