Bishop Terence M. Sykes
is the founder and Sr.
Pastor of Shekijah
Preparation Assembly.
He is an anointed vessel
of the Lord who has a
God-inspired vision and
Word for God's people. Bishop
Sykes is also an anointed musician,
composer, and singer who helps to
usher in the Presence ofthe Lord.
Evangelist ShereƩ S.
Sykes is the Co-Pastor of
Shekijah Preparation
Assembly. She is an
anointed vessel of the
Lord who has a
God-inspired Word for
God's people. Co-Pastor Sykes is
highly anointed in the ministry of
prayer and also ministers in song to
God's people.
MONTH OF MAY BIRTHDAYS
1. Malinda Jenkins
2. Dexter Jackson
3. Bessie Wharton
4. Da’Bora White
5. Tiffany Amanetu
6. Michael Amanetu
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Prayer Strategy 101
2. Essentials for Today’s Youth
3. Overcoming Stress
4. “That’ll Preach”
"TO KNOW GOD AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN"
SPA NEWS
  1. Make a point to talk about God aloud.  Let your children "catch" you talking to God or reading your word.  Live out loud about God, let them see and hear you casting your cares upon the Lord!
  2. Play some Christian based music and explain the songs to them, and the reason you are singing them.
  3. Do a biblical scavenger hunt (for youth that are able to read).
  4. Buy or make a chalkboard and have a family verse for the week posted for everyone to see, and rehearse at dinner time or everytime they or you walk past the sign.
  5. Complete the R.E.A.L. Quarantine Packet (...sent to all parents via the "Remind" app).
  6. Read Bible stories at dinner time and talk about the "message" of the story.
  7. Complete crafts that are related to scriptures (Pinterest has soooo many of them).
  8. Older youth: help them create their own "I AM" confessions.
 
Alright parents, I challenge you this week, to continue your teachings, start teaching, or spice up your teaching.  So we can keep God in the forefront of our children’s mind daily and weekly, not just for the quarantine, but everyday.  It is our responsibility to make sure they know God, and we have to be intentional and also consistent. 
 
I can’t wait to see how many families complete the R.E.A.L. Quarantine Packet, when we all make it back home to 104 Fleetwood Drive!
 
Keeping it R.E.A.L.!

Hello R.E.A.L. parents! These are some crazy times that we are praying and praising through!  So we are in our "little sanctuaries" due to God scattering us to our homes.  Now we are faced, as parents, with doing everything from home; working, praying, praising, and now... teaching our children their academic subjects. But also, we fine ourselves now responsible for their spiritual growth, as well. However, as a parent (and especially a Christian parent) this should not be new... or is it????
 
We can become very comfortable with the different structures, routines, and systems we put in place, or that have been put in place, to make our lives easier and more productive and functioning.  This quarantine has sort of shifted some things, especially our usual "go to’s" for dinner, shopping, grooming, and even our spiritual growth and the spiritual growth of our children. 
 
Well, now that everyone is at home for a while, we cannot forget, that biblically, spiritual growth for our families, especially our children, started at home. God spells it out in Deuteronomy 11:19, 20 that as parents, it is our responsibility to keep God at the forefront of our children’s minds by talking about God at dinner time, or while taking a stroll on the street, and they should see it manifested in their homes posted everywhere.  It was, and still is, the parent’s responsibility to keep God at the forefront of their children's minds.
 
Just like every non-teaching parent, who is now having to "home-school" their children alongside the teachers, it might be difficult to adjust to now having to be the Sunday School teacher and the Bible Study teacher for your children as well.
 
So, I am here to let you know that I have been thinking about this alot.  How can I partner alongside these R.E.A.L. parents as they get back to the basics of keeping God in the forefront of their children’s minds intentionally and frequently? I have made a list of several practical and creative ways you can either get started or add to what you have already started.  I am here to stir us up to good works of training our children up in the way they should go. We do not want to be like Judges 2:10, in which there was a whole generation that did not know God due to a previous generation forgetting to teach and talk about God. So, we are not going to let this happen during the quarantine. I, along with the R.E.A.L. ministry staff, will partner with you while together, we teach and train our children from home.
 
Here are some practical and creative ways to keep your children and youth engaged and conscious of God weekly or even daily:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Essentials For Today's Youth
by Minister Samantha Carter | R.E.A.L. Superintendent
(Ready Equipped Anointed Leaders)
 
 
SHEKIJAH CELEBRATES 33 YEARS (MAY 2020)
Shekijah Preparation Assembly
104 Fleetwood Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 237-7721 (SPA1)
contact-us@shekijah.org
www.shekijah.org
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Last updated: May 19, 2020