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Child Dedications This Fall

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At Elevation, child dedications are a joint expression of a parent’s desire to raise Godly children. As a church we are committed to empower parents in that calling and help families raise God-honoring kids. We count it an honor to be entrusted with that incredible privilege.

In 1 Samuel 1:27-28, a godly woman named Hannah prayed for years for God to give her a child. He answered her prayers and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”

Child dedications are a time for parents, like Hannah, to commit themselves to raising their child God’s way. It’s a powerful time for parents to embrace the responsibility they’ve been given by God and to catch a vision of the impact they can make in their child’s life.

We make these events special by encouraging the whole family to get involved and an event families will always remember.

We invite families with children ages 0 – 4 years to participate in the dedication. Child dedications are scheduled periodically throughout the year at each Elevation location.

If you would like more information about our next child dedications, please complete the form by clicking here


Quest :: Week of September 16

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Esther  Esther 2:2 – 8:17
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be strong.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Esther.

Esther’s plan to save the Jews was risky and could have made her get in trouble with the king. But because God was with her and made her strong, Esther convinced the king not to get rid of her people! Being strong on the inside is even important than having strong muscles. We’re strong when we choose to do things God’s way. And He can help us because He is with us!

September Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we don’t need to be afraid. We can be strong and courageous because God is always with us!

Children can recite the verse every week in September to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Be strong (cross left arm over chest)
and courageous. (cross both arms over chest)
Do not be afraid (roll arms then karate chop)
for the Lord (point left finger up)
your God (point both fingers up)
goes with you.” (fists on hips)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of September 16


Main Point: God says He’s got me.
Bible Story: Esther: The Queen | Esther 5-8

No matter how old we are, we each have a common enemy – ourselves. How do kids focus on growing a relationship with God when their own negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement are speaking so loudly in their lives? Each week during the Rise Above series kids will learn how to use God’s Word to rise above the chatter in their lives and to hear God’s voice above all the others.

We’ll follow a pretty average kid named Daniel as he encounters various voices in his life and see how he learns to rise above them.

RABO_LG_WK2_Ep2 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Daniel remembered God’s promise from Joshua 1:9 that says ‘be strong and courageous.’ When he remembered what God said, that gave him the courage to face the bully. 

During eGroup we got in the ring with fear as Esther showed us how to fight against the voices that tell us we aren’t going to be okay.

Esther had every reason to feel fear. She could have feared Hamaan because of the way he was attacking her people. She surely feared the possibility of being killed for approaching the king. But when Esther faced fear, she had to choose to trust God to protect her. She had to believe that He would guide her to say and do the right thing to save her people, and God did! When she wasn’t sure she was going to be okay, Esther learned to trust that God had her situation under control.

The Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Rise Above, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND any one of our series verses in their Bible and RECITE it from memory!


Safari :: Week of September 9

MONTHLY FOCUS: God is always with you.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Battle of Jericho | Joshua 6:1-20

This week we played a game to help us remember God is always with us. Play it at home with your toddler to remind them God is always with them, too!

March around the room with your toddler, just like Joshua and his army marched around Jericho. Say, “God is with you when you march. Show me your best march.” March to the door and say, “God is with you by the door.” Next march to the table. Say, “God is with you by the table.” Encourage your toddler to repeat this after you. March to other areas of the room and continue to say, “God is with you by the [area of the room].”

When marching for the last time, have fall down like the wall of Jericho and yell, “God is with me!”


Quest :: Week of September 9

Monthly Focus: Who is always with you? (God is always with you.)
Bible Story: Elijah and the Fire 1 Kings 18:1-39
Main Point: When God is with me, I can be brave.
Memory Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid… for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV 

We can do super things when we trust that God is always with us and do things His way. It’s not about what WE can do but about what GOD can do. Because God is always with us, we can be super!

In this week’s lesson, God is with Elijah.

Super Kids | Elijah and the Fire from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

King Ahab and the rest of the Israelites were all against Elijah, so it seemed like Elijah was completely alone. That can feel scary! But Elijah could be brave that day because he wasn’t really alone—God was with Him! And He is with us, too! 

September Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we don’t need to be afraid. We can be strong and courageous because God is always with us!

Children can recite the verse every week in September to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

Be strong (cross left arm over chest)
and courageous. (cross both arms over chest)
Do not be afraid (roll arms then karate chop)
for the Lord (point left finger up)
your God (point both fingers up)
goes with you.” (fists on hips)
Deuteronomy 31:6 (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.