Things are going well in the new Adventure Avenue Theater. The extra electric power we need is being put in today. Then the room will be painted and the sets and audio & video will be installed. The grand opening is still set for Feburary 17th and we are getting pretty excited about having this engaging environment for our preschool dept. Don’t let your preschooler miss that Grand Opening Sunday. It is going to be awesome! There is a rumor going around that a very special guest will join us on that Sunday!
This project is just 1 out of 4 projects we would like to complete. The second project is the balcony in the KidzWorld Theater. Currently we are just flat out of space for our 1st-5th graders. We actually had to put away some of our engaging activities to have enough space for our small groups. The third & fourth projects involve updating the bathroom facilities in the main concourse and the construction of a bookstore and coffee area. So please continue to give to the NewSpace @ NewSpring project. Completing these projects will take us to the next level and allow more people to experience the life-changing message at NewSpring Church.
If you haven’t checked out the web site GodIsSilent.com you need to visit and read what people have been struggling with in their lives. Everyone has a story to tell and we never know when we minister to people what events they are experiencing at that time. I am very excited about this series and how God will use it in the lives of people who attend NewSpring or watching NewSpringTV. There are so many cool things going on right now at NewSpring. I hope you take the opportunity to invite someone to experience them.
This is going to be fantasic! Don’t forget the Adventure Avenue Theater opens February 17th!
Here is one of my favorite photos of my wife and my two girls. Sarah does the video production at NewSpring Church which includes our TV broadcast and she does some amazing things with video. I am always asking, “How did you do that?” Grace is involved in the Praise Team for KidzWorld and she likes to text message on a regular basis…to the tune of 8500 a month. Debbie is the backbone of the KidzWorld ministry at NewSpring Church. She does so many things that keep the ministry running and that allows me to lead and think of ways to make KidzWorld more exciting for the kids of Wichita. I couldn’t do it without her. It is amazing to me how God can give you a helper to make up for all the shortcomings that you have.
Pizza, anyone? What does pizza have to do with learning about God? Well, today our bottom line was: When you put God first, everything else falls in place. So the kids got to make these “pizzas” to help them realize that just like a pizza needs a crust to hold it all together, so we need to put God first in our lives to help everything else fall into place. It was a blast!!
Here I am presenting a KidzWorld check to Pastor Mark. All during the month of December our kids have been bringing their offering to help with the cost of the new Adventure Avenue Theater puppet stage. These kids have been excited about having a part in this great project. Many of them have younger siblings or friends who will be able to enjoy the theater. After our offerings this morning, the total the kids have given for this project is just over $600!! Thanks, kids, for sacrificing for others.
Last Wednesday Debbie and I had a meeting with the Preschool Dept lead teachers to discuss many things but the main reason was to discuss the opening of a second theater for our children at NewSpring. I am so excited about this theater and the potential to engage our younger ones on a whole new level. Darrel and Karla Stinson have stepped up to the plate to be in charge of the theater and it is going to be over-the-top fantastic! They have such a passion for kids and they have some awesome workers that are going to make it “the best hour of your child’s week”! The work has already started; the carpet has been pulled off the floor and the underlying concrete has been sanded and stained. The next step is painting the walls and ceiling. Dale and his crew are already working on the puppet stage that is going to be in there. With that all in mind, our Grand Opening will be Feburary 17th and we are pulling out all the stops to make this Grand Opening something to remember.
I am always amazed by the high quality of volunteers we have in KidzWorld and their dedication to connecting with children here at NewSpring.
One last thing… let me encourage you to give to this special project. We have a chance here to have a big impact on children of Wichita and we are going to need your help to do it. Pray about a special gift to the remodel projects at NewSpring. Your dollar will go a long ways in reaching boys and girls and men and women to Jesus!