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SBC Kids Connection

A Family Discipleship Resource

VBS Parent Follow Up

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Hello Parents!

We had a great year of VBS! Thank you to all of you who helped make this week possible by giving of your time and bringing your children! The stories that the kids learned this year were SO foundational in helping the children understand the gospel. The stories together showed the kids what it means to follow Christ, as well as how our lives should be changed after we make the decision to follow Jesus.

You have the opportunity to follow up and help your kids dive deeper into God’s Word! You can help your kids continue to understand the VBS stories, as well as apply them to their lives. Below are a few resources I have available:

  1. Lifeway VBS Parent Guide: Below, you will find a link to the VBS 2016 Parent Guide, which has five daily devotions for families, an overview of the VBS stories, fun activities for summer time, and a gospel presentation. The link below is a link to purchase a pack of parent guide; however, I have guides available at the church on the canoe desk for you to pick up for free! Please pick those up! Parent Guide Link
  2. Kid’s Devotional Bibles: Lifeway has also created a devotional Bible, which includes 30 days of short devotionals that will help the kids apply what they learned at VBS. I have many devotionals available a the church! Please contact me if you would like one!

I hope you all have a great summer, and I hope this summer will be a time of rest and spiritual growth for you and your children!

 

Summer 2016 Sunday Morning Lessons

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Hey Parents!!

Summer is a great time to spend extra time reviewing what the kids will be learning at church! Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Sunday School and Children’s Church this summer! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Gospel Project for Kids App or contact Sara for additional info!

6/5/16 – Israel Demanded a King (1 Samuel 8-10)

  • Main Point: God chose Saul as Israel’s first king.

6/12/16 – God Rejected Saul as King (1 Samuel 13:1-14; 15:1-35)

  • Main Point: God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

6/19/16 – David was anointed and fought Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17)

  • Main Point: God gave David power to defeat Goliath.

6/26/16 – David and Jonathan Became Friends (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10)

  • Main Point: God used Jonathan to save David’s Life

7/3/16 – God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

  • Main Point: God promised that Jesus would come from David’s Family.

7/10/16 – David Sinned and Was Restored (2 Samuel 11:1-12:14; Psalm 51)

  • Main Point: God forgave David when he repented of his sin.

7/17/16 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

  • Main Point: Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.

7/24/16 – Wisdom for God’s People (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

  • Main Point: Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.

7/31/16 – Solomon Built the Temple (1 Kings 6-8)

  • Main Point: God chose Solomon to build a temple where He would dwell with His people.

8/7/16 – Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 11-12)

  • Main Point: God divided Israel into two kingdoms because Solomon sinned.

8/15/16 – Solomon thought about Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

  • Main Point: Life has a purpose only with God.

8/22/16 – Job (Job 1-42)

  • Main Point: Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and goo.

8/29/16 – Praises of God’s People (Psalms 1; 100; 110)

  • Main Point: People wrote songs to praise God because of who He is.

SBC VBS 2016 – Submerged

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Please make plans to join us for VBS this year on June 5 – 9, as kids dive deep into God’s word and discover that Jesus sees them, knows them, and came to be their Savior. The submarine expedition will begin at the Aquatic Park on Sunday night, June 5 from 5 – 7 pm, and continue each evening at the church from 6 – 8:10 pm. Be sure to invite friends and family to join us for this deep-sea adventure!

Register your child to attend or register to be a volunteer though the link below!

https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=34880

Wednesday Night Spring 2016 Resources

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On Wednesday nights, both students and kids will be using the D6 Curriculum. If you download the D6 Family App (on your phone), you will have access to three free activities per week to go along with the lesson the kids learn at church.  Click the “Splink” Tab after you open the App to find free resources. Additionally, you may purchase devotionals through the app for you and your kids to read.

(Note: The App dates the lessons by Sundays, rather than Wednesdays. Check the Below Schedule to ensure you are on the correct lesson each week.)

