As the end of the school year approaches, we know that there is a BIG question on your mind:
WHEN DOES MY CHILD PROMOTE TO THE NEXT CLASS OR GRADE AT NEWSPRING?
Our promotion for all ages from Younger Toddlers through high school seniors is August 5/6. (Babies who are 18 months or younger will promote according to our environment monthly milestones.) We know that many kids and students are ready to move on to bigger and better things the day school gets out but we like to use the summer for them to finish strong with their current leaders and friends.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE LEARNING THIS SUMMER?
In KidzWorld, the summer months of June and July will be all about Faith. We can have faith because of what Jesus did. We will have lots of fun with the theme: “Ready, Set, Roll.”
Students in The Wire and Thrive are kicking off a series called “Start The Party.” This series focuses on the promise Jesus made about getting the most out of life. It’s anchored in the truth of John 10:10 where Jesus reminds us that He came not just to give us life, but to give us life to the full.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS!KIDZWORLD SUMMER EVENTS
Camp Splish Splash | July 13
Age 3 through 5th grade
Parent Day In The Bay | July 20
Birth through 4 years old
KidzWorld Bike Rodeo | August 5
Kindergarten through 5th grade
KidzWorld Back-To-School FX | August 11
STUDENT SUMMER EVENT
Leading The Way | June 28-30
Register now at newspring.org/leadingtheway
Invest In Your Marriage So You Can Invest Better In Your Family
Parents, you have an opportunity this Friday to invest in your marriage at NewSpring’s Married Life Live event. This event is a totally free date night with a purpose. It’s a chance for you to gain some insights that will strengthen your marriage which will ultimately impact your children and your entire family relationship. This is a great event to attend in person: the coffee shop will be open and you can invite another couple to come along. But even if you aren’t able to come in person, watch online at newspring.org/live.
Let’s determine together to build strong marriages and strong families for the glory of God!
Christmas Eve at NewSpring Church
NewSpring In The Park Was Amazing!
Just a few days ago, we hosted a family fun night and concert at Central Park in Andover. This is the second year offering this event and the turnout was fantastic! We offered many free activities for the whole family to enjoy beginning at 5 p.m. Then at 6:30, NewSpring Kansas Worship led us in an evening filled with incredible music. The highlight of the night was the response by 271 people to the invitation to begin a relationship with Jesus! And then we celebrated with a spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy some pictures from the event.
Summer Is Coming!
The school year is coming to an end which brings a lot of excitement, but also the drastic change in schedule can leave everyone a little bit out of sorts. If you are looking for a great idea to help your family stay focused this summer, why not memorize a section of scripture together? It might be as simple as one verse that becomes your family motto. Or maybe you are up for memorizing a whole section or chapter. Think about what you want your family to focus on getting better at and find some scripture that matches. Doing it together as a family makes it that much more special!
How Will You Celebrate Easter?
KidzWorld FX: Friday, April 1
Every time an airplane prepares for take-off, there is a standard procedure of reviewing safety precautions. One part of that speech includes information about what to do if the cabin loses pressure and oxygen masks fall from the ceiling. Part of that precaution is that an adult should have their own mask in place and working BEFORE assisting their child. Why is that? Well, it’s because you can’t very well help your child if you aren’t able to breathe yourself.
It’s the same way with our relationship with God. As parents (and grandparents, aunts, uncles, caring adults), we need to be keeping a healthy relationship with God through prayer, Bible study, sharing our faith, and interacting with other believers. When our relationship with God is strong, then we are able to guide our children into God’s Truth. What a privilege we have to impact the next generation to know and love God.
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NLT)
Leading Your Child To Jesus
The most important decision your child will ever make is their decision about a personal relationship with Jesus. Children have a natural openness to God and His love. And they also have lots of questions about God. If you would like to have some tools to begin discussing these things with your elementary-age child, you and your child are invited to attend JumpStart. JumpStart is a 30 minute session led by the KidzWorld staff at NewSpring Church. It goes over a very familiar verse in the Bible, John 3:16, and provides a great way for you to have a discussion with your child about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. The next JumpStart session will be held at NewSpring on Saturday, March 5. Find out more details and register to attend here.
KidzWorld Is On YouTube
Did you know that KidzWorld has its own YouTube channel? We use it to post video versions of our weekend services from Baby Bay, Adventure Avenue, 252 Theater, and Studio 45. We also post a couple of mid-week videos designed to insert a little boost to what we are learning on the weekend. These videos can help your child keep up with what we are learning whenever they can’t come to KidzWorld. It also gives parents and other influential adults an opportunity to review the Bible stories with kids for more reinforcement at home.
Interested? Find our channel by subscribing here.