Big Kids’ Table exists to be an informative, loving perspective and to create safe, honest conversations about Kingdom identity, sexual experience and the expression of sexual desire for youth and young adults of faith.
Our Table Manners
The most beautiful moments take place at the table with food, friendship and conversation.
Everything we do comes back to the following GospeI truth:
‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins’
1 John 4:7-10
Where there is a meal shared, there is a conversation to be had.
Everybody has questions, everybody has a story. Let’s come together and explore them.
We were never meant to live alone. There is power in journeying through life, together.
As we journey together, we will ensure an openness and acceptance for all involved.
We are only as fast as the slowest eater. Everybody deserves time and space to process and that is what they will get.
Our Key Messages
Our desire is that when someone encounters our ministry, they receive the following messages:
We believe in a God that defines love, acceptance and celebration. It’s through these truths that our ministry exists.
‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’
All people have inherent value and dignity- regardless of their actions and beliefs. This truth shapes all of our conversations.
‘There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’
The act of sex and experience of sexual desire are God-given and to be fully embraced in holiness, security and without shame.
‘And [they] were both naked and were not ashamed’
‘How beautiful and pleasant you are, o loved one, with all your delights! …. I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.’
Song of Solomon 7:6,12
No question or opinion will be discouraged. They will, however, be explored.
‘“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened’
We were not made to stay still; we were made for continual development and growth. Come as you are with questions and leave as you are with direction.
‘You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.’