Some often asked questions coming soon!
In the meantime, you can check out these websites to help answer questions.
Got Questions Ministries
Got Questions 412teens
Got Questions Kidz
How can I help my kids understand the glory of God? by John Piper on www.desiringgod.org.
"Answers for Your Children's Christmas Questions" - by Scot Chadwick with Answers in Genesis. Questions include "who is Jesus?", "when was Jesus born?", "where was Jesus born?", and others. Answers based on Scripture; additional articles included for further study.
Does archaeology confirm Scripture? See the results of one recent dig. Article by Troy Lacey with Answers in Genesis.
(Description of how each question will be addressed when written by NETworkers TEC)
Variations of the Question: These are some variations of the main question. The same answer, for the most part, should apply to these variations as well as the main question.
A Question for a Question: Sometimes you need to ask more questions in order to pin point exactly what the child is asking. In this section you will find some extra questions that can help you verify exactly what the child is asking so that you can provide the most appropriate answer.
Behind the Curtain: This section gives some reasoning of why a child might ask this question. Sometime we think that their question is out in left field but, in reality, could be due to something we have said or that they have heard from others that they might be trying to piece together.
Short Answer: This is the simplistic version of the answer.
The Answer in Childrenese: This is the extended answer but given in a way that a child would understand, hence "children-ese". It is formatted so that a child could read the answer and understand it or so that you, the influencer, could read the response or teach it to them and they would be able to understand it.
Why Bother? This section gives some commentary on why it is important to answer the child's question. Sometimes it is easy to brush off a question because we don't see it as important or because we don't know the answer. But studies show that yesterday's children are leaving the church today because their parents and Sunday school teachers did not take their questions seriously.* If we don't know the answers, we should be willing to struggle along with our young person to search out the answer because God's truth does apply to all of life and today's children and youth need to see that.
Teach Me: If available, this section will provide some ideas or object lessons for teaching this answer to kids on a level they will understand.