Wednesday Night Bible Studies – Spring 2016 (Elementary) 

Unit 1 – God’s Big Plan for Redemption (Old Testament – Genesis)

January 13 – Noah Built an Ark (Genesis 6:5-22; 7:1-5)

January 20 – The Rain Came Down: God Delivered Judgment & Grace (Gen. 7:11 – 8:22)

January 27 – God Scattered the People (Genesis 12:1-9; 15:1-6)

February 3 – God’s Covenant (Genesis 22:1-19)

February 10 – God Provided a Sacrifice (Genesis 22:1-19)

Unit 2 – Understanding the Role of the Church in the Great Commission (New Testament – Acts)

February 17 – The Church is Born (Acts 2:1-47)

February 24 – The Church Perseveres (Stands Together) (Acts 4:1-31)

March 2 – The Church Expands (Grows) (Acts 10:1-48)

March 9 – The Church is Persecuted (Acts 12:1-25)

Unit 3 – Examining How Jesus Fulfilled the Promises of the Messiah  (New Testament – John)

March 16 – The Compassionate Savior (John 11:1-44)

March 23 – No Wash (Spring Break)

March 30 – The Humble Savior (John 13:1-20)

April 6 – The Sacrificial Savior (John 19:1-42)

April 13 – The Resurrected Savior (John 20:1-31)

Unit 4 – Understanding the Character of God through His Names (Special Topic- Calling God by Name)

April 20 – God is LORD (Exodus 33:12 – 34:8)

April 27 – God is the Almighty (Genesis 17:1-8)

May 4 – God is the Shepherd (Ezekiel 34:11-31)

May 11 – God is the Father (John 17:1-26)

 

SBC Kids Christmas Party

Please remember that our SBC Kids Christmas Party is NEXT Friday, December 18! (The date was changed from this week to next.) I hope all kids and their families can come for a fabulous evening of Celebrating Christmas together!

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WASH Parent Page -December 2, 2015

Hey Parents!

See the following PDF File for at-home discipleship resources that you can do to reinforce what the kids will learn this Wednesday at church!

Sara

Parent Page: Balaam and His Donkey

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hello Parents!!  Below you will find some discipleship resources to reiterate what the kids learned Sunday, November 22, at church! I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Sunday School and Children’s Church

Lesson: Joseph Sent to Egypt (Genesis 37:1-36; 39:1-41:57)

Main Point: God used Joseph’s suffering for good.

Family Discussion Starters for Dinner Time/Car Rides:

  • What did Joseph’s brothers do to Him? (They were going to kill him and then decided to throw him into a pit. Then they decided to sell him into slavery.)
  • Joseph became a slave at Potiphar’s house in Egypt, and he was put in charge of the household. Why did Joseph end up in Jail? (He was accused of doing something that He did not do.)
  • What dream did Joseph interpret for Pharaoh? (Seven fat cows were eaten by seven skinny cows, and seven fat heads of grain were eaten by seven thin heads. This meant that there would be seven years of plenty then seven years of famine.)
  • What did Pharaoh do when Joseph interpreted his dream? (He made Joseph second-in-command of Egypt, and Joseph was put in charge of collecting grain.)
  • Discuss how God brought good out of Joseph’s suffering, and how God was always with Joseph. Share a time in your own life that God used suffering for good.

Family Activities

  • Encourage those who are Suffering: Though we have hope in knowing that God is sovereign and has a good plan through all seasons of life, suffering is still very difficult. Think of a family who is going through a tough time, and spend some time praying for them.
  • Act of Service: After praying for the family, think of a specific way that you could serve/encourage them. You could drop off a meal, run errands for them, write a card, etc.
  • Lemonade from Lemons: One evening at dinner, make lemonade for your family. Discuss how lemons are very sour and not good to eat by themselves. However, when lemons are made into lemonade, the lemon flavor no longer tastes so sour. Think about sour situations that you may encounter in life. Even though those situations are tough, we know God is good. God can use the bad situations for a good purpose.

Bible Drill

This week in Bible Drill we learned a new key verse, Malachi 3:10.

