We want to connect with you! We’re on Instagram (@fvkids) and on Facebook (FVKids).
We also use a really cool app called BAND. We know, we’re not a band. Maybe a band of merry people? Anyway, this app allows us to share events, take polls, share files, and a whole lot more, and it lets us do it all with you, the awesome people who bring incredible young people to learn more about God. This is an excellent tool for us to communicate with you and for you to communicate with us!
Not only do we use this app, but our super cool youth group Echo Student Ministry uses this app too! Parents, please download this app (available in the iTunes store, the GooglePlay store, and even online!) and then click HERE to join our group.
We use such an awesome curriculum in kids church! Every month, we have a new theme, and with our theme we receive a song that reinforces that theme. Now this month we’re focusing in on Trust as we continue our adventure through the Bible, taking a long look at the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-45)!
Check out the companion song to these lessons below!
We understand. Life gets crazy. Between family gatherings, vacations, sickness, and so much more, it is impossible to be everywhere at once, and, if we’re honest with ourselves, attending Sunday service is not always at the top of our priority lists. That’s why we want to remind you of a few of the resources available to you at any time and any place.
- http://Studio252.tv This website features a variety of awesome tools you can use to view and interact with each Sunday’s lesson. Orange, our curriculum provider, offers this site for you the parent/guardian to make lessons real at home. Remember the old VeggieTales slogan, “Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun”? That’s the kind of content Orange makes available on this website. There are relevenat videos to watch, activities to do, and more, all updating each week to keep up with what we’re teaching on Sunday mornings.
- The Parent Cue App This app is available in both Apple and Google Play stores and is an incredibly convenient tool for smart phone users. Once you download the app, you’ll be asked to provide some basic information on your child which is used to deliver the right content for you and your child. Have multiple children? No problem! You can “add” each child to your profile, and the app will create a separate feed for each. This is especially helpful if you have children in our preschool and elementary ministries as both of those ministries use Orange which means you can use this one tool to reinforce the elementary lesson with your elementary kids and also reinforce the preschool lesson with your preschool kids. But wait! There’s more! Not only is the Parent Cue app useful for encouraging the spiritual growth of your child(ren), it also provides tips and encouragement for you as the parent/guardian because we believe that our ministry works best when we minister to parents as well as their children.
- God Time Sheets Each Sunday we hand out God Time Sheets as your child(ren) leave(s). These sheets always have four devotions, two on the front and two on the back, and they serve as launching points for your child to make their faith personal as they interact with the various devotional activities each week. We encourage you to set aside time for your child to engage this material. Be intentional with it. And if you can’t or don’t want to keep track of the paper once you leave on Sunday mornings, fill out the form below and we’ll email it to you every week because we want to set you and your child up to win.
Yesterday, Mr. Mike kicked off our April lesson series on Hope! We dug into John 11:1 – 45, when Lazarus dies and Jesus resurrects him. Through this miracle we learned that whatever happens, we can remember how powerful God is!
For more resources to keep the lesson alive throughout the week, check out http://Studio252.tv where you’ll find free videos, games, crafts, and more created by the very same people who write our weekly curriculum.
Want to reinforce Sunday’s lesson at home this weekend? At bedtime, read 1 Samuel 16:1 – 13. Pray for each other, that God would help you see what truly matters about the people around you.