Parent Connect | April 23, 2017

Have a blessed week.  We look forward to partnering with you to raise lifelong followers of Christ.

Talking to others about Jesus can be one of the hardest things to do, even for us adults. Jesus wanted his disciples to tell others about what they had seen. We are called to tell others about Jesus too.  As parents, we  can start by talking to our kids about what Jesus did for them.

This Week We’re Discovering

Next, we headed to Matthew 28:16-20. Now that Jesus was alive, the disciples would have thought that now it was time for Jesus to become king, but that wasn’t God’s plan. Jesus gave them a new job: go and tell everyone about Jesus and be like Jesus was to the rest of the world.

Bottom Line: I can put others first by doing what Jesus said.

We get to continue the mission that Jesus gave His disciples all those years ago. When we choose to share Jesus’ love with others, we’re putting them first. We pray that kids will realize that they have an important role in God’s One Big Story.

If you missed this past weekend, did you know there was a place to watch a video story and stay connected, even when you are gone? Click the link below:

This Month’s Memory Verse

Our Memory Verse for April comes from Philippians 2:3.  As we respond to Jesus’ love, we can show humility as we love on those around us.

Extra Memory Verses:

Week 4: John 13: 14-15 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Week 5: Philippians 2:3  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

God Time Cards:

Godtime Cards are now together with the Family Talk and are given in a packet.  You receive the entire month all at once. This is similar to BTW for adults, but for your kids!


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click  MUSIC for a direct link to the Ada Bible Church playlist. You will also be able to purchase the songs your child will be singing this month.

Truth be told, our default setting is “me first,” but humility calls for a different route. How is your ‘me first’ tickets?  Don’t forget that when a child puts someone else first, parents can reward them with a U-First Ticket. After a kid has collected all ten tickets, families decide together upon a reward.

Vicki Abbott
Children’s Ministry Director