During this section, your family will reflect on the important points of the teaching and create something to respond to what God is teaching you about how to GROW. For tonight’s activity, you will need:
-Canvas -Paint Marker
-Paint -Brush Markers
-Paint Brush -Paint Smock
Tonight you are creating a Spiritual Family Tree to consider the many people who God has brought into the spiritual heritage of your family.
Begin by using the paint marker to draw the outline of a tree on your canvas. You can use the paint marker or other colors to fill in the trunk of your tree.
Dump your paint colors onto the paper plate and lightly dip your finger into it. Then place your painted finger onto one limb of the tree to create a leaf. When it dries, use the brush marker to write your name on the leaf. Have every family member pick a color of paint that they will use to add a “leaf” to your spiritual family tree.
Talk about important people, locations, or events that have helped GROW your faith story as a family. For each person or event, add another “leaf” to the tree and write down its name. Continue to talk about people who have been impacted by your family’s Christian faith.
Have you introduced anyone to God and they became Christians?
Have you helped provide comfort for people in need?
Have you shown God’s kindness to people in your school or neighborhood?
For each question, create new “leaves” on the tree and write their name down.
Look at how big your spiritual family is! Each one of these “leaves” has played a role in helping to GROW your Christian faith. Do you think all of these people know how important they are to you and your family? Think about your life as part of this massive “mustard seed” type tree that makes up the kingdom of God. You might not feel super important, but God has given you have a major part to play in God’s plans!