February Editors Notes

February Editors Notes

Love is choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated. WEEK 1 Key Question: What makes you feel loved? Preteens are becoming more self-aware. We start with this question because when kids start to understand the times when they feel loved, they’ll be more aware of how their actions can help someone else feel loved. We start the month with something Jesus said in John 15:12-13, Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who... Read More
January Editors Notes

January Editors Notes

Knowledge is learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do. WEEK 1 Key Question: How do you know God? Our preteens start with a big question. For many of them, knowing God seems completely unattainable. We hope that through discovering ways Jesus grew in His understanding of God, they’ll figure out specific ways they can know God too. We start the month in Luke 2:41-52 as we discover a moment from Jesus’ childhood. Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. And Jesus... Read More
December Editor’s Notes

December Editor’s Notes

Joy is finding a way to be happy, even when things don’t go your way. WEEK 1 Key Question: What’s the difference between joy and happiness? As kids grow into their preteen years, they will start to wonder how they can be happy even when life isn’t going well. We want them to start thinking about how they can choose joy no matter what is happening in their life. We pray this question will get them thinking about how they can trust God to give them joy. We kick off December with some Old... Read More
November Editor’s Notes

November Editor’s Notes

Honor is letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. WEEK 1 Key Question: How does it make you feel when you’re overlooked? This is an important question for preteens to discuss as they are learning to navigate the complexity of friendships. When it comes to honor, remembering what it’s like when you feel dishonor can help you remember to show honor. When kids understand how they feel in these situations, they can start to see how they’re actions may make others feel the same... Read More
October Editor’s Notes

October Editor’s Notes

Courage is being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid. WEEK 1 Key Question: What do you worry about? We wanted to start the month on courage helping preteens think about the times they feel scared or anxious. When we can identify what makes us scared, we can figure out a plan to help us through those moments. We kick off October in Exodus 2:1-10 where we meet Moses and his family. Moses was born in a time when Pharaoh commanded that all Hebrew baby boys be killed.... Read More
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