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?
February–Fairness: Making sure everyone is treated equally.
March– Hope: Believing that something good can come out of something bad.
April– Conviction: Standing for what is right even when others don’t.
May– Obedience: Trusting those who lead you by doing what you’re asked to do.
June– Faith: Decidng to trust in what you can’t see becasue of what you can see.
July– Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. (awesome for all to learn)
August– Love: 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.