December Editor’s Notes

December Editor’s Notes

Compassion is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why do we need to be rescued? As preteens start to think more deeply about their faith, we start with a big question: Why did God need to send Jesus in the first place? Our lives are wasted without Jesus. We pray that through this lesson, preteens start forming an authentic faith where they realize that Jesus came to transform their entire life. We kick off the month with the greatest verse in all of Scripture, John 3:16.... Read More
November Editor’s Notes

November Editor’s Notes

Cooperation is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why would God want us to work together? Through school, sports, and activities kids are learning how to work together. More often than not, they may not get to choose who they work with. They may feel frustrated by or even dread the moments when they have to work with others, but we hope this story helps them realize that working together is part of God’s plan for us. We kick off the month looking at how God’s people... Read More
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Road trips. We all take them. We might be able to recall a memory from our childhood sliding around in the backseat (yes, we used to be ok not wearing a seatbelt.)  I remember flipping my cassette tape over to side B and adjusting my headphones while I strategically positioned my pillow in between the headrest and the door. Road trips for me were all about music and food! I loved getting to go through a drive through at the half way point where I could super-size my meal for .25 cents and have... Read More
May Editor’s Notes

May Editor’s Notes

Honesty is a reflection of the character of God. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why is it important for people to trust you? Preteens are just starting to realize that their actions have implications on people around them. We start our month on honesty, helping them realize that what they say or don’t say impacts whether or not people trust them. And why that matters. We start the month in 2 Kings 5 and learn more about the prophet Elisha and his servant named Gehazi. After Elisha helped Naaman, Gehazi... Read More
April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

WEEK 1 Key Question: How do you celebrate Easter? When was the last time you went big and celebrated something? A birthday? Definitely Christmas. But how do we celebrate the reason we can celebrate at all? Jesus is alive! We want kids to figure out some ways they can go big and celebrate Easter with their family and friends! We start the month with The Bible. No, that wasn’t a typo. Think about it, in some ways the entire Bible is lesson in patience. Not because it takes so long to read from... Read More
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