Being a Servant at Christmas

Sometimes children believe that the whole world revolves around them. Parents, at times, contribute to a child-centered mentality and further reinforce this misconception. Kids can get the impression that parents, siblings, and even the family pets are there simply to make them happy. The result is demandingness and an unpleasant attitude.

One of the ways to counteract this tendency is to teach children to be servants and Christmas is a great time to start. Planning and giving gifts, preparing food treats for others, setting the table, and cleaning up Christmas messes are all ways to demonstrate servanthood. You might have your children take turns giving out the gifts that are under the tree instead of just finding their own and opening them up.

Listening to others, watching family members open gifts, saying thank you, sharing, and looking for ways to help are all ideas for kids to demonstrate a servant attitude at Christmastime.

Use the word "servant" and teach children about its positive meaning in life. Talk about how being a servant is really a gift to others. After all, Jesus became a servant by becoming a man and coming to earth as our Savior (Philippians 2:5).

What are some things you've done to teach your children about servanthood?

Milan Tomic

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  1. In our church's children's church (5 and under) (sermon time) and nursery, we have a schedule posted that enlists our congregation's children ages 6 and up to serve the membership, by assisting the adult teacher in the lessons, passing out papers, reading the bible story, escorting younger kids to the restroom, etc..

    In nursery the elementary age children are taught to serve in the nursery by playing with toddlers and infants (supervised by adults of course) we talk about the priviledge of serving our great GOD by helping the parents who are listening to the sermon etc... we explain it all with the foundation being "christians serve" and give the glory to our GOD... it's turning out to be a great program and the kids all look forward to their time to serve :) great topic!