Happy New Year! We have had an incredible year of ministry and I want to thank all of you who have volunteered to work with our kids in 2015. I am looking forward to what God has ahead for us in 2016. This month, we begin planning meetings for VBS 2016. We are using Group Publishing’s VBS curriculum, “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, The Light Of The World.”
Krys Merriam is our VBS director this year. She has a vision and a passion for this ministry. Krys grew up at Pearce and has years of memories as a VBS participant; to see her as a leader now is exciting! Please be praying for Krys and the entire VBS team and also how God would want you to be involved this year.
Parents, pictured above are two creative tools you can use to get your kids into God’s Word this year. The first tool is called Our Daily Bread for Kids: Meaningful Moments with God. I handed these out in Kids’ Bags on Sunday, January 3. If you weren’t here that Sunday, I still have copies left, just let me know if you would like one. This devotional is a 30-day adventure. Every day, your child is given a scripture to search out, a story to read, and a fun fact of the day.
The second tool pictured is an app you can download—I downloaded it on my smart phone. It takes your child through all of the major stories in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. When I showed my sister-in-law this app over Christmas break, she immediately downloaded it on her iPad for her two little ones! The adult Bible app of this particular version is great, too. It gives you great devotion ideas for advent, lent, and everyday life.
These are great tools that I would encourage you to check out.
I pray that we, as a church, would see God move mightily in the midst of our children this year. Thank you again to all who pray and give of their time to teach the kids at Pearce!