One of the things we do at COCUSA is partner with parents just like you to help your kids grown spiritually. We love to help parents teach their kids about God through Bible stories, prayer, and devotions. Every Wednesday morning at Camp, we share the Gospel message - the ultimate story of how Jesus rescued us from sin and death. If you've ever wanted to teach your kids about God, but didn't know where to start, here's the 3 short and simple methods we use at Camp for sharing the Good News.
The Wordless Book
The Wordless Book from Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) uses 5 different colored pages to tell the Gospel story. As you probably guessed, the book doesn't have any words, which makes the Wordless Book a great tool for every age. The first page is Gold which reminds us of heaven and God's glory. Even though we were created to be with God, we are separated from him by our sin. The Dark page reminds us of our sin that keeps us from enjoying happy, eternal life with God. The Red page reminds us of Jesus' blood, which paid the price for our sin. The Clean page reminds us that we are washed clean of our sin through Jesus' death and resurrection. The Green page reminds us that since God has made us new, we are to grow to become more like him. Check out each of the links to see a full explanation of each page along with related Scripture references.
The Bridge to Life
The Bridge to Life is an evangelism tool developed by the Navigators. This Gospel sharing method is great for sharing the Good News concisely and visually - anyone can draw the picture on a napkin and tell the story in just a couple minutes. We all find ourselves on one side of a canyon. On the other side of the canyone is God, who has peace, forgiveness, and abundant life. We are separated from God because of our sin and rebellion with no hope to ever cross over to God on our own. Jesus death on the cross in our place and his resurrection from the dead serve as a bridge from us to God. Jesus stands in the gap to let us cross over from death to life. Check out the link for a full explanation and illustration of the Bridge.
The Gospel Journey (or Life in 6 Words)
The Gospel Journey (aka "Life in 6 Words") tells the whole story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. This method uses the word "G.O.S.P.E.L." as an acronym to share the Good News. "G" - God created us to be with him. "O" - our sin separates us from God. "S" - sin cannot be removed by good deeds. "P" - paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again. "E" - everone who trusts in Jesus alone has eternal life. "L" - Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever. Lifein6words.com has a great video from hip-hop artists Propoganda that creatively tells the story of the Gospel Journey.
You can use any of these methods to share the Good News with your kids. You can also adapt each of these Gospel presentations to any age, so use them at the office, with your neighbors, and with anyone you meet.