Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy this day to remember our soldiers, veterans and loved ones.

Here are some local Kansas City events that are going on today...Events.

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday Faith Builders

Think about this past week. How did your family grow in their faith? Is there one thing you could add to your family life this coming week to help bring a deeper awareness of God into your home? Maybe you could have a time of quiet and calm where you rest in God’s presence. Maybe you play a game and thank God for fun. You might try and new fruit or vegetable and thank God for being creative. You might serve someone by helping in their yard or bringing treats. Keep growing as a family of faith as you know, love and serve God!

-Pastor Lisa

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grow. Pray. Study. Final Spring Edition

Enjoy the last GPS guides for the spring!

We will have numerous fun posts throughout the summer so stay tuned.

Have fun worshipping with your family this weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Faith Builders

How can you include God more often in your everyday lives? What about praying before meals, thanking God for clean water and celebrating family and friends? Can you spend time in God’s creation, serve others and share in worship together? Remember to thank God aloud and acknowledge God’s presence with you every day. Say, “Thank you, God for …” or “Wow—it’s it awesome that God made…” or “Thank you God, for always being with us.” Saying and hearing these words helps your children remember that God is a part of every moment in every day.

-Pastor Lisa

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Parent Perspectives

Welcome to a series of blog posts dedicated to a particular book!

We are hoping that we can generate discussion as well as recommend some great resources for parents. Join me as I highlight a few perspectives from different books and let me know what you think! Feel free to comment or ask questions.

The Book:

Generation to Generation: Practical and Creative Ideas for Raising Kids to Know and Love God

Author: Wayne Rice

1st Topic for Discussion: COMMISSION

This book has some great activities and scripture references to help you with different strategies. Explore through the book for some tips.

If you have been around KidsCOR, you know that we recognize that church is just a small portion of time in a child's life and we are providing tools that help parents bring God into their home.

This is what the first chapter teaches...

1. No one has more influence on children than parents.

2. No one has more time with children than parents.

3. No one has more love with children than parents.

Deuteronomy 6: Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

As a parent, it cannot be denied that we are with our children more than anyone else. We have to take advantage of that time and use it to teach them and lead by example. A great idea is to use moments throughout the day to show God's love. Some of us might not feel capable of providing the greatest spiritual influence but I love this quote from the book...

"The most influence, the most time, the most love. God definitely knew what he was doing when he gave parents not only the responsibility, but also the great privilege, of loving and leading his children into a personal relationship with himself."

Whether you think it's too late, have tried before, you have a blended family, you have no Bible training or you have different beliefs than your spouse...this book will help you work through those concerns and still help you to raise Godly children.

Next post...COMMITMENT. What will it take to raise kids that know and love God?

We will be staying with this book for a series of topics. Check back soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Faith Builders

The church offers GPS (grow, pray, study) guides for people of all ages! Each week your child brings one home from KiDS COR that you can use as a guide for your family conversations and activities through the week. The GPS is also posted right here on the blog every week in case the paper copy doesn’t make it home! In addition, the adult GPS, found online or in your bulletin, includes a weekly family activity based on the sermon that weekend. Please post and let us know how you are using these tools to help guide your kid’s faith!

-Pastor Lisa

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit

Check out this Fruit of the Spirit video!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

To All of the Mothers Out There..

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Enjoy this wonderful day celebrating what an amazing mother you are!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Friday Faith Builders

Spring has sprung! Enjoy a nature walk with your child. Listen to the sounds of the bugs and birds. Smell the flowers and delight in their colors and shapes. Soak in the sun and splash in the rain puddles. Taste the fresh fruits and veggies. Use all of your senses to celebrate and rejoice in God and God’s creation. Give thanks to God for His many blessings.

-Pastor Lisa

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit

Check out what the Early Childhood and Elementary kids are learning this month!


Tomorrow is the KiDS COR PRAY DATE!! Would you take a few minutes to pray over KiDS COR as we begin planning and recruiting for summer.

Thanks for praying!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grow. Pray. Study.

Give me a thumbs up if you like FRUIT!

Learn about the fruit of the spirit.