1. attending kids' church
2. knowing their weekly memory verse
3. bringing an offering
4. bringing a friend
There are different levels of prizes and the kids have the option of spending their points on a small prize or saving up for a bigger prize. The kids seem very excited about this new system and are eager to do as much as they can to earn points. Our goal for this new system is that kids will be excited about coming to church, that they will begin to store up God's word in their hearts and minds, that they will learn the importance of giving back to God, and how exciting it is to share God's good news with everyone. As a bonus the system is also built in a way that the kids will learn patience as they strive to save up their points for the prizes they want.
The kids seem most excited about their memory verses which is encouraging as I truly believe that putting scripture to memory is a useful tool. It provides wise words to lean on in times of struggle or in times of celebration. Even when scripture isn't directly applicable right away it usually comes in handy at some point and the easiest way to access scripture is if we have it in our minds. So the more we get kids to know scripture now the more it will benefit them down the road. Why not make it a challenge in your household and memorize the scriptures alongside your children? Help them to understand what the verses mean and talk about them throughout the week?
This weeks memory verse came from our bible story this week about Jesus raising a man's son back to life, and it is a reminder to us that we don't need to be afraid when Jesus is on our side. He is able to perform miracles and provide for us in ways we don't even know. Here is this weeks verse:
That's all I have for this weeks kids' church news, but I want to remind everyone of the Halloween party we have planned for Saturday night! Come on out in your halloween costume for some indoor trick or treating, crafts and a halloween themed movie. I hope to see you there :)