And The Winners Are….

During the month of January we have been learning about resourcefulness in Route 252. We gave the kids an opportunity to be resourceful and make a special project using items from a list we provided. WOW! We have some very resourceful and creative kids. Below are the winners and some of the projects they came up with. Everyone who participated did a great job. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

Winners on Saturday

1st-Nick Silas, 2nd-Ezri Berggren, 3rd-Madysen Huffman

Winners at 11am service

1st-Brittany Woodbury, 2nd-Madelyn Catlin, 3rd-Hannah & Hayden Stinson

15 service

1st-Scott McCune, 2nd-Allyssa Meyer, 3rd-Caleb Gerdes

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This Child gets what NewSpring is all about!

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Looking Forward

Today I am sitting at my desk wondering and thinking about all the things that need to be done by this weekend for KidzWorld.  I told myself, “wow, this is a lot of work …is it worth it?”  The easy way to do children’s ministry is make it just “child care” and don’t worry about whole lot else.  As long as the kids aren’t killing one another and they go home with the right parents…mission accomplished!  But I believe children’s ministry ought to be the best & finest program in the church.  If we reach kids, we start reaching parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles and other children & families.  So here at NewSpring we have some passionate volunteers who help us.  It is such a blessing  to see the hundreds of volunteers come and minister to kids each weekend.  By the way, if you don’t have a ministry yet at NewSpring why not pray about helping in KidzWorld?  Here at NewSpring we have a policy called Worship One/Serve One.  We want everyone to worship in a service every weekend and serve in another of our four services every weekend.  The only way we can continue to have more people come in our doors is by having more people get on board and help.

I hope we never say, “Enough!  We have enough kids or enough families or people coming through our doors.”  We should always want to see more people coming to NewSpring to hear the life-changing message of Jesus.  So you pray for us here on staff as some exciting things are on the horizon that will allow more people to come experience Jesus at NewSpring.

Now, here’s the “Looking Forward” part of this blog.  I want to share with you what the kids will be learning in Route 252 for the next few months.  Are you ready?

FebruaryFairness: Making sure everyone is treated equally. 

March Hope: Believing that something good can come out of something bad

AprilConviction: Standing for what is right even when others don’t.

MayObedience: Trusting those who lead you by doing what you’re asked to do.

JuneFaith: Decidng to trust in what you can’t see becasue of what you can see.

JulyForgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. (awesome for all to learn)

AugustLove: Choosing to give someone your time and attention, no matter what.

Each one of these come with memory verses and Bible stories that the kids will love.  Even if you don’t help with KidzWorld ministry here at NewSpring why not start praying for our ministry and these important truths that the kids will be learning over the next few months.

Resourcefulness Project This Weekend

We are excited to see all the resourcefulness projects that the kids are coming up with for this weekend.  All month long we have been talking about the virtue of resourcefulness.  The bottom line for today was: Do your best and trust God to do His part.  It was the story of King Hezekiah and how he did all he could to protect his city from enemy attack and left the rest up to God.  At the beginning of this month we gave the kids a assignment to make a project using items from a list of materials that we gave them.  You can go to to our website www.funliveshere.com to get a copy of the list.  The kids are supposed to bring their project next weekend and they will be judged  and we will award first, second and third places.  We think this is a great way for parents to spend some time with their children making an awesome project to bring this coming Saturday or Sunday. 

Heads up! Next month we will be talking about the virtue of Fairness.  We have lots of fun things planned for next month.  Make sure your child doesn’t miss a single weekend!

What Are You Doing At 12:30 p.m. Sunday?

Debbie and I are planning to attend the new worship service at NewSpring.  The ministry here at NewSpring is growing and we have added a fourth service.  If you like to sleep in on Sundays this is the perfect service for you.  You can sleep in…go to brunch …then to church.  Added bonus is you don’t have to worry about finding a seat in the auditorium (yet).  Why don’t you give it a try?  One thing you need to remember: there is no KidzWorld or childcare offered at the 12:30 service.