Kids Share, We Share

28 04 2013

By Bob Kyser, Independence, Missouri, USA

We Share picture book and resources

We Share picture book and resources

 

An awesome thing happened recently in my congregation, Good Shepherd of Kansas City, Missouri! After hearing about a new book for all ages entitled We Share, we decided to give a copy to every family with children.

Members were invited to contribute toward the cost and sign their names inside the front cover. On the Sunday when we observed Children’s Sabbath and 8-year-old Emma Stabno was baptized, we handed out 20 books. The kids were excited, the congregation was excited, and I was excited. Emma, who distributed the books, had studied We Share while preparing for confirmation.

More excitement came when our newly formed “shepherding groups” took 15 more books to the homes of children who were not present. What a blessing of caring and invitation!

The next idea to come from this book is to consider forming We Share groups for kids. Can you picture kids meeting twice a month for study, crafts, stories, and spiritual formation? Newly released lessons based on We Share for ages 3–5 and 6–11 will provide the resources. There seems to be no end to the sharing.

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