Wonderful Weekend

Let me share some great news from an amazing KidzWorld weekend. We marked a new record attendance at 1346!
In 252 Theater we talked about God’s plan of salvation and what it means to be baptized. I’m thrilled to tell you that 93 kids accepted Christ this weekend and 123 kids are interested in being baptized at Watermark! That is worth celebrating! God is allowing us to experience some unbelievable stuff at NewSpring. Many people invited their friends and family members to hear the first message in the Red Letters series and Pastor Mark did an amazing job with the talk. Isn’t it great to be a part of it all?
As the Children’s Pastor of NewSpring, I just want to say thank you to my incredible staff and the dedicated volunteers who make KidzWorld happen every weekend. I know it can get a little crazy when unexpected things come up or there is a sudden jump in the number of kids in a particular class. I know that sometimes you have to go out of your comfort zone, but that’s when you know that God will help you because it’s all about Him getting the glory anyway. Each one of you had a part in the life-changing decisions that were made this weekend. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you to minister to the children who come to NewSpring. You will never know the full impact your ministry has until you get to heaven.
Now we are looking ahead to Easter. Last year we had just over 1500 in KidzWorld on Easter weekend, but we were only 154 away from that with this weekend attendance. Realistically, we can expect a huge jump in attendance on Easter weekend. Here are some of the things we are asking our volunteers and regular attenders to do on that weekend. First of all, please consider serving in one additional service. We are adding a 3:30 p.m. service on that Saturday, April 23rd. That service will only happen on Easter weekend but we will need to have a KidzWorld team in place. Also, as a volunteer we would ask you and your family to please choose one of the Saturday services to attend in the auditorium so that we can have extra space available for guests on Easter Sunday. If you normally worship and serve on Sunday, you might consider attending the service on Saturday and then serving during both Sunday services. If you can help in any of these ways, please contact your ministry leader right away and let them know you are willing.
Just think of all the individuals and families whose lives will be changed this Easter because you care enough to help create engaging environments where they can learn about God’s love.
Please pray for us this week; it is going to super busy.  Debbie and I  have a Judgement House training this week and then the KidzWorld Gang is going to Seltzer Elementary this Friday. We will then go to Beech Elementary on Tuesday, March 8th. We also appreciate your prayers for our future planning as we seek to make KidzWorld even better.
Thanks again for making a difference in the lives of so many kids!

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