We’ve cancelled elementary Sunday school today - not forever – not because we didn’t have enough teachers or because we’re lazy, but because Justin Wren, an MMA fighter is coming to speak in worship. He is not just an MMA fighter. He is also a missionary. He cares for those who are truly the least … Continue reading Why We’re Cancelling Sunday School
The school year may have recently ended (yes, I am in complete denial that summer is halfway over), but in the past week I had three separate conversations with friends about what to do with ALL. THE. STUFF your kids bring home from school, camp and Sunday School. First of all, it’s all precious, of … Continue reading Keeping All That Treasure
Jesus had grandparents. That's weird to think about. This week we'll read the Luke account of Jesus' entire lineage. If you have a curious child who wants to compare it with the list in Matthew, you'll notice some differences. DOES THIS MEAN THE BIBLE CAN'T BE TRUSTED!?!? No. Both accounts put their emphasis where they … Continue reading Jesus Had Grandparents
The preschoolers have spent the last two weeks learning about the Ten Commandments. We are ending our school year learning some important basics of our faith. We've already talked about the Lord's Prayer, Golden Rule and Fruits of the Spirit. Sometimes it could be hard to talk to kids about big stuff. You might wonder what are … Continue reading The First Six
I’m going rogue and talking about our gospel reading today, because I think it is such an incredible passage. Elizabeth, a relative of Mary’s, was about 6 months pregnant. Her pregnancy, like Mary’s, was miraculous because Elizabeth was considered too old to have kids (I can only imagine that she was about my age – … Continue reading Reacting to the News
As you know, we’ve gone “all in” on teaching your kids the Bible. We want them to leave the children’s ministry with a firm faith foundation. We want them to know God’s word, what it means for us, and what it does and does not say. Now, we can’t teach them every verse – and … Continue reading What do you think?
This week we are starting with Luke, our third gospel. You and/or your children might start complaining "but I've already read this...twice". To this I say: a) repetition is good and that's how you learn and b) Luke is different. It was specifically written to present an accurate and complete account of the life of … Continue reading Let’s Dive In