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Preschool parents (infant to Kindergarten)

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We can’t think of a better time to teach preschoolers about how much Jesus loves them than February—the month of love! And how much does Jesus love preschoolers? Well, the same as He loves you and me—A LOT! In fact, there is nothing wider or longer or higher or deeper than the love Jesus has for you and the preschoolers in your life. This month, our goal is for preschoolers to know Jesus loves them, and that nothing will ever change that. To do that, we’ve planned some super fun, hands-on-activities and are ready to tell amazing Bible stories in ways that will engage young minds. We also have some colorful, little friends joining us... LOVE BUGS!

 

Elementary Parents (First to THird Grade)

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All month long we will be talking about Service—lending a hand to help someone else. Jesus demonstrated what serving really means by washing His disciples’ feet and even laying down His life for the sins of the world. We reflect His character to the people around us when we lend a hand and serve. We will walk through four different bible stories to teach our kids that we serve others because of what Jesus did for us. We will talk about how we can use what we have to serve others and point them to Jesus. We will remind them that our service is about lending a hand to help someone else so we should serve in secret, that way our service becomes more about the other person and less about us.


PRESCHOOL PARENTS (INFANT TO KINDERGARTEN)

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One of the wonderful things about preschoolers is they know they have needs and they are not afraid to let you know. That’s a good thing and something we want to use to help preschoolers see another need they have – a need we all have – and that is Jesus. Yes, I need Jesus is the focus this month. And, we know from experience that the older preschoolers get, the more they will need Jesus. Life can be tough. Having a friend like Jesus who knows us, loves us, and has the power to help us can truly change our lives. After all, that’s what friends do. They help one another when they need it. And there is no better friend than Jesus.

 

ELEMENTARY PARENTS (FIRST TO THIRD GRADE)

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It’s 2019, and everyone is ready for a fresh start! That’s why it’s the perfect time to talk about self-control. Self-control is choosing to live life God’s way even when it is hard. Here’s the great news. God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life (2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV)—even when it comes to keeping our cool. Our kids will be walking through different Proverbs to learn more about what it looks like to be slow to anger, and to choose your words carefully.


Preschool Parents (Infants to Kindergarten)

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Happy birthday, Jesus! Yes, we know that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday, but do your preschoolers know? It will be a new idea to some of them. We have the best jobs in the world because we get to share with preschoolers for the first time that Christmas is all about Jesus’ birthday! Jesus has a birthday? Yep! He sure does! And, we are going to celebrate it BIG! We also want our preschoolers to know that the reason we celebrate Jesus’ birthday is because Jesus is God’s Son. God’s Son deserves a celebration as big as Christmas and a birthday bash as big as what we’re going to give Him this month! He is that special! So, gather up all the birthday celebration you can and prepare to party all month long! It’s not just balloons and party hats. We are sharing the true story that God gave us His only Son, Jesus, and HE is worth celebrating!

 

Elementary Parents (First to third grade)

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This month we are learning all about Compassion: Caring enough to do something about someone else’s needs. Compassion is what the Christmas story is all about. That’s why we are taking the entire Christmas season to talk about compassion and ask a different question each week to get kids and family thinking about how they can show compassion this Christmas. When God sent His one and only son he did something about our greatest need. That’s what Christmas is all about. We will take a look at how God’s compassion shows up throughout the Christmas Story. 


Preschool Parents (Infants to Kindergarten)

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This month’s theme of Happy Helpers Club helps us focus more on being thankful for the many people who help us. We’re asking, Who helps me, and how can I show them I am thankful for them? Simply put, we want our preschoolers to grow up with eyes that see the helpers and a heart that is thankful. Because no matter how grown up you are, you always have people helping you—and a “thank you” goes a long way. When we stop and think about it, we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big thank you for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in—the world our preschoolers live in—a better place.

 

Elementary Parents (First to third grade)

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This month’s theme is Jam Session: Build a Better Beat. We are learning all about cooperation, working together to do more than you can do alone. Cooperation is a spiritual concept that originates with God. God created us to work together in community. Throughout the Bible, we see how God brought people together to accomplish something big for Him. When we work together, we reflect what Jesus envisioned for His followers. Our love for one another can point people to Him.


Preschool Parents (Infants to Kindergarten)

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October Memory Verse

October Memory Verse

This month’s Camp Out theme helps us to teach our Preschooler’s that God’s got it! There are a lot of things in life that we just can’t do. That’s right. Sometimes we just don’t have it. We don’t have a handle on our circumstances. We don’t have what it takes to makes things better. We don’t have the answers, energy, wisdom, patience, solution, or way out of a situation. But, we do know the One who does. And, when you know the One who does, there’s no need to worry. God’s got it. That’s what we’re talking about with our preschoolers this month. No need to worry, be afraid, or feel alone. God’s got it!

 

Elementary Parents (First to third grade)

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This month’s theme of “More or Less?” is all about contentment. Everything we have comes from God. He is faithful to provide what we need. And even more than what we own, God can also provide what we need to face whatever happens in our life. God has proven time and again, that we can trust Him no matter what. We can complain or become jealous of what others have, or we can choose to respond with contentment, knowing that God has a plan for our lives.


Preschool Parents (Infants to Kindergarten) 

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This month’s Colorific theme is going to help us teach preschoolers that God keeps His promises. We’ve all experienced a broken promise or two and our preschoolers won’t have to wait long to experience one too. We want them to grow up knowing that God always keeps His promises. No matter how long we have to wait, God will
come through.

Colors are a huge part of a preschooler’s world, and as we explore the colors of the rainbow, we will teach preschoolers that God loves them, and that He always
keeps His promises. This is such an important part of the foundation we want to build for preschoolers as they grow to believe that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

September Memory Verse

September Memory Verse

Elementary Parents (First to third grade) 

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When we give kids a task, they're often very eager to help. But what if they learned to do it without being asked? What if we helped them see the needs around them and they take action? That's initiative: seeing what needs to be done and doing it.

When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them.

All month long, we’ll be taking a closer look at one of the best examples of someone who showed initiative even when he didn’t have to, Nehemiah! 


Preschool Parents (Infants to Kindergarten) 

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We are so excited for our new theme this month called Anchors Away! We’re even more excited about our bottom line as we set sail to teach preschoolers that God’s way is perfect.

When you think about it, there are tons of different ways we can go in life. And, sometimes they can all sound like the right way at the same time. Our kids are going to grow up with more choices than ever. Every day, they will have to decide if they are going to go this way or that way. Is this the right way, or is that the right way?

That’s where we come in! We have the opportunity to begin teaching our children that God’s way is perfect. In fact, GOD’s way is the ONLY that is 100% the RIGHT way every, single time. Not my way. Not your way. God’s way!

Memory Verse For August

Memory Verse For August

 
 

Elementary Parents (First to third grade) 

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Memory Verse For August

Memory Verse For August

The Hunt: Wisdom is worth searching for! Wisdom is more than just being smart. It’s more than knowing the different between right and wrong. Wisdom means learning how to see life from God’s perspective. It’s finding out what you should do.... and doing it

Since God is the source of all wisdom, we want kids to understand that they can always go to Him to find it. We’ve got to go on the hunt because His wisdom is worth searching for. When Jesus was a boy, He grew in wisdom. God wants us to discover wisdom, too. When we make the wise choice, we reflect the character of Jesus to people around us. That’s why giving kids a strong foundation of wisdom is important. We want them to be equipped to face whatever choices they may need to make in the future.