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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 these next few weeks, 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 last week's elementary lesson, head to studio252.tv or the Parent Cue app for videos, activities, songs, and more!

week of MAY 24, 2020

Watch This:
Do This:
I’m going to play our song for this month (provided below). When you hear the music, dance. When the music stops, FREEZE! (Demonstrate.) And when I say ‘Freeze’ you say ‘God loves me!’. Ready? (Do activity.) After the Activity: Whew! That was so much fun! God loves us so much that He gave us Jesus! Who loves you? God loves me!”
Sing This:
Do This:
(Hold up the Bible.) Today’s true story from the Bible begins with God. All month long, we’ve been learning that God loves us. Let’s check in with our friends at the Clubhouse to hear more about God’s love!”
Watch This:
Ask This:
Jesus is special because Jesus is God’s son! Drumroll please, just like this. (Demonstrate – slap your hands on your legs.) Jesus wants to be our friend forever! That’s right. Jesus wants to be my friend forever. And Jesus wants to be your friend forever! God loves you so much, He gave you Jesus! Tell me, who loves you? (Together) God loves me. Awesome! Let’s practice our Bible verse.
Read This:
--- Romans 8:39 --- Let’s stand up and say it together with the motions. “Nothing at all (shake head and wave your arms in front of you) can separate (lock your fingers together) us from God’s (point up with both hands) love (hug yourself).” Romans 8:39. (Open your hands like a book.) (Repeat the verse with the motions a few times.)
Do This:
Today, we are going to make a list of people God loves. Think of someone you want me to write down. Tell me their name, and I’ll write it down. It can be anyone, because God loves everyone! (Let your child name their family members, friends, neighbors, care givers, anyone that is important to them.) This is a great list. Let’s pray and thank God for loving everyone so much He gave us Jesus.
Pray This:
Dear God, thank You for loving us SO much You gave us Jesus to be our friend forever. Thank You for loving (read the list your child made), and everyone else in the world. You really are the best! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Do This:
Play a game of HOT POTATO! Find something small that you can pass from one person to another. Play music, when the music stops, whoever is holding the item last is out of the game. Keep going until there is one winner. Make this extra fun and invite the whole family to play. The more the better!
Sing This:
Say This:
Today we’re picking up God’s Big Story by looking at the life of a man named Stephen. Stephen lived when the church was just beginning—not long after Jesus died and came back to life. As the church grew, there were some believers who needed food and special care. Peter and the apostles made a plan for how to help these believers. Let's watch the story to see what happens.
Watch This:
Ask This:
What was Stephen known for? (being a helper).....What was he accused of? (telling lies about Moses and God).....Was that true? (No! Stephen was trying to get their attention because they weren't listening to the true message Stephen was sharing with them) ......Even when the religious leaders became angry and had Stephen stoned, what were Stephen's last words? (Lord, do not hold this sin against them.)
Read This:
When everything feels awful and you aren’t sure what to do, talk to God. Talk to an adult you trust about how you’re feeling. Don’t keep it to yourself. Keep going because God knows the end of the story.
Do This:
What are some things you are feeling right now? PARENTS: This is a great opportunity to check-in with your kids about how they are feeling with all that has happened or is continuing to happen with the Covid-19 pandemic.They may feel relieved that school is over or even nervous about what to expect the next school year. Summer plans might have changed, how are they feeling about that? Use this opportunity to allow them to express their true feelings and help them walk through them. Then remind them that they are not alone and that they can talk to God, a parent, or a friend and that God knows the end of the story.
Pray This:
Dear God, it’s so good to know that [Basic Truth] we can trust you no matter what. Even when we don’t know the end of the story, we can keep going because YOU know the end of the story. Please help us to have the kind of determination Stephen did to do what’s right even when things around us are going wrong. Thank You for loving us and for always being with us. We love You, and we pray these things in Jesus’ name, amen.
 
Watch This:
Sing This:
Ask This:
Why do you think Stephen (from our bible story) was determined to keep going even though people were getting very angry with him? What helped Stephen to keep going?
Do This:
Think about times that you have been really scared or think of the things that scare you most. Now, think about things that some people may be scared of like public speaking, spiders, the dark, etc. but that you are not scared of. How can knowing God and trusting God no matter what help you keep going even when you are scared? What are some truths that could help you remember to keep going when things are difficult and you don't know what's going to happen?
Read This:
We are going to look up Joshua 1:9 today. This reads, "Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. I am the LORD your God. I will be with you everywhere you go." (NIrV) What does this verse remind you to do? What promise in Joshua 1:9 does God give to help us show determination even when we are scared or unsure?
Pray This:
Pick a line from Joshua 1:9 for your prayer. This could be "Lord, I know I do not need to be afraid." "God, I will be with you everywhere you go." Let this lead your prayer and then thank God for always being with us.
 
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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