For more information on our Children’s Ministry Program check out Miss Lynn’s Kids Corner May 17, 2015 post.
Weekly Big God Story resources for parents:
For May 15th
BEGINNER’S MINISTRY (birth-PreK)
In this week’s Big God Story-God Listens to Our Prayers-Peter Freed from Prison (Acts 12:1-19)
Jesus’ disciples were busy telling everyone the good news. King Herod wasn’t happy to see so many people choosing to follow Jesus. So the wicked king ordered his soldiers to capture Peter and put him in prison. Heavy chains and 16 guards were used to ensure Peter wouldn’t escape. But the people of God were praying. The Lord God heard their prayers and sent an angel to free Peter from prison.
ILLUMINATE (K-5th grade)
The Big God Story for Sunday is- God is Gracious-Parable of the Workers in the Field (Matt. 20:1-16)
In this parable, the landowner represents God and the workers represent His followers. The workers who were hired early in the day didn’t think it was fair that those hired later should receive the same amount of money. But it wasn’t up to the workers to decide what was fair or whether the landowner should be generous. It was up to the landowner.
It’s the same way with God. God is gracious, and He gets to decide how generous He wants to be. None of us deserve God’s grace, but He’s given it to us anyway. God has given every member of His family a unique story of His grace in their lives. Also, our relationship with God is all that matters. God Himself is our reward. Not things. He is the gracious One who gives us gifts we don’t deserve. He is the generous One.
HomeFront Weekly for Beginner’s Ministry (4 weeks in one) is full of fun facts and ideas that will inspire, equip, and support parents; weekly pre-teaching of The Big God Story; child-development tips for parents that align with spiritual formation.
HomeFront Weekly for Beginner’s: May 1-22 (Sundays): TB_HFW_Sp_9-Sp_12
HomeFront Weekly for ILLUMINATE (K-5th grade) is designed to help parents intentionally spend time in God’s Word with their children before coming to church each week. Parents will be the first to introduce their children to the Bible content they will hear in Illuminate.
Current HomeFront Weekly for ILLUMINATE: May 15th: TS_Spring_11_HFW
ILLUMINATE Monthly Family Verse (May 1-22):
“…We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done.” Psalm 78:4B
HomeFront Monthly Magazine can be downloaded for free at HomeFrontMag.com, accessed as a smartphone app.
HOMEFRONT MONTHLY-A spiritual parenting resource, a magazine-like publication packed with great ideas about how to create spiritually forming times in the home. Each issue features articles and activities focusing on everything from marriage and family to food time and blessing.
May HOMEFRONT IS AVAILABLE NOW! You can pick up a copy at the Illuminate Check in desk or on the Beginner’s Ministry counter.