January 6, 2016

Greetings!

It is hard to believe the new year is already here! With the new year there were also plenty of new changes during our first King's Kids last night. We started providing a meal at King of Glory for our kids coming to our Wednesday night programming. We had several new faces last night and it was so fun to get back into the Wednesday night routine. Once 6:45 came around there was also plenty of new changes for both the preschool/Kindergarten class and 1st-5th grade room as well. 

In prek/kindergarten room the opening session looked different to start this year. Kids will be meeting in their room to start and will be having the whole hour on their own as the do worship, story time, and small groups together. While this is a change for them, they are continuing to dive into the redemption story of God's Word. Before break, the younger kids were going through the birth of Jesus and the importance of that amazing event! Last night they moved into the beginning of Jesus' ministry. They looked at the story of John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus, proclaiming the one to come. Then they dove into the start of Jesus' teachings in Luke 4:14-21. Jesus is the one who has come to save us from our sins! He is the good news that the people have been waiting for. As the prek/kind kids continue to look into the life of Jesus and what He came to do, please continue to pray that they would see this great love story unfold. That God has sent His son into the world for us! 

1st-5th grade - Last night we started a new curriculum for the older kids on Wed. nights. This is curriculum is called 252 Basics and is set up in series of 3-5 weeks. Each week in a series will revolve around one main theme. The start of this year is surrounded on the theme of Powering Up Self Control. Week 1 we looked at Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls”. In ancient times, the city without walls was exposed to harsh elements and cities that could conquer them. When we talk about protecting ourselves, a lack of self-control exposes us to danger. Our Bottom Line for last night was: God can give you the power to control yourself. There are so many distractions in our lives today, and we want kids to start the month realizing they can lean into God’s power to help them demonstrate self-control. The next four weeks we will be looking at different situations and ways that can help us learn and grow when it comes to self-control. 

If there are any questions, if you would like to know more about what is going on during Wednesday nights, or if you would like to know more about how you can be involved, please contact me anytime!

Doyle Burnside
Family Ministry Coordinator
doyle@kingofglorysf.org
605-310-2561