When I look back on summers as a child, one set of memories that stick in my mind is my summer camp experiences. Summer camp was a great experience for me to get to be part of the great outdoors–hiking, swimming, learning new skills, playing awesome games. It was also an opportunity to get away from the routine and spend some time focusing on what really matters–the things that will last for eternity, most importantly a relationship with Jesus. Camp gives kids a chance to bond with leaders who love Jesus and want to share that love with the kids. We are praying right now that God will allow us to take a group of kids who are ready to know Him personally and to serve Him with their lives.
KidzWorld Camp is open for kids who will enter 2nd-4th grades in Fall 2017. Current 4th graders are invited to attend reWired Camp with The Wire ministry so that they get a chance to meet the leaders and others students that are part of that ministry. You can get more information about either camp at newspring.org/camp. Invest in your child’s spiritual well-being today by signing up for camp!
February is all about love. But love can be a much misunderstood emotion. In KidzWorld this month, we are focusing on love and how we can love others because of God’s love for us. God’s love is unconditional–after all, He sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins! We don’t have to earn that love or be good enough for it. It’s free given to anyone who is willing to believe. God chooses to love us! And because of His love, we can choose to love others. Is it hard sometimes? YES! That’s why we need to remember God’s love for us and then choose to treat others the way we want to be treated.
“Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (NIrV)
“How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:18 (NIV)
There are so many areas of our lives where knowledge can benefit us. Striving to be better at what we do can lead to more and greater opportunities. The truth of this big idea is even more important in our spiritual lives. The more we learn about God, the better we can understand our relationship with Him and how He wants us to live. This month in Route 252, elementary kids are learning some great ways to gain knowledge of God:
- What God says is the most important thing to know.
- Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus.
- Discovering what God says helps you make the wise choice.
- When you don’t know what God says, ask.
We have a great family challenge to help kids grow in their knowledge concerning God and His Word. The challenge is for kids to learn all the names of the 66 books of the Bible in order. Kids who are able to recite the books from memory the last 2 weekends of January will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Action Bible. AND parents can get in on the fun as well! Parents who can recite the books in order will be entered into a drawing for a $40 gift card for the NewSpring store. We even have an awesome video version of the books in order that may help you. So families, get busy learning something new together!
We are so excited about the new year and the fun things we have planned for KidzWorld! Don’t miss this weekend because it will be the start of some great learning!
In Route 252, kids will be introduced to the new Big Idea. We have a really fun but challenging Take-Out for your family this month. Kids will hear all about it this weekend.
In Baby Bay and Adventure Avenue, we are enjoying Winter in a big way. There will be lots of great Bible teaching. Look for news about a special event at the end of the month for you and your pre-schoolers.
Parents, we want to help you be the best possible influence you can be in your children’s lives. Let us partner with you in 2017 to bring your family in closer relationship with God and each other.
Make plans to attend this FREE Event with your family and friends. We offer two different days for your convenience. The show begins at 7pm but make sure you get here early to be part of the preshow fun. So mark your calendar for December 8th & 9th and make sure you invite someone to come with you. This is a great way to introduce people to KidzWorld and NewSpring Church.
In KidzWorld, we believe that the most important spiritual influence happens at home. We love your kids but we only get to spend about an hour a week with them which totals up to 52 hours per year if you never miss a weekend! That’s not much time to help kids develop their understanding of God. That’s why we offer “tools” to help parents have those most important conversations with kids. Next weekend we will host JumpStart. It’s a 30 minute session that describes in very simple terms how we can have a relationship with Jesus. It is designed for elementary age kids and their parents as a starting point to begin further conversation at home. JumpStart happens next weekend, November 19/20 between the services. You can get more info and sign-up at NewSpring.org/jumpstart.
We are excited to let you know that you can start making your reservations for Judgement House 2016. Just follow the link below to get things started! Tour Your Final Destination!