Learning from The Story
When speaking with parents that are bringing their young children to Tates Creek for the first time, or coming back after a long hiatus, I’ve heard the same phrase “we wanted to start coming back to church for the kids.” That is such an encouraging statement, and we work hard to make sure that those children learn as much as possible in Critterland (while still having lots of fun!) We had a visitor recently that was impressed with the older children in the nursery because they knew about the Bible!
Our main focus in Critterland is to always let the children know that God made them, God loves them, and that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. They have also learned during Act I and II in The Story that God will always be with them, He keeps his promises, and even if they don’t always do the right thing, God will still take care of them. I think these are important truths for adults to remember as well!