MAKING IT COUNT
I want to help and equip you to lead your children spiritually.
Some of the things your kid needs will change from phase to phase but there are six things every kid needs at every phase. In fact, these things may be the most important things you give your kid.
Every Kid at every phase needs…
LOVE to give them a sense of worth
STORIES to give them a bigger perspective
WORK to give them significance
FUN to give them connection
TRIBES to give them belonging
WORDS to give them direction.
TO READ TOGETHER
God asks us to take care of the world - we work for Him. Our job is to take care of God’s world and people.
Jesus teaches in parables. Parables are stories that use everyday things that we understand to teach God’s lessons.
TO LEARN TOGETHER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
SO I’M WONDERING…
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR KIDS (AND YOURSELF)
God gave you your body. How can you take care of it?
What could your family offer to take care of for someone else?
TO DO TOGETHER
WHOLE FAMILY: We can care for God’s earth in our neighbourhood. Arrange to rake leaves or clean up an area where you live.
LOOK IT UP: Find out about one of God’s messengers. Look up Wangari Maathai, a woman who won a Nobel Peace Prize for planting trees in Kenya. She took care of God’s people and God’s creation.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
Surprise family members with grapes in their lunches to remind them of the parable of the vineyard. God visits us in surprising ways!
SUNDAY IS COMING
Feed the puppy
There is a hungry puppy on the sign in desk ready to eat the coins your children bring for offering. We use this money to support Miguel, our Compassion child, who lives in Mexico.
The puppy needs a name... Any suggestions?
MAKING IT COUNT