Parents, God has given you a committed partner in Brook Hills Kids. One of the many ways we partner with you is by providing or pointing you to resources that will help develop the Christian faith and life of your child. If there is something you need that’s not here, let us know. Check back as we add resources periodically.
Faith and Baptism
Need help answering your children’s questions about faith & baptism? We’d love to help you!
The Gospel is for children! It is easy for boys and girls to grasp the meaning of sin. When expressed in a way they understand, children can see the fierce opposition between sin and a Holy God. They definitely get the concept of a penalty. Even comprehending Jesus as our substitute is within a child’s reach. And more than any other time in life, boys and girls can certainly believe.
One of the greatest privileges we as Christian parents have is leading our children to faith in Jesus Christ. But we are also aware that this may cause some anxiety. Concerns about timing and depth of understanding are common. If your child indicates a desire to place his or her faith in Jesus Christ, and you’d like some guidance, please contact us. It will be our joy to be part of this with you. In the same way, if your child approaches us expressing a desire to trust Christ, we will connect with you, the parents, as early as we can to bring you into the discussion.
Baptism is a significant and memorable step for any believer. It’s also a powerful and visible portrait of the Gospel celebrated often in our main worship gatherings. When the time comes and your child approaches you about baptism or your child approaches us, let’s reach out to one another. We’ll meet together with you and your child and provide helpful material for you and your child to prepare for next steps.
We all live from the inside out. What’s inside eventually shows itself outside. Jesus said, “The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil” (Matthew 12:35). What’s the “good treasure” and how do we get it stored up inside? The good treasure is tested, enduring, and certified true; it is of course God’s Word.
“The law of the Lord is perfect . . . more to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward” (Psalm 19: 7, 10-11).
King Solomon agrees when he wrote, “My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you . . . bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 7:1,3). Writing His Word on the hearts of His people has been and still is God’s intention. To that point, hear the clarity in these passages: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart” and “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul (Deuteronomy 6:6 and 11:18). Also, from the Book of Colossians, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (3:16).
Scripture is brimming with verses like these that tell us God desires His Word to reside in the hearts of His people. There, in the heart, is where it does its best life-transforming work. Even more important than transformation is the formation of the heart and that is best done early, with children. That is why Brook Hills Kids makes a big deal about Bible memory, working hard to make it fun and effective. We invite parents to partner with us by modeling and encouraging Bible memory at home.