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. This week on Sunday their will be two classes: Nursery (ages birth-2) and Primary (ages 3-6). Our Challenge Class (grade schoolers, ages 6-10) has been joining us in “big” church for the Summer and will be launching again on September 18th.
This week’s Family Verse
Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. — Jeremiah 33:3
We are trying something new for our family verses. 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 will be starting out with Volume 1: Seeds of Courage (digital download here; CDs for sale on Sunday for $12; on iTunes here).
- Print PDF Memory Cards with Scriptures (twelve weeks with Seeds of Courage)
- Here’s the schedule of verses and songs to start the Fall:
|09/04/16||Jeremiah 33:3||Call To Me|
|09/11/16||Philippians 4:6-7||Do Not Be Anxious|
|09/18/16||Matthew 7:7-8||Ask, Seek, Knock|
|09/25/16||Psalm 40:1-2||Out of the Mud|
|10/02/16||1 Timothy 4:12||Young|
|10/16/16||Psalm 34:10||The Good Song|
|10/23/16||Psalm 62:1-2||Never Be Shaken|
|11/06/16||1 Corinthians 16:13-14||Do Everything in Love|
|11/13/16||Psalm 46:1-2||Refuge & Strength|
|11/20/16||Isaiah 41:10||Do Not Fear|
- We will continue to emphasize Scripture verses as a whole church family in our Sunday morning gatherings, then in the Renew Kids Primary class (beginning this Sunday), as well as the grade-school-age Challenge class (re-starting 9/18 for the Fall).
Our curriculum for the Primary class comes from The Gospel Project for Kids and systematically teaches the stories of the Bible starting in Genesis and finishing in Revelation. We are currently studying the Old Testament going from Creation through the life of Joseph.
Unit Focus: God is Holy
As the rescued people of Israel traveled toward the promised land, God gave them laws to guide them in how to live and to help them understand God’s perfect holiness. God also gave rules for worship. God’s laws show that no one can keep all of them perfectly and that the only way to be right with God is through faith in Jesus.
Unit Key Passage
For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy—Leviticus 11:45
Bible Passage: Exodus 20:12-17
Main Point: God gave rules about loving others.
Big Picture Question: Who can keep God’s law? » No one can keep God’s law except Jesus.
1. Who wrote the Ten Commandments? (God)
2. On what did God write the Ten Commandments? (two stone tablets)
3. What are the last six commandments about? (God gave rules about loving others)
4. Name some of the commandments we learned about today.
Christ Connection: God’s rules tell us what it looks like to be perfect. Everyone has sinned. Nobody is perfect except for Jesus. Jesus loves everyone perfectly. He loves people so much that He died to take away our sin.
Hannah Hoover and the World Race
We heard from our own Hannah Hoover about her joining the World Race beginning in October. 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
Encouragement for the Parents
Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7