July 8, 2018

Bible Story: John 1:43–51. John recounts the start of Jesus ministry when He was starting to choose the 12 Disciples. One of those disciples was a guy named Philip. Philip was so overwhelmed when he met Jesus that he couldn’t wait to tell others. Philip found his friend Nathaniel and invited him to meet Jesus. Turns out that Jesus had big plans for Nathaniel, too!

Key Question: Who encourages you to trust Jesus every day? Friends are a huge part of life! As you are figuring out who you want to hang out with, you should think about finding friends in your life who will help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.

Bottom Line: Find friends who help you trust Jesus. We all need people in our life who will help us live fully alive. Figure out who in your life can encourage you to have faith in Jesus!

This Month’s Memory Verse

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.

GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click below to see this week’s GodTime card.


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen or purchase the music your child will be singing this month.


A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click below to read more about July’s Widget!