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We want you to be well-informed as your kids return.
Check out the video below for a walk-through of what to expect as we restart in-person Kids ministry.


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week of JANUARY 24, 2020

WATCH THIS:
ASK THIS:
Our Bible story, today, was about a miracle Jesus did. A miracle is something that only Jesus can do. Who remembers what Jesus did? (Pause.) Yes! Jesus made Peter catch so many fish that they filled two boats! Peter and the other fishermen were amazed! That’s why we’re learning this Bible verse. It says . . . (Turn the pages of your Bible to Luke 2:47.) “Everyone who heard him was amazed, Luke 2:47. (Close Bible and lay it down.) Let’s stand up and say that together with the motions. “Everyone (arms out and around) who heard him (hands behind ears) was amazed”, (hold hands like binoculars, open and shut) Luke 2:47. (Open hands like a book.) (Repeat the verse with motions a few times.) People were amazed by Jesus because of the amazing things only He can do. Jesus is amazing! Who is amazing? ‘Jesus is amazing!’
DO & SAY THIS:
You’ll need a bowl/cup with about two inches of beans, rice, or water. Say, “Let’s play Full or Empty! (Fill the cup and hold it up.) Is this full or empty? (Pause.) That’s right, it’s full. (Pour out the rice/beans.) What about now, full or empty? (Pause.) Yes, it’s empty! Let’s practice making our cups full or empty. In our Bible story today, a fisherman named Peter had been out fishing all night. Were his nets full or empty? That’s right, they were empty. Then, Jesus told him to put out his nets again. What happened? Were the nets full or empty? Yes, they were full! They caught so many fish that their nets started breaking! They even had to get another boat. They had two boats full of fish. Everyone was amazed. No one but the out-of-this-world amazing Jesus could do that! Who is amazing? ‘Jesus is amazing.’
PRAY THIS:
Dear God, Jesus really is amazing! He did so many amazing things while He was on Earth, so we know that He is Your Son. And, the thought that Jesus is alive today and wants to be our friend forever is the best news ever! Thank You, God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

GET THIS:
Two pieces of bread, and random items from your fridge
SING THIS:
WATCH THIS:
ASK THIS:
In the story Jesus told, two servants doubled their money while their boss was away. But… What did the third servant do with his bag of gold? (He buried it in the ground.) What happens if we don’t find a good use for the things we have? (We waste them.) What are two things that you’re good at? How can you make the most of those things? Parent: Share a story about a time you used what you had to help someone else. Talk about how, as people who love Jesus, we have a responsibility to share His love with others.
MEMORY VERSE:
Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large. Luke 16:10a
PRAY THIS:
“Dear God, thank You for giving us everything we need to live out Your plan for our lives. Help us remember that You always provide for us, and You take care of all of our needs. Please show us how to be responsible and make the most of what You’ve given us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”
 

 
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SING THIS:
DO THIS:
Invite your child to play a game of “Would You Rather Have . . .” Tell your child a different combination of choices from the list below. Include other things you know your child likes as well. Say, “Would you rather have (name an item) or (name another item)?” a horse a best friend an iPad a trip to Disney World $1,000 a cool phone a hug good grades pizza love joy nice hair cool clothes good health a Bible Encourage your child to explain why they chose the answers they did. Play as many rounds as you’d like. You can also let your child come up with a few choices to pose to you. When you’re finished, say, “Life is full of choices. Some are really easy. Others can be super-hard. With every choice comes some responsibility. God wants us to be as responsible as we can be with the choices we make.”
ASK THIS:
In the story Jesus told, two servants doubled their money while their boss was away. But… What did the third servant do with his bag of gold? (He buried it in the ground.) What are some choices you’ve made that came with some responsibility? (playing a sport, volunteering at school or church, getting a pet, etc.) Why do you think someone people use their gifts and talents for good, and some don’t? (laziness, busyness, not feeling confident, etc.) How important do you think it is to KNOW the gifts God has given you? Why? This week, what are some ways you can make the most of what God has given you? Parent: Share a story about a time you used what you had to help someone else. Talk about how, as people who love Jesus, we have a responsibility to share His love with others.
MONTHLY BIBLE VERSE:
Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large. - Luke 16:10a
PRAY THIS:
“Dear God, thank You for giving us everything we need to live out Your plan for our lives. Help us remember that You always provide for us, and You take care of all of our needs. Please show us how to be responsible and make the most of what You’ve given us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”
 
Birth - Pre-K
We want our littlest ones to know Jesus loves them and that He is their friend. They’ll experience interactive Bible stories, worship, and hands-on activities designed just for them.
K - 3rd grade
In our elementary environments, we desire to help kids learn about Jesus and build relationships with others through high energy worship, engaging Bible stories and small group activities.
4th and 5th Grade
We call it "45"! This is a pivotal time in a pre-teens' spiritual life when they often begin asking questions about faith. We want to offer them a fun environment and show them how to apply truths from the Bible to their lives at school, with friends and family.
Special Friends Kids
-- NOT CURRENTLY OPEN -- A sensory-friendly experience for kids and teens with special needs. Special Friends volunteer staff and "buddies" engage kids through modified Bible stories, sensory play, music, and prayer. Join us as we learn about God through hands-on teaching with our Special Friends! Meets Sundays during the 10:45am service in the Special Friends Room (upstairs)
The Hangout Room
-- NOT CURRENTLY OPEN -- The Hangout is a fun, safe environment where volunteers' kids can go while they serve on Sunday mornings. Giving kids a good experience while their parents volunteer, paints a beautiful picture of serving others and being the hands and feet of Jesus. Additionally, it gives parents ease of mind that their kids are in good hands and having a stellar time!

K-12 Anchors

As we work together to help Brookside kids and youth find and follow Jesus, these seven Anchors keep us fixed on this goal. Our programs and events center around these priorities. Click the button to find out more.

K-12 Anchors

Infants and Preschoolers

We offer parent-child dedications for parents of infants and very young children. Dedications happen as part of our Sunday service and provide a way that we, as a church, can stand alongside you as you commit to raising your child in a way that honors Jesus. Find out more by clicking the button below.

PARENT-CHILD DEDICATIONS

Discussion Questions About Baptism

 

Parents, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is this decision coming from me or my child?
  • Does my child understand the Gospel?
  • Is there evidence of the Holy Spirit working in my child's life?

Ask your child these questions:

  • Who is Jesus and what did He do for you?
  • Why do you want to be baptized?

Questions about Kids' Baptisms

Baptism Class - or Splash Class - is offered periodically throughout the year, usually in the spring and fall.

Next Splash Class:
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 6:30pm

SPLASH CLASS REGISTRATION

FIRST TIME GUEST

If you're a first time guest, filling out a registration form will help your visit run smoothly. We have a safe and secure check-in process to keep your kids safe while they learn about Jesus.

REGISTER YOUR KIDS HERE 

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