It’s our second week of the Heart of a Hero series, and we’re learning about someone from the Bible who was an ordinary person and became a hero. You can be a hero in a kid’s life!
Here’s what’s coming up in our ministry . . .
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
Now that the school year is off to a great start, it’s time to learn and grow together at our very first volunteer meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT & SMALL GROUP LEADER BREAKFAST
Next month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with your kids’ small group leaders so you can better love, lead, and influence your kids together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE GREAT PUMPKIN BASH
Next month, we’re celebrating a fun Fall event with pumpkins, food, games, and prizes! Invite friends, neighbors, and families!
HEART OF A HERO: A 5-WEEK SERIES ON JOSEPH
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: God helps us become heroes.
Everyone loves a good superhero story, and every superhero story has a few things in common. No superhero started out as a superhero — they became heroes because of the way their circumstances shaped them, because of the choices they made, and because of the ways they decided to stand up for others. There aren’t any superheroes in the Bible, but there is someone named Joseph who both experienced injustice and let God use him to fight injustice, just like Jesus did. In this 5-week series, kids will discover that Jesus is our hero, God helps us become heroes, heroes make wise choices, heroes help others, and heroes need help too.
DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S ELEMENTARY LESSON GUIDE
DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S PRESCHOOL LESSON GUIDE
Have you ever cringed when a hyper kid walked into your room at church? This article by Courtney Kirk gives great ideas to engage with kids who benefit from kinesthetic teaching. “About 10 percent of the general population are kinesthetic learners. They prefer to learn by getting their body into action and moving around. They are “hands-on” types who prefer doing to talking. (Stephan Kesting, Apr 2012) I have found that my hyper, seemingly undisciplined students respond well when I teach for the kinesthetic learner. I have also found that my other students love learning this way too so it turns out to be a win-win-win! Of course, sometimes our classes get a little loud, but they love it and they learn. Kinesthetic learners need to be hands-on. They need movement. Asking these children to sit in their seat and listen is painful for them. They know better, but cannot yet control themselves enough to do this.”
At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!
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