Have you ever struggled to explain something to your kids? I sure have. I was driving down the road with my daughter one day when the subject of yodeling came up. Yes, yodeling. Don't ask me how. It was just one of those random things.
Finally my daughter asked, "Hey, dad, what is yodeling?"
"Well," I said, "it's like singing, I guess, but not really. It's kind of, um, well, yodeling." Brilliant, I know.
The fact is I could identify yodeling when I saw it, but I didn't know how to describe it in a way my daughter would understand. No great loss, I’m sure.
However, just a few months later, I was driving down the road with the same daughter in the same car when she said, “Dad, I’m ready to get baptized.”
Suddenly the stakes were a little higher than the yodeling conversation. I knew how I responded in that moment was a big deal. Fortunately, we’d just been to KidSplash, and I had the language to talk to my daughter about the most important decision of her life.
At our first KidSplash in 2009 we had a Dad who shared some of the same anxiety over talking to his kids about faith. He said, “I get this whole relationship with God thing for myself, but I just don’t have the words, I don’t have the language to explain it to my kids.”
We created KidSplash to give parents the words. At KidSplash, families will experience a dynamic presentation of the story of God’s love told in a way they’ll never forget, and parents will walk away with the tools to keep the conversation going at home.
So if your elementary child is asking questions about baptism or if you just want to get the conversation started, KidSplash is the place to go. We won’t teach you much about yodeling, but we will equip you to have the conversations that count.
Our next KidSplash event is Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 P.M. in Building C at the Harrodsburg Road Campus
. If you’d like to come, just e-mail Wende