Challenge: In Bible Study, we talked about the Widow’s Offering in Mark 12:41-44, as well as the importance of tithing (Malachi 3:10).  Since kids don’t have a paying job, their 10% may not seem like a large amount, just like the widow’s gift seemed very small. Our job is to give willingly, cheerfully, and sacrificially as God leads us. Talk with your kids more about tithing, and help them develop the habit of giving 10% to God. Emphasize the importance of giving with a right heart.

Weekly Assignments: Please practice the following material with your child this week, and encourage them to work on their verses each night before bed. For a complete verse list, refer to the blue cards that we sent home with the children.

  • 3’s – Kindergarten: Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
  • Non-Drill Group (1st – 5th): Malachi 3:10 and OT Minor Prophets. (Continue past material as well.)
  • Drill Group: Verses 1-17, Key Passages 1-8, and OT Books

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello Parents!!  Below you will find some discipleship resources to reiterate what the kids learned Sunday, November 15, at church! I hope you have a blessed week.

Sunday School and Children’s Church

Lesson: Jacob’s New Name (Genesis 32-33)

Family Discussion Starters for Dinner Time/Car Rides:

  • Jacob was afraid to return to His home because Esau, his brother, might still be angry with Him. Tell about a time when you were afraid. What did you do?
  • Jacob wrestled with God all night, and God blessed Him at the end by changing His name to Israel. Jacob could not was not strong enough to win the battle by physical strength, but how was Jacob victorious in this battle? (He declared His dependance on God by asking for the blessing. In the future, “Israel’s ultimate victory would come not by the usual ways by which nations gain power, but through the power of the divine blessing. Self-sufficiency is incompatible with the work of God in any age.” Victory is found in putting our faith in God and obeying HIs commands)
  • Jacob sent many gifts to appease Esau’s anger, but Esau had already forgiven Jacob for stealing his blessing and birthright. Have you every been forgiven or forgiven another person? How did it make you feel?

Family Activities

  • Arm Wresting or Thumb War Championship: Conduct a family arm-wresting or thumb war championship. Remind the kids that Jacob wrestled with God, and Jacob wouldn’t stop until God blessed Him.
  • Operation Christmas Child – Christmas Mission: In Children’s Church, we discussed the purpose of the Operation Christmas Child Boxes. As a family, create a special mission THIS Christmas to reach out to a family in need and tell them about Jesus. Have the kids help plan and execute the project. Emphasize the importance of giving to those in need, and sharing Christ as you give.
    • (Examples: Choose a local family to take gifts/food to during holidays; Volunteer your time to help a local family; Send gifts such as food, medicine, water, etc. to a needy family across the world through Compassion or another organization.)

Bible Drill

This week in Bible Drill we learned a new key verse, Isaiah 45:5.

Challenge: In Bible Study, we talked about the story of Gideon, where God used a small army of only 300 members to defeat the Israelite’s enemy. Though God had repeatedly displayed his faithfulness, the people continued to disobey God’s command and therefore faced many consequences. Contrarily, if we remain faithful to God, He promises to bless us. Discuss with your kids how we can remain faithful and fully devoted to God each day. (Bible Study, Prayer, Memorize Scripture, Practice what we learn in Scripture, etc.)

Weekly Assignments: Please practice the following material with your child this week, and encourage them to work on their verses each night before bed. For a complete verse list, refer to the blue cards that we sent home with the children.

  • 3’s – Kindergarten: Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
  • Non-Drill Group (1st – 5th): Isaiah 45:5 and OT Major Prophets. (Continue past material as well.)
  • Drill Group: Verses 1-15, Key Passages 1-7, and OT Books

Weekly Assignments: Please practice the following material with your child this week, and encourage them to work on their verses each night before bed.

WASH Parent Page – November 11, 2015

Hey Parents!

See the following PDF File for at-home discipleship resources that you can do to reinforce what the kids will learn this Wednesday at church!

Sara

Parent Page: Water from a Rock, Second Edition

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