Big God, Busy Mom

The real-life story of one child's spiritual journey

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Oct 13, 2014 3:23:26 PM

Children naturally sense of the presence of God, even from a very young age, but often they just don’t have the words to help them identify and express it.

Intellectual understanding will come in its own time, but a child’s innate spirituality means that it is never too early to introduce him or her to the concept of God.

Sometimes it can seem like God is too hard to explain, so when you talk with your child about God, think of it not as an explanation, but as an invitation to explore.

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Topics: kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray, baptism, spiritual journey

Should I Baptize My Child? Why One Mother Said YES

Posted by Jake Dell on Sep 18, 2014 2:22:00 PM

Watch this heartwarming video of Portia Adney and her reasons for baptizing her son.


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Topics: church, kids and church, children and God, baptism

Children and church: Tips, tricks, giggles, and joy

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Sep 8, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Does taking your kids to church seem like a nightmare scenario?

Getting your cute-but-chaotic little ones to sit still for five minutes can be challenging enough—let alone for an entire church service!

But worrying about how your children will behave shouldn't stop you from including them in your Sunday worship. Children are actually a vital part of the church communityTheir expressions of faith can enliven and brighten the entire congregation.

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Topics: church, kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray

Should my kids go to Sunday School?

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Aug 11, 2014 4:42:00 PM

It’s just about that time of year again—back to school time. Time to wrangle school supplies, scour stores for new wardrobes, savor some final summer fun, and yes, it’s time steel yourself for that inevitably emotional moment of saying goodbye to your kids on the first day of class.

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Topics: church, back to school, kids and church, sunday school, children and God

Talking to Kids about God: 7 Things Every Parent Should Know

Posted by The Episcopal Church on Aug 1, 2014 1:20:00 PM

Kids ask questions all the time — and sometimes they ask the big questions. Has the “God question” ever stumped you? This free guide is full of essential tips and tricks that make talking about God easy. Download the full guide here.

“Will my cat go to heaven?” “Who are God’s parents?” “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Kids can ask some pretty big questions that may leave you, well, tongue-tied. We get it: talking about God can seem like a pretty daunting task. Maybe you feel too busy to give a proper answer. Maybe you’re not even sure what you think about God yourself. Or perhaps you’re just afraid of saying the wrong thing.

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Topics: kids and church, children and God, teaching kids to pray

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