What the Bible Says about Teamwork

It’s tempting to do everything by yourself. As parents, we like to make lists and schedules and sometimes it’s easier to discourage help from family and friends. But this also means that we bear all the burden on our shoulders. The Bible says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up…” (Eccles 4:9-12 NIV). Teamwork is the key to success in many things, which is why it is so important that you teach your children the value of working together.

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Why is Teamwork Important?

Simply put, teamwork makes accomplishments more probable and more satisfying. When a group of people come together for a common task, whether it’s a school project, a band or a sports team, synergy occurs. The sum is greater than its parts and teamwork can minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths through the efforts of the team. If nothing else, working with others can be a fun and interesting collaborative experience.

Teaching Teamwork to your Children

As your children grow, they need to learn certain basics in life, such as how to do laundry, how to cook, how to use a computer and how to work well on a team. Being in school will likely teach them the value of teamwork, but don’t miss out on opportunities at home. Instead of cleaning the house by yourself, make a list of things that need doing, separate them into “easy” and “difficult” jobs and have everyone in the family pick from each side. Turn on some upbeat music and enjoy the task. Not only will chores get finished faster, but you will bond over a seemingly tedious job.

Parents often teach their children more by their actions than by their words. Show your children the value of teamwork and teach your kids to live by the word of the Bible and love one another every day. For information about financial aid for private school, please contact CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes at (702) 939-5050.

Teaching Children the Importance of the Cross

It can be difficult for children to fully understand and appreciate the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross and the significance of that sacrifice. Although it can be intimidating to talk about death with young children, especially one so gruesome and difficult as the one Jesus faced, it’s still important for children to understand the importance of the Cross from an early age. Here are a few ways you can emphasize to your children the importance and meaning of the Cross.

parents should teach their children the importance of the cross

Start With the Basics

Read with your child some important passages from the Bible that deal with the crucifixion of Jesus. Then you can ask your child to repeat the story back to you. This will give you a better understanding of what your child understands of the crucifixion and what they might need further explained to them.

It’s Okay to be Sad

Your child may have strong feelings surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Be open with them about your own feelings and let them know it’s okay to be sad about Jesus’ death. Encourage them to share their feelings with you and make sure to offer a warm shoulder to cry on if their emotions are high.

Refocus on Heaven and The Afterlife

It can be helpful, with such a sad and difficult topic, to turn the focus towards Heaven and the hope of seeing Jesus in the afterlife. Even as Jesus was facing the most difficult of trials, he turned to the criminal next to him and said, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43 NIV). It is that hope and promise that will help your children understand the reason behind the incredible sacrifice of Jesus.

Once your children understand the importance of the Cross and the sacrifices that Jesus has to make, they will further their understanding and love for God. Find out how you can send your child to one of the best private Christian schools in Las Vegas, CornerStone Christian Academy & Tykes. Give us a call at (702) 939-5050 to schedule a tour.