Friend Weekend Recap


Hey kids and families! Friend Weekend was this past week in KidzWorld Route 252 and it was a huge success. If you missed it, Friend Weekend was a celebration that marked the ending of our Big Idea of Friendship that we discussed in June and July. The kids were asked to practice worshipping together by inviting a friend to church. We had 46 first-time guests in Route 252. That’s 46 lives that are now different because their friend invited them to church, and we think that’s invaluable. Also, since we’ve been following the adventures of a budding rock band, they were encouraged to dress like rock stars. We had some pretty rockin’ characters for sure. Each service included drawings, prizes, games, a concert, and also, the finale to a month-long friendly competition between the boys and girls. The losing team captains got a pie in the face. The girls proved formidable by winning the first three services, but the guys refused to be shut out and claimed victory during the final service.

 I’d like to thank all our staff and volunteers that helped make Friend Weekend so awesome, but more importantly, I’d like to thank everyone who took time to invite their friends and family to KidzWorld this past weekend. It would not have been such a success without you.

 As a side note, we also continued our KidzWorld Summer Endurance Contest this weekend. Kids were asked to take a picture with our band and email it to or upload it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #kidzworldcontest. If you took a photo, but forgot to send or upload it, there’s still time to do both. Make sure you get those submissions in, because each submission gives you a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards at our Back-to-School FX event on August 22.

 I hope you and your family have enjoyed our celebration of Friendship. Don’t miss our Big Idea for August as we learn about Stewardship. See you soon!

Endurance Challenge #3


Hey, KidzWorld Kids and families! If you’ve been following along with our Summer Endurance Contest, I’ve got excellent news for you. The third challenge is quickly approaching! If you haven’t been participating, now is an excellent time to start.

Our third challenge will be held during Friend Weekend, July 26th & 27th, in Route 252. In honor or our weekly bottom line, Friends Worship With Each Other, families are invited to take a picture of themselves with the band after the service. By uploading the picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #kidzworldcontest or emailing the photo to, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards that will be given away at the Back-to-School FX event on August 22nd. So make sure you come to Friend Weekend, and of course, bring a friend!

As a reminder, if you have photos from previous challenges that have not been uploaded yet, it’s never too late to submit them. We’re still taking photo submissions from our Summer FX in May. So if you still have those, go ahead and upload them with #kidzworldcontest or email them to

I hope you continue to have a fun, safe summer and we’ll see you in KidzWorld soon!

Friend Weekend July 26th and 27th

Hey families! We are super excited to announce Friend Weekend July 26th and 27th. All month long, your kids have been locked in a friendly Boys vs. Girls competition, and Friend Weekend will be the big finale that decides the winner. For each friend your child brings, they will earn points to help their team win and be entered to win some awesome prizes. But that’s not all! Because we’ve been following the adventures of a rock band the past few months, we’re invited all kids to dress like rock stars too. Dressing up will earn them even more points in the competition. Here’s a flyer and invitation you can download for them to use to invite their friends. Or send an email asking for more invites to Just make sure they fill out the invitation and bring it to Route 252 so they can be entered for the prize drawings.

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Who will win? Boys or Girls?

Camp Update #14

As your kids pack up their stuff this morning to head back to Wichita, KS they’re having their very last small group time with their leaders. By looking at Jesus’ words in the book of Matthew, chapter 6, verses 25-34, we’re learning how trusting God means we don’t have to worry. Our bottom line is TRUST GOD BECAUSE HE KNOWS.

Camp Update #13

Hey parents we’re wrapping up here at camp. Your kids are having a blast and they’re still learning. Today we look at Jesus’ parable of the light in Matthew 5:13-16. We’re learning that not only can we have a relationship with Jesus, as our very best friend, but we can show others how much God loves them by the way we live. It’s all summed up in our bottom line of DO GOOD THINGS SO PEOPLE CAN SEE GOD IS GOOD.

Camp Update #11 – Recap Video Wednesday

Hey parents! Check out what your camper has been doing today in our Wednesday recap video. And just so you know, right now, your camper is hanging out at the beach party. They are having a blast with line dancing, s’mores, night volleyball and EVEN night blobbing! Tonight in our evening session, we told the story of the Prodigal Son. You can read that story for yourself in Luke 15:11-32. We also learned the bottom line, “Treat everyone like they are loved by God.” Mr. Dan gave an invitation and a ton of kids accepted Christ to be their best friend. And that is what camp is all about.