Relay (3 years-Kindergarten)

 

In Relay, your child will begin to explore the stories and themes of the Bible! Our volunteers actively engage children in worship, prayer, and scripture memorization and use crafts and games to reinforce each week's Bible lesson.

Below, you can find summaries of our weekly lessons and themes along with activities you can do with your child during the week. We look forward to seeing you!

JULY 15, 2018

We continued to build our confidence in God and His Word as we dove into Matthew 14:22-33. Here we examined how Peter did the miraculous as long as his focus was on the correct thing ... Jesus! We can do the miraculous too when we keep our eyes on Jesus. When we lose focus that things start to unravel and fall apart and we begin to feel like we are sinking, just like Peter. The world will try to distract us from Jesus and all the wonderful plans He has for us so it’s so important for us to build up our Spirit by praying, reading, praising and meditating upon the Lord. When our focus is on Jesus, we can have confidence that God’s plans will happen and it will be more than we could ever imagine! 

Monthly Memory Verse: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

Do it at Home: This week, capitalize on your car time to talk about focus. Ask your kids what things keep their attention, and what they find it hard to focus on. Talk about how focusing on God keeps everything in perspective! Also, don’t forget to pick up your devotional to do throughout the week together and return it next Sunday for a surprise! 

Pray with Us! Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word and guiding us every day! We want to stay focused on Jesus just like Peter did when he first climbed out of the boat. Help us to not get distracted by the things around us that make us worried or afraid. Help us to focus on You so we can stay confident and strong. Help us to remember how much You love us and trust You in the middle of anything we might face. We love You, and we pray in Jesus’ mighty name, amen.

JULY 8, 2018

We can never have enough confidence in the Lord and what we have access to as children of the Most High God. This week we read from John 1:43-51, which gives us a great example of friendship. One trait of an amazing friend is that they point you to Jesus. We learned that we can truly change the lives of those around us by living and loving like Jesus. However, we need to be careful who we listen to when it comes to getting advice A true friend has many traits but the most important is they love Jesus and help us in our walk!

Monthly Memory Verse: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

Do it at Home: Dinner time is a great time to connect with your kids and have spiritual conversations. This week, have each member of your family share three things they love about their best friend. Challenge your kids to think about which of their friends bring them closer to Jesus and which of their friends push them away from Jesus.

Pray with Us! “Father God, Thank You for loving us, caring for us, and giving us friends who encourage us to make wise choices. Please surround us with friends like Philip who will help us to trust You more so we may fulfill all that you have for us. Please give us the confidence to live the way You’ve asked us to and to help each other along the way. We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ mighty name, amen.”

JULY 1, 2018

This week we studied three amazing men who had incredible confidence in God! Their names were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and you can find their whole story in Daniel 3. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were Israelites who believed and trusted in God. Even when the king told them to bow down to a statue, they stood firm, knowing that God would honor them for obeying Him first! When the king threw them into the fire as a punishment, he was surprised to see that they were nor harmed at all! If God can save these men from a fire, we know that God can do anything! We can have total trust in Him!

Monthly Memory Verse: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, NIV

Do it at Home! This week we want to challenge you to make the most of your car time with your kids. Ask them about a time when they felt scared. Encourage your children to remember that when they are scared, they can talk to God and trust that He has good plans for them and will protect them.

Pray with Us! Thank you Father God for your amazing love for us. You have been so faithful to keep your promises! We ask that you help us to always remember Your goodness and follow Your Word. We want to please you in everything that we do. We love you! In Jesus's name we pray, Amen!