Creative Faith-Based Conversations for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving provides one of the best holiday opportunities for parents to pass down faith to the next generation.

I’ve been working on some great ideas to infuse faith into Thanksgiving, and I’d thought I’d share them with you.

I’ll share one  a day for the next four days.  Here’s the first.

1. First, the food: With the excitement surrounding Master Chef Junior,
kids are more excited than ever to help out in the kitchen. If your kids haven’t seen this show, you can log on and watch an episode together.

Serving together in the kitchen just might lead to a great discussion about how kids can and should have an important role in serving their local church today, not just when they “grow up.”

Sprinkle in a little talk about 1 Corinthians 12 and 13, and you have an organic home Bible study!

Include fun backstories to “secret family recipes” and why you serve certain dishes at your holiday meal.

Maybe even go really crazy and let your children plan the menu this year, (with a
little adult help and suggestions, of course.)

This was originally posted as a blog post I wrote for and can be found here:

Weekend Review: April 26-27, 2014

Usually, this is the type of post I limit to the ministry blogs for each ministry I lead.  I wanted to get this out here as well.  You can see what we taught our preteens and middle schoolers this week.  Then, to keep up on these teachings and other bits of fun and practical information, you can follow the ministry specific blogs:


If you’d like to see a copy of the presentation from this weekend’s lesson on John 11, follow this link:

If you’d like to see the teaching notes that go with the presentation, follow this link:

My hope is that sharing these resources with you helps your family having spiritual conversations that wall this weekend’s teaching into your everyday life with your child(ren)!


fifty-six Blog (for the 5th-6th grade student ministry of Mount Pleasant Christian Church):

seventy8 Blog (for the 7th-8th grade student ministry of Mount Pleasant Christian Church):