Looking Back on August

We had an amazing time at KidzWorld FX and The Wire Event in the month of August at NewSpring Church.

FX was a blast with hundreds of families showing up to learn about Wisdom–finding out what you should do and doing it. Each family present got a wisdom wheel that gave them Bible verses to help deal with difficult life situations. 29 kids went public with their faith through baptism–choosing to let the whole world know that they have decided to follow Jesus.

Our first ever Wire Event for students and their parents was a huge success! It was incredible to see parents and students enjoying worship together and learning from some great teaching from Senior Pastor Mark Hoover. Middle-school Pastor, Daniel Mahannah shared The Wire’s vision for the coming year as the new venue just for middle schoolers will be completed sometime in the spring. I am so proud of the 22 Wire students who took their stand for Jesus by being baptized at the event. Feedback from families who attended was positive and we hope to plan more events like this in the future.

KidzWorld Back-to-School FX–August 21

Looking for something FREE to do with your family this Friday night? Come out to KidzWorld Back-to-School FX at 7 p.m. in the main auditorium at NewSpring Church. We are going to have a great time celebrating God’s Big Idea of Wisdom. It’s going to be an hour filled with fun, laughter, games and much more. Invite your friends and come early to get a great seat!

Making KidzWorld the best hour of your child’s week!

What can you do as a parent (or grandparent or other caring adult) to make your children’s church experience the best hour of their week? At NewSpring, we spend our whole week preparing for the weekend experience. We look for fun and innovative ways to share God’s Word in a way that children can grasp and apply to their own lives. We recruit and train volunteers who desire to spend time getting to know your children and helping them see God’s love. We have even created some exciting environments that have been known to make kids ask, “Are you sure this is a church?”

With all that we do to engage your children, you still have the most important part in the equation. You have to bring them! It can be challenging to get everyone up on a Sunday morning or get everyone cleaned up after a full Saturday of recreation, but it’s always worth it to spend time with others who love Jesus.

In KidzWorld, we have made the extra effort to make church convenient for you. Our environments for kids from birth through 4th grade are open during all 5 weekend services AND the environments actually open a full 30 minutes before the service begins! That gives you time to check-in, get something from the coffee shop and get a hug from your kiddos before drop-off. It helps everyone in the family be in the right frame of mind to worship our Creator. So, just plan to leave the house a few minutes early this weekend and make your church experience the best hour of your week!

See what your kids are learning in the month of May

Hey KidzWorld kids and families!

For the month of May in Route 252 (1st-4th grades), we are learning all about the Big Idea of Honesty – choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do. Our Bottom Lines for the month are:

  • Being truthful helps you stay out of trouble.
  • When you’re not truthful, you can hurt the people you care about.
  • When you’re not truthful, you lose trust.
  • When you lie to help yourself, you hurt yourself instead.
  • Being truthful with God keeps you close to Him.

Our memory verse for the month comes from Psalm 119:29 – Keep me from cheating and tellings lies. Be kind and teach me your laws.

If your child is in Baby Bay (0-24 months) or Adventure Avenue (2 yrs-Kdg), we started a new curriculum called First Look. It’s produced by the same company that produces our elementary curriculum but it’s designed specifically for the younger kids. This month in Baby Bay and Adventure Avenue your children will be part of the Happy Helpers Club as they learn to answer the following question:

  • Who can help others?
  • I can help others.

Memory verse: “Be kind and loving to each other.” Ephesians 4:32, NCV

Easter 2015

Hey KidzWorld kids and families, this past weekend we celebrated the most important event in history, Easter! Kids heard the story of Jesus’s sacrifice and what it means for our salvation. We encouraged them to remember that God made peace with us through Jesus. Also, we had a blast with our usual worship and fun games and we even gave away some cool prizes. We had an amazing time this weekend, and we hope to see you in KidzWorld’s Route 252 in the future.