Family Ministry

Summer Outdoor Adventures

As you and your family spend time together this summer, turn an outdoor adventure into a faith builder as you visit some of the coolest places in Memphis. Each week, visit a new Memphis location as a family and access Bellevue’s online content linking your outdoor adventure to an important biblical truth.

Fight for Your Family

Bellevue launched Fight for Your Family—a tool for families to study biblical truth according to their child’s age. We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of new content! Here you now have access to age-specific resources.

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KidVue Worship

Sundays 9:15 and 11:00 am
Located in: Fellowship Hall

Children Pre-K4–3rd grade are invited to participate in KidVue Worship and one of our children’s Life Group sessions to complete their Worship experience.

KidVue Worship includes age-appropriate praise music, Bible lessons, table activities and more. We have an entire team ready to lead your child in Worship and teach them how worthy our Lord is to be praised.

If you have questions or would like more information about our KidVue Worship, email our Children’s Ministry.

KidVue Online

Join Avery and her furry friend, Elvis, for a new season of KidVue. We are so excited to explore more of God’s Word with you this season!

kidvue.org
www.YouTube.com/kidvue

Game Changer

The #1 predictor of a spiritually healthy young adult is “the child regularly read their Bible while growing up.”* We invite you, as parents, to learn ways to help your child(ren) foster a love of Scripture at a young age. We will equip you with tools to lead spiritually in your household through prayer, selecting a Bible, choosing a Bible reading plan, and much more. Fight for your family by prioritizing time in God’s Word daily.

If you have questions or would like to speak to a member of our Family Ministry team, text “Family” to 901901, call 901-347-5740 or email us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

The why and how of Fight for Your Family

Listen to Mrs. Donna’s encouragement as she spoke at a recent Parent Rally. She speaks to:

  • Inspiration from the book of Nehemiah.
  • Making Disciples within your family.
  • Teaching biblical truth to your kids.
  • Enlisting prayer partners.
  • Culture’s attempts to intimidate families.
  • Social media’s impact.
  • How our brains can be renewed.
  • Bellevue’s role in your discipleship efforts.

Questions and answers

Why is now the time to fight?
  • Kids spend so much time online that a new term, “screen discipleship,” has evolved.
  • Parents, not screens, should be the primary disciple makers in their kids’ lives (Deuteronomy 6).
  • Satan is out to devour by confusing truth and exposing children to immorality and cyberbullying (1 Peter 5:8).
  • Discipleship is needed for children to continue to follow Jesus into their adult years.
  • A LifeWay study found that kids reading God’s Word produce the most fruit.
  • 2,000 Protestant parents ranked the spiritual condition of their young adult children and shared insight about their childhood. Click here to view their feedback regarding things that made a difference. (This resource was provided by LifeWay.)
What "weapons" will I receive?

Download the Battle Plans above to utilize our easy-to-teach guides on how to explain each biblical truth to your child in an age-appropriate manner.

How can I print the weekly Battle Plans?
  1. Using Safari, click into the week you want to print (Week 1: Creation; Week 2: God; etc.).
  2. Open the curriculum drop downs you would like to print.
  3. If using a Mac, click File > Print. You can also follow the path File > Save as PDF, and then print the PDF if you would prefer!
How can parents prepare for this 10-week journey?
  1. First, please register to join us on this journey. Registration ensures that you receive access to each available resource.
  2. Begin praying now that the heart(s) of your child(ren) will be open to the truth of God’s Word (Proverbs 30:5).
  3. Schedule one night a week for a family meal for the next 10 weeks.
  4. Parents, connect in a Life Group. Visit bellevue.org/life-groups to get connected in you are not already.
How can grandparents join the fight?

Grandparents can play two key roles in the spiritual formation of the next generation.

First, do everything possible to help your adult sons or daughters effectively disciple your grandkids. During the 10-weeks of “Fight for Your Family” they will be discussing the “Battle Plan” (biblical content) over a weekly family meal.  

  • Commit to pray for their discipleship efforts.
  • Remind them of how proud you are of their efforts as parents.
  • Download/view each week’s “Battle Plan” for awareness of what is being taught.
  • Offer help on family meal days such as pick up kids from school or cook the meal.
  • Give them a couple of restaurant gift cards for their busier family meal nights.
  • Contact them throughout the 10-weeks to ask what they are learning as parents. Be sensitive as to how much interaction your adult son or daughter desires.
  • Encourage and reward their efforts by offering to keep the kids so they can enjoy a night/weekend off.

Second, engage your grandchild(ren) during the 10-weeks of "Fight for Your Family".

  • Pray the heart(s) of your grandchild(ren) will be open to the truth of God’s Word (Proverbs 30:5).
  • Given permission from the parents, contact your grandchild(ren) in-person or digitally throughout the 10-weeks asking them what they are learning.
  • If grandchild(ren) live close by, or with you, consider completing the “Live it Out” section with them.
  • Take them out for ice cream and share your testimony.
  • Show them your Bible and tell them how you spend time with the Lord.
  • Encourage your grandchild(ren) all along the rewarding their steps toward the Lord.
  • Create a celebration grandparent event to take place when they complete the 10-weeks.

Although you may or may not be engaged in a vocation business, your “family business” as grandparents is to encourage and support the faith of the next generation. For additional ideas or to be in community with other grandparents, contact Bellevue’s Senior Adult Pastor, Sam McElroy at 901-347-5460.

What if I miss a week?

No worries. Simply pick back up where you left off and start your family's journey again!

Who can I contact with more questions?

Call Bellevue’s Family Ministry at (901) 347-5751 or email adultministry@bellevue.org.