The mission of Young Child Ministries is to assist families with young children in developing a balanced understanding of the Biblical principles of child rearing and child guidance. We seek to do this with a focus on the development of the whole child: Mentally, physically and spiritually, through the use of Biblical texts, nature, proven authors, child development research and practices, techniques and tips.
Three scriptural verses on which this mission leans upon gives instruction to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33, KJV), teach the words of Holy Script “diligently unto thy children” (Deuteronomy 6:7), and to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6).
To these admonitions, we add that “True education… has to do with the whole being… It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers” (White, 1903/2002, Ed., p. 13, ¶1). Such harmonious development is found in the study of God’s law, the Bible, nature, service to others and “useful occupation” (White, 1903/2002, Ed., p. 21, ¶3). Hence, the “first object of education is to direct our minds” and those of our children to God’s revelation of Himself (Matthew 6:22; Psalms 111:10; Proverbs 9:10; White, 1903/2002, Ed., p. 16, ¶4).
Enjoy the learning; enjoy the parenting.