We are excited about our new Children’s Church format that we introduced yesterday and will fully launch this coming Sunday. Children’s Church is now a full kid-friendly worship experience. Each week your child will worship God through kid-friendly songs, offering, and prayers. There will be a 5-7 minute message followed by small group application where they will review the main points of the message, discuss how to “Live It Out” during the week and also share prayer requests. Your child will bring home his or her “Children’s Church News” each week, which will help you review throughout the week what was learned on Sunday.
Kids Experiencing God
Children’s Church is an opportunity for our kids to experience God. As I mentioned, the music will be specifically designed for kid’s worship. Also, our worship experience will maximize kid participation. Therefore, each week Children’s Church jobs will be assigned. The take-home sheet will state if/what job your child has for the coming week. Help them prepare, as necessary, for their role in worship. Additionally, offering is a way everyone can participate. Yesterday we provided each child with a jar to keep at home where they can collect their offering for the week. Then, on Sunday morning they can bring the offering in a baggie or envelope to give during offering. This month our offering is going towards “Operation Christmas Child”.
Our “Message Series”
This Sunday we will give each child his or her own devotional, “The Bible Promise Book”. Each
Sunday we will introduce the week’s topic through the message and small group application. Then, your child is encouraged to continue the study throughout the week by reading the corresponding chapter in their devotional. Our prayer is that this will be a useful tool in helping your child grow in personal devotions and extend the learning into the week.
Prayers and Support
Finally, I solicit your prayers and involvement as we embark on this new effort to more effectively disciple our kids. There is a core team committed to serving in this area but more willing workers are needed. If you are interested in serving, please let me know. Committed and caring adults is a key component that will help build and sustain this. I hope you will join us!