Parent Connection – fpKIDS

parent-connectionPreschool (2yrs to PreK)

 Jesus wants me to tell others about Him.

This week we discover how Jesus reveals Himself to Saul and changes Saul’s life trajectory.  We all have that same story, don’t we?  Maybe it’s not as dramatic as Paul’s story.  Maybe we weren’t blinded for 3 days after our encounter with Jesus.  But for those of us who have given our lives to Christ, we share something in common.  We’ve all encountered Him in such a way that we want to surrender to Him.

This week, Imagine the End, by thanking God for the encounter that He is already orchestrating for your preschooler.  Though your little one has not yet realized what Christ has done for them, they will know because their Heavenly Father wants them to know.  Look ahead and ask God for a willing heart and tangible demonstrations that will lead your preschooler to understand that Jesus is the most important person in their life.

Elementary (K to 3rd grade)

In this week’s biblical principle, Paul teaches the Galatians to serve each other (Galatians 5:13b). He instructs the believers to use their new God-given freedom to care for the poor, widows, orphans, and others in need.

Our Bottom Line is: friends serve one another. When we get to spend time with our friends, we can serve them by thinking about what they would like to do, eating snacks they would like to eat, and looking for ways to help them.

The monthly memory verse is:

“A friend loves at all times. He is there to help when trouble comes.”
(Proverbs 17:17, NIrV)

The reason we look for ways to serve our friends is because we love them. Jesus showed us that loving our friends means serving them any time we get the chance. And many times, we can add new friends by serving people we might not consider to be our best friends.

This week, Make It Personal by asking yourself a question.  In fact, step into your own personal ‘zone of freedom’ where you can respond in any way that you want without obligation to take action.  Ask yourself, “Where is God prompting me to serve others?”  It could be at a community shelter.  It might be in a ministry within Faith Promise.  Are you doing it?  If yes, that’s great!  What a great demonstration to your kids how you serve others.  Your actions drive home our Bottom Line: friends serve one another.

If you’re not, then are you ready to take that step?  We can help.  Contact your campus fpKIDS Director and they will gladly put you in touch with the right person so you can begin serving others.

Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

What’s the Bible all about?
Isn’t the Bible about Old People?

This week we’re exploring how God will use young people to make a big impact.  We’ll take a close look at the 8 year old King Josiah (2 Kings 22) and the teenager mother Mary (Luke 1).  In each circumstance, God used them to make a significant impact.

This week, Fight for the Heart, by taking some time with your preteen.  Take the opportunity to share with them the talents and gifts you see in them and how they can be used to make a big impact even when they are young.