You CAN Tell The Children
Episode 12 - Why do you talk to God? with Meredith Steidler

Episode 12 - Why do you talk to God? with Meredith Steidler

September 21, 2021

'How do we talk to God?' Our children are curious about prayer and have lots of ideas of what prayer is. Our Bible2School team member, Meredith Steidler, loves to introduce children to prayer with fun and engaging ways they really connect with. Ready to hear Meredith's fun tips on introducing a child to prayer? Let's go....

MEREDITH STEIDLER is a wife and mom to 3 kiddos ages 12, 10 and 9. She adores waterfalls and sunsets, kayaking, running, biking and reading - anything that gets her closer to the beauty of God’s amazing creation. She also loves coffee and morning quiet time with Jesus. Meredith works part time for a financial adviser and directs Bible2School for two schools in the Manheim Township School District (Lancaster, PA).

Resources For You:
James 5:13-16
Folding a paper airplane
Philippians 4:6
Manheim township Bible2School

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Religious Freedoms in our public schools with Matt Sharp, Alliance Defending Freedom

Religious Freedoms in our public schools with Matt Sharp, Alliance Defending Freedom

September 14, 2021

Did you ever wonder what religious liberties your child has when sharing and living out their faith at school? It can be difficult to know where the legal lines are. Today we’re talking with Matt Sharp, Senior Council with Alliance Defending Freedom, as he unpacks the legalities behind ‘Speak, Meet, and Equal Treatment.’ Ready to hear some practical and actionable advice on our children’s religious freedoms? Let's go....

MATT SHARP serves as Senior Counsel and State Government Relations National Director with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on state and local legislative matters.
Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has authored federal and state legislation, regularly provides testimony and legal analysis on how proposed legislation will impact constitutional freedoms, and advises governors, legislators, and state and national policy organizations on the importance of laws and policies that protect First Amendment rights. He has testified before the United States Congress on the importance of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Sharp has also worked on important cases advancing religious freedom and free speech. He has won cases upholding the rights of students to form religious clubs, invite classmates to church, and even perform a religious song at a school talent show. He authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members asking the Court to uphold students’ right to privacy against government intrusion.
Sharp earned his J.D. in 2006 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. A member of the bar in Georgia and Tennessee, he is also admitted to practice in several federal courts.

Resources For You:
Alliance Defending Freedom (Religious Freedom Resources)
Alliance Defending Freedom

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Episode 10 - Growing Faith Through School Sports with Justin Kleiner, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Episode 10 - Growing Faith Through School Sports with Justin Kleiner, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

September 7, 2021

Score! From participating in youth leagues to watching sports heroes on TV, sports of all varieties can have an influence in our child's lives. Today we're talking with Justin Kleiner from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, whose mission is sharing Jesus through sports. Ready to hear how we can use the playing field as a mission field in our public schools? Let's go....

JUSTIN KLEINER is a Multi-Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He oversees eight counties in South Central Pennsylvania. Throughout his life, he has been greatly impacted by many coaches he had growing up, with the most influential one being his father, both on and off the field.

While growing up, he competed in numerous sports. His favorite was soccer, which he played into my college years until a knee injury ended his career. He has always had a passion for sports and knows the impact that athletics can have on someone's life. He is now able to combine this passion with the opportunity to build a strong, Godly foundation built on Biblical truths in the lives of young men and women through FCA.

Resources For You:
FCA
FCA Resources - devotionals, bible studies, videos, logos and all kinds of stuff that our student leaders, coaches and staff use

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Episode 9 - Building A Healthy Support System for Children

Episode 9 - Building A Healthy Support System for Children

August 31, 2021

Today we’re diving into a topic that will help support children of all ages. Building a healthy adult support system for your child is so impactful as they grow and stretch their faith through different seasons of their life. Who is invested in your child’s life (and who would they say is important to them)?

Ready to pick up some practical tips on building a support system for the child in your life? Let's go....

Resources For You:
Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara E Powell and Dr. Chap Clark

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Episode  8 - Traffic Lights & Prayer

Episode 8 - Traffic Lights & Prayer

August 24, 2021

Are the kids in your life asking lots of questions with school around the corner, like who is my teacher? Are my friends in my class? Will school be hard or easy? When kids pray over these questions, they also want to know if God will answer their prayers. Today, Bible2School teacher Marie Good shares how she uses a traffic light to teach children about prayer and how God answers. Ready to hear her practical prayer lesson? Let's go!

MARIE GOOD is an experienced Bible2School teacher and mom. She lives in Manheim, PA with her husband, three adult children, and daughter-in-law. Marie loves the open door and opportunity Bible2School offers to tell children they are valued and God loves them.

Resources:
Story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis: The promise given in Genesis 15, The promise fulfilled in Genesis 21
Psalm 38:15
Bible2School

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Episode 7 - Bible Songs & Kids with Lisa Landis, Kids Cookie Break Radio Host

Episode 7 - Bible Songs & Kids with Lisa Landis, Kids Cookie Break Radio Host

August 17, 2021

Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head? Maybe you're a musical learner and anything set to music is memorable for you. Today we'll explore how music can be used to introduce children to Jesus in a fun and memorable way with our guest, Lisa Landis, host of The Kid's Cookie Break on WJTL, 90.3FM. Ready to add some fun, Biblical songs to your playlist? Let's go....

