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Introducing the Faith Starter Kit

 

One of the greatest joys of being a parent is the opportunity to walk your child through his or her decision to follow Christ; but we understand that this can also be one of the most daunting tasks! The questions that you might ask yourself are as practical as they are unnerving.  Is my child ready? Will I say the right thing? How will I know my child understands?

We want to help.  The Faith Starter Kit is a guide to help you discover where your child is in their understanding of God’s grace and of what Jesus did for us on the cross.  For some of you this experience will lead to your child’s decision to place his or her faith in Jesus.  Others may discover that their children are not quite ready to make the decision to follow Christ.

 
No matter which case is true in your family, these conversations can serve as stepping-stones to a greater understanding of faith and will be moments to cherish as you continue to walk in faith, trusting the working of the Holy Spirit in the life of your child.  It is our prayer that this kit will equip you to have a family experience that will have a lasting impact on your child and your family.

 
Ask for your copy of the Faith Starter Kit when you pickup your child from Motion.

 


It’s Not Trying, It’s Training (For Kids) – Fasting

Fasting is for Kids Too!

Fasting means giving something up to help you focus on God. This weekend in eKidz, your child will learn how to fast from anything that distracts him or her from God. We will be challenging your child to give up something they like or something that is important to them, so they can spend more time in prayer and Bible study. Fasting is a great way for your child to grow in his or her faith!

How can you support this teaching at home?

Join your child in their fast! Have a conversation about fasting. Then choose, as a family, to give up those things that often get in the way of a healthy spiritual walk with God. Make a list of goals and set time aside to pray as a family. You can even make a list of prayer requests, people or situations you want to talk to God about as a family.

Here are some scriptures to help you get started:

Hebrews 13:15

Matthew 4:1-4


The Kitchen Bink Episode 4

During The Kitchen Bink, we have been hanging out with Dom and Maddie Bink, a brother and sister team who have been working hard to run their family’s restaurant while their parents are out of town. They’ve done their best, but everything that could go wrong has: Maddie’s meals keep catching on fire and Dom can’t seem to stop spilling food on the ground or on the customers. Find out what happens in the final episode of The Kitchen Bink.

Maddie was so worried about impressing the food critic, that she wasn’t using the unique gifts God gave her. But in the end, it wasn’t her dad’s recipe, but her own that won the critic over.

As children of God, we have to stay true to who God calls us to be. Learn more about what it means to use the unique gifts God gives from our Family Pastor, Frank Bealer.

When David went to fight Goliath, the King tried to give him armor and a sword. But with his slingshot, he killed Goliath and defeated the Philistines. David chose to use the unique gift God had given him!

This month, we have taken a look at some of the grossest recipes ever created. You can see those here, here, and here. Last week, the eKidz directors got together and had to eat a gross recipe made by a fellow staff member. Then we asked YOU to go home, create a video of you making and eating some gross food, and send it to us. We viewed the entries and selected one of the most disgusting ones. Did your gross recipe win?

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the grossest recipes we could find. If you have tried these gross recipes or have any gross recipes of your own, send us a tweet @eKidz #TheKitchenBink.

CLICK HERE for the Motion Weekend-Wrap Up. 


Weekend Wrap-Up


1st – 5th Grade

Monthly Virtue: Integrity – acting like a child of God and doing what is right
Monthly Bible Verse: 1 John 3:1a “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” and 1 John 3:10b “Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
Bible Story: God gives his children unique gifts :: 1 Samuel 17:32-40, 48-50
Lesson Overview: 

This weekend we learned that God wants us to be exactly who He created us to be. We watched as Maddie stopped trying to re-create recipes that were her father’s and created her own dish in the kitchen – and it was a huge success!

In our Bible we read that David chose to use his gifts to defeat Goliath with a sling shot instead of using someone else’s armor. God made each person unique with his or her own gifts and talents. He doesn’t want you to be like anyone else, because he made you exactly who you are supposed to be!

WEEKEND RESOURCE:  The Kitchen Bink Menu 1st-3rd Grade, The Kitchen Bink Menu 4th-5th Grade


3 years – Kindergarten

Bible Story: Jesus Feeds the 5,000 – Matthew 14:13-22 and John 6:1-15
Main Point: I can be a hero like Jesus!
Memory Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
Lesson Overview:

 

We had a super time celebrating the end of our Let’s Go Heroes series as kids learned “I can be a hero like Jesus!” From the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, Quest superheroes were able to learn that just like Jesus, they can be heroes and show love to others like Jesus did!

Vinny the Villain caused trouble again this week, trying to make a girl named Logan not share her snack with her friends. But we succeeded with our mission to defeat Vinny by using the Super Book, the Bible, to help Logan understand that she can be a hero just like Jesus by sharing her snack with others!

Great job superheroes!

 


6 weeks – 2 years

Monthly Focus: God Made Me!
Bible Story:  Psalm 139:14
Weekend Activity: I Am Wonderfully Made magnet

Use the I Am Wonderfully Made magnet as a special reminder to pray for your child. Place the magnet on your fridge in a place you will see it everyday. Each time you see the magnet say a prayer for your child. Thank God that He created your toddler, and that your toddler is “fearfully and wonderfully made!” (Psalm 139:14)


Superhero Super Capes!

Calling all superheroes! Are you ready to recite your memory verse?

All superheroes (ages 3 – kindergarten) who recite Philippians 4:13 this weekend will receive their very own Elevation orange superhero super cape!

Use the motions below to help a superhero in your life learn Philippians 4:13:

I CAN (point to self)
DO ALL THINGS (spread both arms wide)
THROUGH CHRIST (point up)
WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH (make muscles with both arms)
PHILIPPIANS 4:13 (hold up four fingers)

We are going to have a SUPER time this weekend learning “I can be a hero like Jesus.” Don’t miss all the super surprises as we celebrate the last week of our Let’s Go Heroes series!