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. Their are three classes every Sunday: Nursery (ages birth-3), Primary (ages 3-6), and Challenge (ages 6-9).
This Week’s Family Verse (Sing for Joy)
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Family Verses & Scripture Songs
All this year we’re connecting Scripture meditation (memory verses) to singing. Music is a great way to help us memorize and to have fun doing it. Our family verses will be from the Seeds Family Worship. We are currently on Seeds of Praise song #9 (Sing for Joy).
- links for Seeds of Praise (Volume 3): Bandcamp | Spotify | iTunes | Amazon Music | Seeds Family Worship website | all Seeds of Worship albums on Spotify | all Seeds of Worship albums on Amazon
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: God Among Us
After Jesus’ victory over temptation in the wilderness, Jesus began His earthly ministry. As Jesus traveled throughout Judea, His personal encounters with ordinary people changed their lives in an extraordinary way. Jesus revealed that He was God the Son in human form, living among God’s people and bringing salvation in Him alone.
Unit Key Passage:
Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Session Focus: Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
Bible Passage: Luke 4:14-30
Main Point: Jesus explained that the Scriptures tell about Him.
Big Picture Question: Who did Jesus say He is? Jesus said He is the Messiah.
Christ Connection: Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. He would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and told everyone who was listening that He is the promised Messiah.
This week the kids will be joining in this week on our regular Sunday gathering. Please be prepared as a parent to help them engage in the service. You can do this by preparing your kids ahead of time, help them follow along in scripture, and make sure they have a clipboard to draw or write notes on.
Mission in Uganda
Working with Paul Hunter from Next Gen Ministries, he has found the Challenge Class a new mission in Uganda.
David is a young boy about 12 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 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 Argentina 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