How to Create Strong Foundations: Apologetics for Kids
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
We hear a lot about the importance of teaching our kids apologetics. But do you ever wonder how? Perhaps you wonder what the word even means!
The word apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means "reasoned defense." Apologetics is simply the defense of the Christian faith.
As 1 Peter puts it, apologetics is having an answer for anyone who asks about the hope we have within us.
If our kids are going to be ready to share that truth with others, they need to first know the truth for themselves!
We've put together a list of our most popular posts on apologetics for kids to help you get started.
6 Resources to Help You Teach Apologetics for Kids
Do Your Kids Really Know What You Believe?
God has given us one command as parents, and it’s to teach His laws to our children, to “talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deuteronomy 6:6–7). It is vital that we teach our children to really know what we believe and why we know that these things are true so that we can pass on a legacy of faith for them and their children and their children's children.
5 Ways to Help Kids Stand Firm in the Faith
As Christian parents, we want our kids to build their lives on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. The day they are born is the day that your child's foundation starts being built. Every moment, lesson, truth, and mistake along the way is a brick used in building their house. We want to help them STAND FIRM and build on the Rock. In our post, 5 Ways to Help Kids Stand Firm in the Faith, we'll walk you through 5 ways that you can help your kids to build the right foundation.
Helping Your Kids Think About Scripture
If kids are going to stand firm in their faith, they MUST read the Bible themselves. So many times, we make assumptions about what the Bible says based on things we've heard in Sunday school, during sermons, or even in Christmas plays or Christian songs. We recommend that you teach your kids these 3 questions to help your kids think about scripture and see for themselves what the Bible really says.
7 False Teaching Messages & How to Battle Them
Sometimes I wonder if the world has gone crazy. Everywhere you turn, it seems like there are dangerous, false messages being spread as truth. Your kids are being exposed to these messages whether you want them to or not. As parents, we need to be prepared to fight this battle with scriptural truth. In this post, we'll talk about 7 false teaching messages your kids are likely to encounter and what the Bible has to say about the subject.
7 Things Parents Shouldn't Assume About Their Kid's Faith
We tend to make assumptions about a lot of things in life. Sometimes those assumptions work out okay, but other times they can be very harmful. Our kids’ faith is something we want to take very seriously as parents. Let’s take a look at 7 assumptions we should stop making and the practical ideas and resources you can use to help along the way.
7 Things Christian Families Should Talk Openly About
One of the most important things we can do to help our kids stay grounded in faith is to talk more. The more time we talk to really talk to our kids about the important issues in life, the more we can share with them what we believe and why we believe those things. Check out these 7 things that all Christian families should be talking about.
Foundations of Faith is a Bible study for kids and teens unlike any of our other studies. Using a family Bible study format, this parent-led study will equip you to lead discussions on difficult issues and develop a statement of faith that will be a keepsake and a teaching tool for years to come. The purpose of this study is to give you a tool to facilitate and cultivate discussion, not to tell you what to think. You'll find a list of Bible verses to ponder, helpful resources, and questions to ask as a family.