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 22nd
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- Jesus is the Good News – The Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20)
The best way to live is to love God and love others. That is what being a disciple of Jesus is about, but it isn’t always easy to follow Jesus and obey His commands. That’s why Jesus promised that we don’t have to do it on our own. Jesus promised the disciples that He would be with them always, and the same is true for us. Jesus gives us His Holy Spirit to help us follow Him.
Jesus is the Good News! Jesus is the promised Savior. He is our Redeemer. Do you know that because the disciples did as Jesus told them and shared the good news with people near and far, you and I have the chance to know the good news too? The disciples told people, and those people told people, and those people told people, and those people told people, and over thousands of years and millions of miles the good news of Jesus came to us here, in this place, on this day. God has taught us so much about Himself.
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 22nd: TS_Sp_12_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.