Jesus-Centred vs. Morality-Centred Teaching to Kids
This session explores what it looks like to continually teach about Jesus and point our kids to him, allowing morals to be a by-product of that experience. This is in contrast to a great deal of children’s teaching that emphasizes morals out of a biblical story – sometimes stretching a moral to make it fit. Jesus-centred teaching points our kids to what is the most important. And, we know, morals aren’t transformative. Only Jesus is.
Natalie Frisk worked in ministry for almost 15 years. During which time she earned a Masters in Theological Study (Biblical Studies) and began pursuit of her Doctorate in Practical Theology with an emphasis on the spiritual experience of children (in process).
While the curriculum pastor for a multisite church, Natalie published Raising Disciples: How to Make Faith Matter for Our Kids (Herald Press, 2019). She is now the Curriculum Director for RaiseUp Faith North America as she continues doing what she loves: content developing, team building, and pastorally nurturing the souls of whomever she encounters.
Natalie is married to Sam, mom to Erin, and in a close relationship with coffee. She loves Jesus with her whole heart and is a big fan of samosas.