Laying Biblical Foundations

07.11.18 | Weekly Article | by Renee Blain

    I was raised in a Christian home and introduced to the love of Jesus at an early age. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was six years old and was baptized shortly thereafter. My parents’ marriage came to an end when I was eight - an event with lasting impacts. That drastic change in my life actually pushed me towards a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father.

    I’m so grateful for the foundation that was laid for me by my family. I learned from an early age how God is my rock and my comfort! He is the “LIFTER OF MY HEAD.” As I grew into my adult years and felt the call of God on my life to invest in the lives of children, I quickly could see how God was going to use my early years of trusting in Him to point young children to do the same. 

    Oftentimes when we talk of our salvation story, those of us who have known Jesus since our childhood might believe that our testimonies have less of an impact. However, I’ve come to believe the opposite to be true! Having known Jesus for so long offers me more opportunities to point to His faithfulness. What an honor for me to know that as I invest in the lives of preschoolers, I am able to use my testimony to point others to a loving Father who will never leave them nor forsake them.

    As Christians, we have the responsibility to lay the same foundation for children. In the Preschool and Children’s Ministries at FBCN, we have the opportunity to point children to the Gospel. As our ministries grow, the need for volunteers also grows. Would you consider being a part of our Children’s Ministry or Preschool Ministry team that reaches out weekly to young children? Your story can make an eternal impact for the Kingdom.

    You do not have to be an expert or theologically trained to work with these kids. You just need to have a heart for seeing children know and grow in Christ. We will help you with training and give you the tools that you need to impact children for Christ. Contact Renee Blain at or call 239-596-8600 ext. 351.


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