This Month in Kids Church...
Life App: Gratitude—letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Memory Verse: “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrv
Bottom Line: Celebrate what God has done.
Bible Story: Keep Psalm and Be Thankful (A psalm of thanksgiving) • Psalm 100:1-5
Bottom Line: Adjust your attitude.
Bible Story: Sour Grapes (Parable of the vineyard workers) • Matthew 20:1-15
Bottom Line: Say thank you.
Bible Story: A Thank You Leper (Jesus heals 10 men) • Luke 17:11-19
Bottom Line: Always be grateful.
Bible Story: Gratitude Is with You . . . Always (Give thanks no matter what) • 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Our vision in New Life Kids Church is to help elementary kids find and follow Jesus. The Orange Strategy is used across all age groups at New Life. In our ministry, we use the 252 Basics curriculum. This curriculum combines the critical influences of the church and the home to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Weekly resources are used in our ministry and provided to families to ensure that every kid grows up believing ......
- I can trust God no matter what.
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
You can check out the spectrum of the Orange Strategy by...
What's Happening at Kid's Church
Sunday Service Details
9:00-9:15 Come on in – Children can warm up for worship and fellowship during our open play time, while we wait for everyone to get here and get settled for services.
9:15-9:30 Worship – Spending time singing praises to the Lord, complete with motions. We sing a variety of songs, some fairly kid specific and others that are the same that the adults are singing downstairs. We take time to talk about the words and what they mean. Led by various worship leaders, kids are almost always right up there helping as well.
9:30-9:45 Large Group Teaching – We use a video presentation of the Bible story that is fun and engaging, helping the story and the lesson to be memorable.
9:45-10:25 Small Group or “Crew” Time – Kids get into Small Groups called "Crews" (assigned by age /grade and gender) to discuss the lesson, work on a craft or activity that relates to the lesson, recite and discuss scripture and pray for and get to know one another.
10:30-10:45 Pick up – Families come upstairs with their pick up tag from that day and use that number to check out their child(ren). That way we make sure that kids go home with those they came with.
10:45-11:00 Come on in – Children can warm up for worship and fellowship during our open play time, while we wait for everyone to get here and get settled for services.
11:00-11:15 Worship – Spending time singing praises to the Lord, complete with motions, gets us ready for our lesson. We sing a variety of songs, some fairly kid specific and others that are the same that the adults are singing downstairs. We take time to talk about the words and what they mean. Led by various worship leaders, kids are almost always right up there helping as well.
11:15-11:30 Large Group Teaching – The Kids Church Pastor and various gifted teachers share the truths of Scripture with our children in unique and memorable ways. Because kids thrive on variety, we use many different methods – from audio/visual, to skits, to puppetry, – whatever means God gives us to help make the truth of Scripture come alive for kids!
11:30-12:15 Small Group or “Crew” Time – After large group teaching time our kids get into Small Groups called "Crews" (assigned by age /grade and gender) to discuss the lesson, work on a craft or activity that relates to the lesson, recite and discuss scripture and pray for and get to know one another.
12:15-12:30 Pick up – Families come upstairs with their pick up tag from that day and use that number to check out their child(ren). That way we make sure that kids go home with those they came with. Kids are picked up out of their Crew Time so you can see and connect with their Small Group or “Crew Coach”.
Sept - June from 6:30pm - 8:15pm.
(First Wednesday of each month during the school year)
*We ask families to come back at 8 pm to see what we are learning about and doing
During F1rst Wednesday we have....
Kids meet in their Crews and …
- Share their memory verse from the past month and study the verse for the coming month
- Prayer requests and prayer time
- Prize box for Verse Memorization and Birthdays
Crews have a rotating schedule of the following 3 stations:
The kids do craft service projects to be a blessing to other people. These vary month to month. (check out the schedule below)
The kids play games to build community with their Crew and Crew Coaches.
Sometimes they are traditional games (kickball, freeze tag) other times creative new activities to match and help illustrate the lesson for the month.
The kids enjoy a snack, often a sweet one since it is after dinner time, with their friends and Crew Coaches.
Sometimes a simple treat, other times a creation of its own to complement the lesson!
Kids Church Crew 2017-2018
What Does It Mean? Just click on each term below to learn more
(small groups) are the same groups as on Sunday mornings.
(Adult Leaders) and the kids in the Crews are the same…..but we do different activities than what we do on a Sunday!
Curriculum and lessons are the same as Sundays.
Everything taught in Kids Church… monthly themes, memory verse, weekly lessons...point back to three basic but powerful truths modeled by JESUS in Luke 2:52. These are…
- I need to make the wise choice.
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated
- I can trust God no matter what
F1RST Wednesday Calendar 2017-2018
Stock our “Lunch Box” for Woodfin Elementary(A)
Operation Christmas Child Project(B)
Creating Christmas Caroling Gifts
Whole family : Christmas Caroling
Project Linus Blankets
Creating Cars for Grand Prix and
Valentine Cards for Compassion Kids
Creating Cars for Grand Prix and
Place mats for Meals on Wheels
**April 11th **
(second Wednesday because of Spring Break)
Whole family : Grand Prix Car Race
Sending care packages to our military serving overseas,
with additional items they can give to kids in those conflict areas
Whole family : Talent Show/6th Grade Move up
(A)New Life Lunch Box List:
(bring Sept 6th)
Canned Tuna - Breakfast Bars - Peanut Butter - Jelly - Mac n Cheese - Ramen Noodles -
individually packaged, ready to eat: crackers, fruit cups, etc
DO NOT INCLUDE: canned vegetables, other ingredients that need prepping for cooking, out of date items
(B)Operation Christmas Child List:
(bring Oct 4th)
TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries),
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
(C) Operation Gratitude List: (bring May 2nd)
- Knit or Crocheted Scarves and Hats
- Cool-Ties/Bandana Coolers (Make Cool Ties)
- Paracord Survival Bracelets
- Beanie Babies, Webkinz, Amigurumi, or other Small Plush Toys (6 inches or smaller)
- Hand Sanitizer (1 to 3 ounce size)
- Socks (black, brown, green, tan; not white)
- Drink Mix Packets (single serve, Kool-Aid,
Crystal Light, etc.)
- Lip Balm (with extra seal)
- Mouthwash (Travel size)
- Tissue (individual packets)
- QTips (travel size packets)
- Moist Towelettes (individual packets)
- Sunscreen (Travel size, Non-Aerosol)
- Travel-size Toiletries (Shampoo, Body Wash, Lotion)