Happy New Year! We’re excited to start a new year of ministry and a brand new series with you. Thanks for being a part of our children’s ministry team and investing in kids. We’re going to launch the year right and help kids launch into a deeper relationship with Jesus!

Here’s what’s coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
As we get back into the rhythm after the holidays, it’s almost time to learn and grow together at our next meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

BLAST OFF: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON DISCIPLESHIP
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: We can spend time with God.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

If you’re a grown-up and you’ve been following Jesus for a while, you’ve probably figured out a few ways to grow spiritually. The kids you’re parenting or leading, on the other hand, aren’t grown-ups, so they might need a little help from you to figure out how, exactly, to grow spiritually. So what should spiritual growth look like for a kid? We like to think about it in terms of four spiritual habits. To help a kid grow spiritually, teach them to spend time with God, spend time with others, use their gifts, and share their story. These are the four keys to discipleship that will help kids launch a lifelong, growing faith. 

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S ELEMENTARY LESSON GUIDE

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S PRESCHOOL LESSON GUIDE

When you’re leading this kids week, make sure your goal isn’t just to get through every piece in the curriculum, but to make genuine connections with the kids. Look for opportunities to ask them questions and listen to them. When kids know you care about them, they will be more open to what you’re teaching.

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

What are you most excited about in our ministry this year? Reply to this email and let us know what you’re looking forward to this year!