Everything a parent needs to build on what we teach at church this week is here. You’ll find the Scripture passages, the specific pages in our children’s Bible, the teaching video, and some questions to use at home. Thanks for leading your kids into the Word of God. Read with them. Pray with them. It will matter. (Tools we use: The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible is available at the Faith@Home wall for $5. And RightNowMedia is free!)
Volunteer team-members can find lessons and other specifics by logging into Planning Center Services. Once you’ve logged in, just click the date you are serving, and you will find everything you need.
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK
In place of KidsOnMission, we will be having a family event on 3/1 called "FamiliesOnMission." This is for parents and their preschool/elementary school kids. (There will be a nursery as well.) This is going to be a great time of fun, family, and growing together as we look to equip and encourage parents in the mission God has given to them. The event will include food, a family devotional/discussion time, and a DIY building project for kids to do with their parent(s). This is a great event for families with kids between 31months and 10years old. The cost will be $7 per family. Please sign up by 2/9 by clicking here. (Note: This does mean that parents will miss their life-group on 3/1. If your group has multiple families with kids, I would encourage all of you to sign up and to connect at the FamiliesOnMission event. It will be worth it!)
There is no kids choir this week (2/1).
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Family Quote of the Week:
“Confession sends a crucial message to our children. It reminds them that, yes, my parents are imperfect, but they are deadly earnest about following Christ, about wanting to change, and about doing things God’s way. Failure to confess our faults sends the opposite message.” - William Farley in Gospel-Powered Parenting
On Wednesday at 6pm, we will have KidsOnMission! Dinner is $3 for individual kids with a $7 max for families. Here is some of the key information:
There is NO kids choir this week. This great opportunity for kids to learn music, teamwork, and about worshiping Jesus together through singing will be back next week.
KidsOnMission officially starts at 6pm with sandwiches this week and then a fun time of learning from the Word. Specifically, Wednesday nights help kids see the Bible and mission in context. We want them to understand what it means to go with God’s Word into God’s world.
We will be focusing on Jesus being the Law-Giver (Matthew 12:1-21; Mark 2:23–3:6; Luke 6:1-11). Our missions-focus continues on how Christians are sending relief to help people in the wake of disaster and difficulty to show and share the love of Jesus.
On Sunday, there are exciting things happening as well!
At 9am, there is Sunday School. We devote this time to helping our kids get into the Word in age-appropriate ways. They not only hear the Bible taught, but they also get a chance to look into it for themselves. This becomes more and more of a personal skill as they grow older. There is also a 9am Sandhurst U class about parenting that is happening this semester. Jump in!
During the Gathering, the preschoolers will continue moving through the The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible. We are looking at Story 6: Surprise! God Chooses Jacob, which highlights important elements from Gen 25:19-34; Rom 9:10-13; 1 Cor 1: 26-30. And the elementary students will dig into 1 John 5:13-21. Here is the teaching video and lesson.
Questions for Families to Discuss (before/after Sunday):
Does God want his people to know that He loves them? What gives us confidence that God loves us?
God chose Jacob in the Old Testament. It was not because Jacob was good, but because God is good. How does it make you feel to know that God loves us because He is kind and good, not because we are good?
Sometimes it can feel hard to trust and follow Jesus. How can we fight to trust and follow even when it’s hard? What do we need to remember?
Family Prayer Prompt: God, you are in control of all things. Thank you for using your perfect power for the good of your people. Thank you for including us in your plan. Help us to trust you and follow you even when things are difficult.