KidzWorld Project Generosity

KidzWorld announces a brand new challenge for kids from 1st-4th grade called Project Generosity. In the past we have done Project Generosity at Christmastime to help specific ministries with their outreach. Now KidzWorld Project Generosity will be year-round and will give kids an opportunity to see how they can change the world around them. Each week kids receive points for attending, bringing guests and saying verses. Once a quarter, we will open the KidzWorld Project Generosity store where kids can redeem their points to purchase items for special local and worldwide mission projects. The smallest project is providing a meal for the Union Rescue Mission for just 200 points. The largest project is the purchase of a tractor for a missionary school and farm in Guatemala for 3,000,000 points. Already the kids have become excited about this project!

Judgement House 2017

Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. Psalm 146:1-2, NLT

God did amazing things on our last night of Judgement House! 525 people made life-changing decisions! The total number of decisions that we know of is 1679!!! That’s 36% of the people who took a tour this year.img_3077

Thanks for your prayers these last 30 days for the Judgement House ministry. We know that the results in changed lives were because of all the prayers of our NewSpring family. Please pray today for those churches who are still putting on Judgement House tours across the nation this week. Finally, just give God glory for what He has done this year in your heart and in thousands of hearts, lives, and families through Judgement House.

Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. Psalm 146:1-2, NLT

God did amazing things on our last night of Judgement House! 525 people made life-changing decisions! The total number of decisions that we know of is 1679!!! That’s 36% of the people who took a tour this year.

Thanks for your prayers these last 30 days for the Judgement House ministry. We know that the results in changed lives were because of all the prayers of our NewSpring family. Please pray today for those churches who are still putting on Judgement House tours across the nation this week. Finally, just give God glory for what He has done this year in your heart and in thousands of hearts, lives, and families through Judgement House.

 

Judgement House begins October 18

Judgement House is a walk-through drama that presents the truth of people’s choices versus the consequences of those decisions both in this life and the next. It’s a super creative way to present the message of Jesus Christ. If you have a friend who is reluctant to come to a church service, Judgement House is a great opportunity to invite them to hear a unique presentation of the Gospel. Judgement House dates are October 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended and can be made at newspring.org/jh.

Don’t Miss Back-to-School FX!

This Friday, August 25, KidzWorld is going all out to celebrate with families at our Back-to-School FX. If you have never been to an FX, don’t miss this one. It’s a FREE event for the whole family to enjoy some fun and laughter while learning about God’s Big Ideas. We will meet in the South Auditorium of NewSpring Church at 7 p.m. but you can come a little early to get in on some fun activities in the foyer. This is a great time to invite your friends who are a little skeptical that church can be fun. We even offer childcare if you choose for kids who are 3 and under.

Hope to see you this Friday!!

KidzWorld Camp

The first day of camp was amazing! The buses arrived safely and right on schedule. The kids got to have some afternoon free time swimming and games. In the evening, our Bible story focus was on God as our Creator. The bottom line for the evening: God made me!

Coming to Adventure Avenue this summer

Written by Ashleigh Bryan, assistant to Karla Stinson, Director of Adventure Avenue

I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE the rock bands from the 80’s. Journey, Def Lepperd, Styx, Queen…the legends. So when I found out that we were doing a “Kids Rock” theme in Adventure Avenue all summer long, to say I was excited is a bit of an understatement.
Oh, by the way, HAPPY SUMMER!!! There’s just something about summer that, no matter how old you are, brings about a sense of freedom, and fun, and relaxation, annnnd…boredom. Oh, yeah. There’s a lot of that, too. For many of you parents, you are reveling in the newfound freedom of no more homework folders to sign, no more crumpled up drawings to stick on the fridge, YOU. ARE. FREE.

For about a week. Then, without fail, the kids will come to you and say, without a doubt the most famous saying in all of summer history, “I’M BORED.”

Wait a minute…what?! Just last week your kids had a list a mile long of things they wanted to do this summer and were getting along so nicely. But now they’ve succumbed to the mind-numbing hypnosis of the television, the allure of video games, and they’ve become even more creative in the topics of their fights.

Let’s face it—as much as we love summer, it does disrupt the routine. Nights get longer, mornings get later, and eventually, somewhere around mid-July, you’re the parent who lets their kid eat ice cream for breakfast because WHO CARES ANYMORE?!

It’s no different for preschoolers. All school year long, they have a routine. Either they are going to school or daycare, or they are used to their older siblings being gone, and then summer comes. Suddenly, they might be home for the whole day without seeing their friends and there’s this other person in their home, also there all day long, just brimming with ideas to make them mad.

Sometimes it can seem like our kids are just that…kids. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that someday, when they’re older, they’ll do something great. It’s even something parents often dream about—what will my kid be when they’re older? What will they accomplish? What will they be known for?

But, here in KidzWorld, we believe that kids can do great things right now. Even preschoolers! Which is why all summer long, we are dedicating our weekends to stories from the Bible about kids who rocked by doing what God wanted them to do. We believe kids ROCK! And so does God.1706_AABottomLine_Poster-01

Which can be hard to believe when your kids are running around the yard covered in dirt and screaming their heads off. (It’s okay, you can admit it!) But our memory verse this month is “God made us to do good works,” Ephesians 2:10.

There’s no “when you grow up” or “when you’re older” after that verse. We were made to do good works. Period. No matter how old you are. So that means that, yep, your little three year old with chocolate dribbling down her face? Made to do good works. Your five year old who never stops asking why? Made to do good works. Your two year old who just can’t seem to master the idea of potty training? Made to do good works.1706_AAMemVerse_Poster-01

All summer long we’ll be introducing your preschoolers to other kids in the Bible who did great things for God, from Jesus teaching in the temple, to David and Goliath, to Miriam watching out for her little brother, Moses.

And to help you out with that summer boredom, we have a great thing for you to do with your kids. We believe that they were made to do good things, so we have a “Do Good Challenge” for them. It’s simply a piece of paper with rows of smiley faces on them. Each time they “do good,” encourage them to color in a smiley face. Once an entire row is complete, you can celebrate as a family. Hopefully it will keep them busy all summer long thinking of all the things they can “do good.”

We will also have some collector cards each week with the kid from the Bible story we talked about that weekend. They can grab the new one each weekend to help remind them that, even though they’re kids, they were made to do great things and God knows that kids ROCK!

It’s going to be an AWESOME summer in Adventure Avenue and we can’t wait to see you there!

And for those of you parents who are already struggling with the summertime blues? All I can say is…61 days until September! GOOD LUCK!