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As we continue to meet online only, we pray that your kids faith will grow. Parents, you are the spiritual leader in your home... but you're not alone! We hope these tools and videos below will help you engage in conversations, activities, and healthy habits as we work through this pandemic.

Here's the cool thing... these habits you're building now can and will make a difference in your family's life. During this time, lean in and take advantage of the extra time you have with your kids. Show them how to read the Bible, pray, worship, and trust in God. Model what it's like to follow Jesus, even when the circumstances seem grim. We have hope and peace because of Jesus, so let's take this opportunity to grow together as a family.

If you're looking for more, head to studio252.tv or the Parent Cue app for videos, activities, songs, and more!

week of AUGUST 9, 2020

Watch This:
Do This:
We’re going to do some movements today! Listen carefully, and I will tell you how many times to move. Let’s jump THREE times! (Demonstrate.) Great job! Now, let’s touch our toes FOUR times. (Demonstrate and continue the activity.) Spin one time. Pat head two times. Frog jump five times. Clap six times. Way to go! That was so much fun! You did a great job counting. Today, we’ll hear a Bible Story about how God made us and knows us so well that He counts every hair on our heads, but first let’s sing!
Sing This:
Do This:
I want you to touch your head like this. (Put your hand on your head.) What do you feel? (Pause.) HAIR! Yes, God made people with hair. Some people have a lot of hair. And some have a little hair. Some people have no hair at all! But no matter if you have a little or a lot, God knows exactly how many hairs are on your head. It’s true! The Bible teaches us that God knows how many hairs are on your head. Every. Single. One. It means YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO GOD. That’s what it means! Let’s visit our friends at the Clubhouse to hear more about how important we are to Him.
Watch This:
Ask This:
Our Bible story was about how important YOU are to God! He knows how many hairs are on your head. That’s pretty amazing! Do you know why you are so important to God? (Pause.) Because God made you! Who made you? All: God made me! You got it! God made you!
Read This:
And the Bible verse we are learning says . . . (Turn in your Bible to Psalm 139:14.) “I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Psalm 139:14. (Close Bible and lay it down.) That means you are WONDERFULLY made by God! Let’s stand and say the verse together with the motions. “I am (point thumbs to chest) fearfully (right arm muscle) and wonderfully (left arm muscle) made, (clap hands together) Psalm 139:14.” (Hold hands open like a book.) (Repeat the verse with the motions a few times.) Good job! (Give two thumbs up.) You sound wonderful!
Do This:
Now, I want us to guess how many hairs are on our head. All you have to do is think about how many hairs are on your head, then say the number you guessed. Ready? This is a great guess! But there’s really only one person who knows exactly how many hairs are on our heads. Who is it? (Pause.) That’s right, God! God knows, because YOU are important to God. Let’s pray and thank God that He know us so very well.
Pray This:
Dear God, thank You for making (your child). Maybe, [your child] has [number they guessed] hairs. We don’t know the exact number, but You do! Because we are that important to You. Thank You for loving us like You do, God. We love You, too. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Do This:
Grab a sheet of paper and something to write with. If your child is able, let them do all the writing. (The more creative their spelling, the better.) Say, “God made you with unique gifts and talents. You’ve got some serious skills! Let’s make a list of all those skills right now.” Then make a numerical list of your child’s talents. These can be anything from being able to whistle, blowing a bubble with gum, or doing a cartwheel. Remind them of any they might forget! When you’re finished making the list, choose a few talents for your child to demonstrate. If you have time, demonstrate a few of your own special skills, too!
Sing This:
Say This:
When we look at all God made, we see how creative He is. Just look at all the colors God created or the different types of plants and animals. And look at each of you! You are all made in the image of God, yet each of us have different things we enjoy and different talents. Imagine what you could do because you are made in God’s image. God created you, so you can be creative. You can figure out ways to use the things you enjoy and the things you are good at to help others and show them God’s love.” Let's take a look at today's lesson.
Watch This:
Ask This:
If we’re made in God’s image, and God is creative, what does that mean about us? (We are creative—each in our own way)........ In what ways are you creative?.......... Listen to these words from Ephesians 2:10 (NIrV): “We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.” What does that verse say about us? (We belong to Jesus. God created us to do good things.)
Read This:
As a family, let’s think about some creative, good things we can do with our gifts, talents, and skills. Remember, God created you, so you can be creative.
Pray This:
“God, thank You for creating us with unique skills. Help us to use our talents and creativity to do good things. Remind us that THIS is why You created us—to help and love others. We know we have what it takes because we were created in Your image. We love You! Amen.”
 
Watch This:
Sing This:
Do This:
Brainstorm a list of inventions that you are familiar with and share with the people around you. This could include shoes, spoons, crutches, etc.
Read This:
Open up your bible and read Ephesians 2:10. This was our bible story for today! "We are God's creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do."
Ask This:
In what ways are we God’s creation or handiwork? We were created for a purpose, just like the inventions that you brainstormed are created for their purpose. Why do you think God created people? What do you think are some of the “good works” God created you to do? What skills do you have that could help you do good things for God?
Monthly Bible Verse:
Take time this month to memorize our memory verse. Practice throughout the week and send us a video of you saying it to kids@brookside.net. The verse is Psalm 145:3 "LORD, you are great. You are really worthy of praise. No one can completely understand how great you are."(NIrV)
Pray This:
“Dear God, thank you for the promises we heard today from Ephesians 2:10 that says we are Your creation. Because of that truth, we can know that we belong to you, Christ Jesus. Because of you, we can do good works. Thank You for the way You forgive us and give us what we need to make a difference in the lives of others. We love you. 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
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
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?

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

Questions about Kids' Baptisms


Summer 2020 may look different than we originally planned, but we’re still excited to partner with you for Kids Camp ONLINE! 

JUNE 28 @ 6:30pm // DRIVE-IN FAMILY EXPERIENCE
JUNE 29-JULY 1 @ 6:30pm (online) // KIDS CAMP ONLINE

On June 28th at 6:30pm, we will kick off the week with a Drive-In Family Experience! Join us for a great evening of games, skits, messes, giveaways, and family fun!
You can pick up your daily Kids Camp Kits at the end of this 45 minute-long event! ...just make sure you register!

KIDS CAMP ONLINE (June 29-July 1) will help kids dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. We'll go live on our website, app, facebook, and youtube!

Your preschoolers through preteens will have a blast as they discover how to trust in what they CAN’T see because of what they CAN see. We can't wait to see you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

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