Teaching Worldview to Kids

By Tim Barnett

This week I had the opportunity to give a chapel talk at Innova Academy. This opportunity presented two unique challenges. First, I had a young audience. Innova is currently a kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school, which means the material I presented needed to be accessible. Second, I had limited time. I had less than 15 minutes to give my talk.

To make matters worse, I was determined to talk about a substantial subject: worldview. That’s right, folks. My goal was to teach worldview to kids.

Of course, it would have been much easier if I just told a quick Bible story and wrapped up with personal application. And there would have been nothing wrong with that. However, I wanted to address a fundamental need—a need many of our students don’t even know they have. Many of our students lack a Christian worldview. But this doesn’t mean they don’t have a worldview. Everyone has a worldview. What this means is they have a non-Christian worldview that will inevitably lead to their disconnection from the church.

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