Happy October! While your kid is busy planning their best costumes for Halloween, we hope you take a second or two this month to trick-or-TREAT yourself (maybe with an extra nap or your favorite snack?), because you are an incredible parent.

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . . 

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT & SMALL GROUP LEADER BREAKFAST
This month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with your kid’s small group leader so you can better love, lead, and influence your kid together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE INCREDI-BOWL BOWLING BALL
This quarter, we’re getting families together for a super fun event — it’s bowling like you’ve never seen it! We hope you can join us!

ROAD TRIP: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT ON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Have you ever been on a road trip? When we think of road trips, we might think of gas station snacks, singing along to our favorite songs, and taking in the sights — but when the Israelites went on a “road trip” of their own through the wilderness, it was a little less glamorous. Okay, it was a lot less glamorous. In this series, we’ll introduce kids to some of God’s “rules of the road,” from Moses and the ten commandments all the way to what Jesus called the Greatest Commandment — to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Together, we’ll discover that we can love God and others by putting God first, worshiping God, loving our families, and loving everyone.

DOWNLOAD THE PRESCHOOL PARENT GUIDE
DOWNLOAD THE ELEMENTARY PARENT GUIDE

Kids love stories. They love telling them and, most of all, they love hearing them. That’s because stories are one of the primary way a kid learns! So if there’s something important you want your kid to understand, don’t think like an adult — think like a kid, and wrap that truth in a story.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Parent Tip Video #3 from your Parents section.

Your kid’s use of social media technology impacts their developing identity in a big way. But have you ever talked about that? This month, try out some of the tips in THIS VIDEO. It’s a great idea to develop some healthy values and practices together as a family that empower kids to make better choices when it comes to the time they spend online.

We consider our volunteer leaders to be the best link we have between our church and your family. So here’s a question: Have you had a conversation with your kid’s leader yet this year?