Kids & Money

Money is a sensitive issue, but an important one. How can churches equip parents to teach their kids to have a healthy relationship with money?

Money management and stewardship is an incredibly relevant issue for children. Kids are inundated 24/7 with the need to have more “stuff.”

How you spend your money shows what you value.

  • “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 ESV

Come alongside parents to teach children to be good stewards with money.

  • It’s a topic that’s not talked about much in church, but we need to start talking about it.
  • Examples include small-group studies, classes, a series in kids’ church.
  • Don’t just teach about money in a negative way—bring out the positive impact that money can have in the Kingdom.

What’s something small that you can do in the next six months to teach about stewardship?

  • Teach at special times of year like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
  • You can also teach it anytime! Work stewardship into current conversations with kids or into your classroom curriculum.

Keep it practical for kids and parents!

  • Use the 10/10/80 rule.
  • Tell stories of God doing a lot with a little.
  • Tell parents: What you model matters!

 

Thought Starters: 

  • In what ways (at church and in other places) are children in your church currently learning about money?
  • Resist the urge to overthink this topic—list five simple ways you can teach the kids’ in your programs about money in the next year.

 

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