We have had several recent changes in our church leadership team. Recently Heidi Schultz stepped down from leading our Preschool Ministry in order to focus on her new job as a Christian School teacher and to help Brad in our youth ministry. We are thankful for all of Heidi’s hard work in leading our Preschool Ministry, and are praying for her in the new ministry assignments the Lord has given her. As you know, Kandyce Register has been leading our Children’s Ministry and has been doing a great job. Now she will be leading both our Preschool and Children’s Ministries. Our Sunday Preschool and Children’s Ministry has grown by over 50% in the last year. God is bringing new little ones to our church and we have the privilege of sharing with them the love of Christ. Pray for Kandyce as she leads these two very important ministries and if you sense God wanting you to get involved in these exciting ministries let her know.
We also have added a new position to our church team. Breanna Herd is our new Social Media Coordinator. We are using social media to communicate with our community and our church all that we are doing as a church. So many people use social media as the primary way they connect and communicate and we want to utilize it for the sake of the gospel. If you are not sure about an event, now you can go not only to our church calendar for information, but if the event is soon you can find it on our facebook page. In addition to our church facebook page, we also have pages for our children’s ministry and our weekday Preschool. We invite you to “like” and follow them.
Ken Fox has served as our part-time church administrator for over three years now and has done a great job. He is now coming on full time as our Church administrator and Facilities Manager (beginning in November). This move will allow our church to be more effective and efficient in our ministries and also to present a clean and neat campus for the purpose of seeing people come to Christ and live for Him. The Lord deserves the best we can give Him and I am happy to see Ken lead us in giving the Lord our best both in our organization and in our facilities.
We have been getting ready and are so excited to kick off the 2018-19 AWANA year with your family! The AWANA program is designed to give families a tool to disciple their kids for Christ and we have so many excited and committed leaders ready to help you and your kids this year. We have a few new things this year, so here are the details you need to know:
Please feel free to e-mail, call, or text with any questions or additional information. We are so excited to help your families disciple your kids for Christ and to help them understand what a great and mighty God we serve!
I am extremely excited about our Christ Centered Parenting Conference this Fall because the essence of Christian parenting is discipleship. This conference is very much focused on how to disciple our kids while doing life together with them (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). You will gain a lot of biblical guidance and practical wisdom to help you teach and relate to your kids. Whether you have children now or you plan to have children at some point in the future, this conference will prepare and benefit you in the task of Christian parenting. I also believe everyone, even those without children, could greatly benefit from the biblical worldview issues addressed in this conference.
Our task as Christian parents is to prepare our children to face the culture with confidence in the Lord and a clear understanding of His Word so that their thinking and character are shaped by the Lord and not the culture. However, sometimes we may feel unprepared to address the many complex cultural issues our children are being faced with on a daily basis. The Christ Centered Parenting Conference is designed to help you as a parent address issues your children are facing from a biblical worldview. Topics include: gender, suicide, depression, anxiety, pornography, same-sex marriage, singleness, dating, marriage, and divorce. As parents, we are always growing in our walk with the Lord and in our role as a parent, and this conference is designed to help us grow even more.
Date: Friday and Saturday September 28-29
Time: Friday 6:15-8:45 p.m. and Saturday 8:30-11:45 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Room (Upstairs B-204)
Cost: $10 per person (includes dinner, breakfast, and childcare)
We have some new things happening and new volunteers in the children ministry with some exciting events for the summer time! We have added about 9 more volunteers within different capacities. We have also added an emphasis on prayer and worship in addition to our study and memorization of God's word. Relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, the same power who
raised Jesus from the dead, to work through our leaders, our kids, and their families is essential in furthering the kingdom of God. There are three things we are in the process of adding to our Shoreline Kids ministry; Prayer Partners, prayer time, and worship time.
Prayer Partners- I am so excited to say that we currently have 11 of our 15 regular attending Sunday kids being prayed for a few times a week! Many of our agebusters have agreed to take a child and pray diligently for him or her and the family. My prayer is that we would have a prayer partner for all of our Sunday and Wednesday kids by the end of May. You do not have to be an Agebuster to be a prayer partner; you just have to be willing to pray for a child a few times a week. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in. It would be amazing for each kid to have multiple people in prayer for him or her and the family.
Early Bird Prayer Time- In the next month we are also going to be adding an early bird prayer time for the kids starting at 8:30 am in room B105 (our children's room). It will be 20 minutes where any kid who is interested can spend time in prayer about things going on in his or her
life. The prayer facilitator will also help teach the kids about other things to pray for as well to deepen their prayer life.
Sunday Worship Time- We have added a time of worshiping God through music in our Sunday morning kids' worship service. Not only can we praise God through music, but we can memorize scripture and truths about God as well. Some mornings we sing to God through CD's and other times we are blessed to be led with live music from members of our own
Upcoming Summer Children's Events:
June 6th- Drive In Movie Night in B-108 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (kids can come at 5:30 if they would like to decorate a cardboard car before the event)
July 11th- Game Night in the Gym | 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
July 16th-20th- VBS (Register here) | 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
August 8th- LEGO Night in B-105 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
It has already been so exciting to see the Lord work in Children's Ministry in so many ways. I can't wait to see what He has in store for the rest of this year and years to come.
Director of Children's Ministry