Middle School

Middle school children are capable of logical reasoning. They have more complex attitudes and skills. Relationships become extremely important. Positive role modeling is critical at this age. Our purpose should be to provide a healthy, loving environment. This environment should reinforce a sense of trust and independence and recognize the child’s need for self-awareness self-confidence, self-expression and self-appreciation. Children feel empowered when they view themselves as significant human beings and perceive that others see them that way, too. Kids of this age, if given an allowance, could be encouraged to use percentage giving as an expression of their gratitude to God.
Research reinforces the profound truth that if you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people’s lives while they are young. Lifelong habits, values, beliefs and attitudes are formed before the age of 13. A stewardship principle that could be nurtured by this age is one of regular, weekly giving.
Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions.
If you connect with children today, effectively teaching them biblical principles and foundations from the start, then you will see the fruit of that effort blossoms for decades to come. The more diligent we are in these efforts the more prodigious a harvest we will reap. Alternatively, the more lackadaisical we choose to be in our effort to raise children as moral and spiritual champions, the less healthy the church and society will be.
Next Week’s Article: The Role of the Parent
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Stewardship Chairperson