LISA LANDIS hosts the Afternoon Drive 3-7pm on FM 90.3 WJTL. She is also the creator & host of The Kids Cookie Break heard Saturday mornings 9-noon on WJTL and Wednesday nights 7-8p on Jump 105.3 FM Pittsburgh. KCB aims to educate, empower and entertain kids of all ages. Lisa is also a commercial voice over artist for WGAL-TV. When she's not working, or zipping around in the KCB Cookie Car, you will find Lisa hanging with her husband John (and sometimes 23-year-old son Alex) watching movies (or British Television), volunteering at church and Historic Rockford, visiting favorite shops and restaurants downtown Lancaster, gardening, cooking, and/or working on restoring a late 19th century mill.

Resources For You:
Slugs and Bugs
Colin Buchanan
ApologetiX
Veggie Tales
Steven Courtney
Phredd
Kids Cookie Break
WJTL

Favorite KCB Bible/scripture memory songs:
In the Belly of the Whale - Newsboys
Fruit of the Spirit - Uncle Charlie
Old Testament (aka Ice Cream Song) - Phil Joel
Old Testament Song - Slugs and Bugs
New Testament Song - Slugs and Bugs
Floating Zoo - Phredd
Baa! We're Lambs - ApologetiX
Not Logs Lincoln - ApologetiX
In The Beginning - The Donut Man

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Episode 6 - A Talk about Intentionality with Movie Producer Alex Kendrick

Episode 6 - A Talk about Intentionality with Movie Producer Alex Kendrick

August 10, 2021

Who loves when a good intention is followed through and we see the result of our efforts? We all do! Today we hear from movie director Alex Kendrick and his passion to intentionally share the gospel with everyone , especially the kids in our circle of influence. Alex feels intentionally sharing the hope of Jesus is so important for children and he'll us give some practical ways to do that. Ready to hear more about being intentional? Let's go....

ALEX KENDRICK has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Alex directed and co-wrote the movies OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, and FLYWHEEL. In 2021, the Kendrick Brothers have two films releasing: COURAGEOUS Legacy Edition, a remastered film with added scenes to mark the film’s 10th Anniversary; and Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER, their first feature-length documentary for which he served as an executive producer and writer.
Alex co-wrote the New York Times bestselling books The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. He has been interviewed on “Fox & Friends,” CNN, and ABC World News Tonight. Alex and his wife, Christina, live in Albany, Ga. with their six children and are active members at Sherwood Church.

Resources For You:
The Kendrick Brothers
Kendrick Brothers on Facebook
Twitter @KendrickBros
Show Me The Father
Courageous Legacy

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Episode 5 - Why Tell Them? Kori Pennypacker, CEO of Bible2School

Episode 5 - Why Tell Them? Kori Pennypacker, CEO of Bible2School

August 3, 2021

Today we'll hear about a group of of world changers who saw a need in their community and responded in a way that has impacted generations! Spoiler alert - they told children about Jesus. We'll also hear the three spiritual questions every child wants to know the answer to. Ready to hear why we are telling the children? Let's go...

LEE NIENHUIS is an author and passionate Bible teacher. She is on the national speaking team for Moms in Prayer International and the Co-host of The Martha and Mary Show. Her books, Brave Moms, Brave Kids (2018) and Countercultural Parenting (2020), published by Harvest House, have helped countless parents gain a biblical perspective on parenting a godly and countercultural generation. Lee’s writing and speaking have been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast and magazine; True Woman; Proverbs 31, Hearts at Home, Iron Sharpens Iron conferences; GEMS Girls Clubs; and American Heritage Girls. Lee shares a dynamic vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Lee is an inductive Bible study teacher who leads a Bible training program for Women’s Ministry leaders in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. While she travels extensively, home is her favorite place to be.
Lee and her husband, Mike, have been married 22 years. They have four great kids and live at Grace Adventures, a Christian Camp and Conference Center in West Michigan where her husband serves as the Director of Facilities and Maintenance for three campuses. Mike and Lee have four great kids who make her need Jesus. Lee loves hot cups of coffee, laughing till her sides ache, and Jesus. 

Resources For You: Lee Nienhuis
Josiah's narrative in 2 Chronicles 34
Hardwired to Connect

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Episode 4 - Teaching Kids about God’s Instruction - A Practical Lesson

Episode 4 - Teaching Kids about God’s Instruction - A Practical Lesson

July 27, 2021

We want to impart to our children just how important it is to study God's Word, to listen to what He says, to be as David said, "hiding it in our hearts." We want them to have the same love for God's Word and the same vibrancy in their faith that we have. So how can we introduce the Bible to our children? Let's go....

Resources For You:
Timothy 3:16-17

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Why Start with Prayer? with Barb Cole from Moms In Prayer International

Why Start with Prayer? with Barb Cole from Moms In Prayer International

July 20, 2021

God loves the children in our life more than we do, and praying for them is one of the most important things we can do as a parent or caregiver. Today we explore how prayer can be strategic, proactive, and powerful in a group. Ready to learn why we should we start with prayer? Let's go....

BARB COLE serves as the Mid-Atlantic Division Coordinator for Mom's In Prayer, a ministry that gathers moms locally to pray for one hour each week for their children and the school they attend.

Barb and her husband, Ken, live in south central Pennsylvania and have been married for 45 years. They have two grown sons, two daughters-in-love, and four grandchildren. Barb is currently serving in a local Dinner Church known as Common Ground. She enjoys reading, mentoring women and children in their Christian faith, and praying for her grown children and grandchildren.

Resources For You:
Moms In Prayer
Matthew 7:7
1 Samuel 18:1
Psalm 25:4-5
Philippians 4:6-7
Contact Barb Cole

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