October 15, 2017

We all have a lot of “things”! October 14-15, the elementary students in DV learn how the virtue of stewardship addresses how to use our “things” wisely.

The Story

How can you best use your things?  Where do your kids leave their LEGO’S ? Is that bike out in the rain? Did the remote get placed where someone else can find it or in the couch cushion? In DV the kids will hear how everything belongs to God. God made it possible to have things, and along with that comes a responsibility to use our things wisely.

Jesus talked about stewardship through several of His parables, including one recorded for us in Matthew 25:14-30. This familiar parable is about a businessman who went on a journey and left three of his workers in charge of some of his money. Two of the workers turned a profit while the third buried his portion, did nothing with it, and wasted his opportunity for growth. In the end, the people listening to Jesus are left wondering how they are caring for what’s been entrusted to them.

Bottom Line: Use your things wisely. God has given each of us responsibility over something—money, talents, even our stuff. This week model how you take responsibility for your things, while helping your child discover how they can use their things wisely.


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 October’s Widget!