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
September Editor’s Notes

September Editor’s Notes

Trust is putting your confidence in someone you can depend on. WEEK 1 Key Question: What makes God trustworthy? As preteens are starting the process of making their faith personal, they’re starting to wonder why they can put their faith in God. How they answer this question can be foundational to that process. We pray they’ll discover all the reasons why God can be trusted no matter what. We start the month with Jacob. We find his story through various passages in Genesis 25, 27, and 28. Jacob... Read More
August Editors Notes

August Editors Notes

Obedience is trusting who’s in charge by doing what you’re asked to do. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why is the Bible important? Maybe they’ve seen the Bible sitting on a shelf at home. Maybe they have one of their own. Or maybe they have no idea what a Bible is. Preteens are all over the map when it comes to understanding why they should take the time to dig into the Bible. As we kick off a school year of going through the Bible, we’re starting with a key question to help them realize how the Bible... Read More
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