In our desire to equip parents as they “train their children up in the way they should go,” we have created a blog series to communicate the lessons our kids will be learning each Sunday, family verses to memorize together, and resources to help you as the parent to disciple your children.
The word “disciple” means to intentionally impact the life of someone in the direction of being more like Jesus.
Disciples follow Jesus and help others follow Him too.
Every week faithful servants enter into this discipleship process with the children in Renew Kids. We all begin together, every generation, in a call to worship, sing and pray as a whole church. After halftime there are two classes every Sunday: Nursery (ages birth-3) and Primary (ages 3-6), while Challenge (ages 6-9) have a class monthly during the Summer months.
This Week’s Story Catechism (Gospel: The Great Rescue)
This week we continue our Summer adventure in the Story Catechism. Take it with you!
The eleventh chapter of the Story Catechism is about the Great Rescue:
God’s love is bigger and better than sin.
God would never stop pursuing His creation (us).
God’s love story is about Jesus.
God’s love story about Jesus is called the gospel.
The gospel means that Jesus came to rescue us.
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Our curriculum for the Primary class comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and will immerse our kids in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when our children experience the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, our kids will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
Unit Focus: Jesus the Miracle Worker
Jesus’ miracles were part of His purpose in bringing glory to the Father. His miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met people’s needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.
Unit Key Passage:
“but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
Session Focus: Jesus turned water to wine
Bible Passage: John 2:1-12
Main Point: Jesus’ first miracle was to turn water into wine.
Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God and prove He is God the Son.
Christ Connection: Jesus performed miracles to help people believe that He is the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus has power over everything, and those who believe in Him will have eternal life.
The Challenge Class will be meeting once a month during the summer: June 4th, July 9th, and August 6th
This week the Challenge class will be joining everyone in our main church gathering. The kids will continue to study the Psalms at home. The book of Psalms is filled with songs and prayers offered to God by the nation of Israel. The Psalms are very diverse, some of them explode with praise to God, while others reveal the troubled heart of a mourner. They are unified in the fact that they are centered upon the one and only Living God. Over the summer we will be challenging the kids to read the first 41 Psalms and memorize one of the Psalms.
Mission in Uganda
Working with Paul Hunter from Next Generation Ministries, he has found the Challenge Class a new mission in Uganda.
David is a young boy that is 12 years old who lives in Uganda and had his leg amputated as an infant. The Challenge Class is working on helping David buy a prosthetic leg in a couple of years when he is ready. How will they do this? Every week the kids in the Challenge Class have the opportunity to earn marbles to fill up a jar and every marble they earn will be worth $2 a piece to go towards David’s new leg. How do they earn marbles?
The kids in Challenge Class can earn marbles in these ways:
- Memorize the scripture verse for their Challenge Class
- Study the Bible at home
- Draw a picture of something they learned in the bible
- Learn a new story from the Bible
- Draw or Write in their prayer/thankfulness journal
- Pray or Read a Psalm during the week
Hannah Hoover and the World Race
We heard from our own Hannah Hoover about her joining the World Race beginning in October. (She’s in Bolivia now!) The Challenge Class is excited to follow her during this journey and are committing to praying for her regularly. Here is the link to her blog: Hannah Hoover