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Leadership Garden for Christ

Today I started a new program with the children, Leadership Garden Legacy. First thing I had the children do was tape a picture of them to Leadership Garden Journal to make a cover for their notebook.
Leadership Garden
Then we listened to the audio book (mp3 download file) of Growing My Leadership Garden. The first chapter introduced a sheep named Hugh and it was titled Leadership Garden.

As I was reading the chapter the night before and preparing the lesson  for today, I was prayfully looking for words in the story that I could find a verse for or apply to the Bible. Here are some words that popped out at me and I chose to focus on: Fruit, Weeds, Sheep. 

Sheep~Hugh is a sheep and is lost. We were once lost and now we are the people/sheep of His pasture.  Psalm 95:7 Good News Translation~He is our God; we are the people he cares for, the flock for which he provides.
Fruit~ In order to be good leaders for Christ we need to live out the fruits of the Spirit that are found in Galatians 5:22-23~love, joy, peace, self-control, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and forbearance.
Weeds~ As the book said we need to pull weeds from our Leadership Garden. The children learned that their thoughts, behavior, and feelings are like seeds growing in their Leadership Garden. Negative thoughts, behavior, and feeling are like ‘weeds’ that will lead them in the wrong direction and need to be pulled. We need to plant and cultivate good seeds in our Leadership Garden.  I also added that we belong to Christ and therefore need to pull any weeds that will hinder our relationship with him.  We are His sheep.

There are questions at the end of the chapter and we went through those. Then I had them make a tree or plant and write the fruits of the Spirit on or around the tree/plant.
Fruits of the Spirit
The children enjoyed the story and the activities.

To clarify, I added the Biblical Application.  I love that one of the main characters is a sheep, this makes it easier to connect it to God’s Word.

2 comments

  1. I like the ideas you came up with to bring biblical application to this book set. Good idea. :)

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  2. Thank you! I had fun and it was great for me with doing this ahead of time. I enjoyed the challenge of finding verses that fit the chapters, looking for key words, and such.

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