Yancy Music Release

Check out the new Yancy cd out soon!

Parents, it’s a great cd to have in the car and won’t drive you crazy!  (Like the 1 album I have that Eliana falls asleep to – baby Bible songs that sounds like the ice-cream truck from the other room.)

I’ll link it on the side too.

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Equipping the Family

 

iWonder

Last Sunday we had our first iWonder after the 11 service.  That’s where kids and parents came to get some answers about God and hear God’s story.  A lot of you came with your kids and we had a great time.  We hear questions like “Will there be McDonald’s in Heaven?” to “How come when I pray to God, He doesn’t really answer?”  We had a family activity and ended with God’s story (& homework)!  What an awesome thing it is to share God’s story with others!  

Remember, conversations about God don’t have to be scary.  Ask your kids questions, play with modeling clay, it doesn’t have to be a perfect setting or look a certain way.  If you don’t know the answer, ask for help.  We’ll see what we can find/do to help you and your families take your next steps with Jesus.  Remember, none of us know all of the answers, so keep it up!  You know in the Bible it says to Love God and Love Others, if we do that, we’re on the right track.  What’s one thing that you can do with your family this week to live out loving God and loving others?  Have any ideas?  Leave a comment!

If you weren’t able to stay for iWonder, there are resource sheets available at the Journey Kids Check-In as well as below.  We have some also available for purchase at a small discount.  Bibles, Devotionals and Parenting books made the list.

iWonder Resource Sheet

Orange ’09 – Random notes listening….

  • “If you (as a leader) want your families to have a relationship with God, what does it look like in your life?” – Reggie Joiner
  • “You have baggage…don’t try and hide it from your children, let them see it!” – Reggie Joiner  (not like they don’t see it already)
  • Deuteronomy 6
  • “Moses is saying if you want the next generation to have an everyday kind of faith, than it has to be everyday!”….we need a daily experience with God!
  • 40 hours investing in kids, we’re a catalyst with these 40 hours…it’s priceless, very important, but if we want them to have an everyday kind of faith, than leverage the 40 hours against the 3000 that parents have.
  • How do we partner with parents effectively?  
  • Kids need another voice in their world.
  • “Every parent can do something more.”
  • What if a dad prays with his child once a week (when they were doing nothing before)…what an impact in their child’s life!
  • Don’t worry about the picture….don’t worry about the ideal. It’s about how God shows up and does only what he can do.  There’s a bigger story. – Reggie Joiner
  • God is a God of Restoration and Redemption!  
  • Trust that God will move in the lives of parents.  
  • Lean into families and help them understand the process.  
  • I’m gonna trust in God to write a different story with my life.
  • (Tear up the pictures of the ideal families.)