March Editor’s Notes

March Editor’s Notes

WEEK 1 Key Question: Why is it so hard to give up what you think is fair? Fairness is a big deal to preteens. It’s often their biggest complaint when something doesn’t go their way. As kids start with this question, they’ll discover how God thinks about fairness and how they can be more willing to let go of what they think is fair. We start the month in Genesis 13:5-18, God blessed Abram and his nephew, Lot, with a large amount of flocks and herds, so many that the land they were on couldn’t... Read More
February Editor’s Notes

February Editor’s Notes

WEEK 1 Key Question: What does kindness look like? While this may seem like a simple question, preteens need to start from a concrete idea before connecting that idea to their own life. When kids can identify the kindness of others, they have a better chance of replicating that in their own life. We want kids to figure out how they can show kindness to others based on the ways people have been kind to them. We start the month talking about the foundation for our kindness. In Titus 3:4-7, Paul... Read More
January Editor’s Notes

January Editor’s Notes

Commitment is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: How can you hear from God? When kids learn they should learn to hear from God, they might have some questions. After all, when God doesn’t really speak audibly, how can I hear from Him? We hope kids wrestle with this idea and learn that through reading God’s Word they can hear from God and discovery what God wants for their life. We start our look at commitment in Matthew 7:24-27 where we can read a parable Jesus told at... Read More
December Editor’s Notes

December Editor’s Notes

Generosity is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: What do you have to give? Kids don’t immediately know what they have to offer. They don’t have a lot of money, and may not have a lot of stuff either. Thankfully, generosity isn’t just about money and stuff. Kids will discover the heart of generosity and realize that they have more to give then they might have thought. We start our look at generosity in 1 John 4:9-11 where we discover that generosity starts with God.... Read More
November Editor’s Notes

November Editor’s Notes

Gratitude is a response to the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: What are you grateful for? We kick off a month on gratitude by helping kids to refocus on their own life and discover reasons they can be thankful. We’re so busy with life that we don’t take the time to pause and notice what God has done for us. We hope kids take the time throughout the year to ask themselves this question. We start our look at gratitude with Psalm 100 where we read, Shout for joy to the Lord, everyone on... Read More
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