June Editor’s Notes

June Editor’s Notes

Faith is trusting in what you can’t see because of what you can see. WEEK 1 Key Question: What are things you believe that you can’t see? Faith can be abstract for kids who still think pretty concretely about life. But we believe all sorts of things are true even though we can’t see or know for sure. From the chairs we use to the love our mom gives us, we choose to believe every day. We pray that kids will start to see how they can believe in Jesus too! We start off the month in Hebrews... Read More
May Editor’s Notes

May Editor’s Notes

Determination is deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started. WEEK 1 Key Question: What seems impossible to you? What seems impossible is often in the eye of the beholder. Preteens face all sorts of things throughout their week that feel impossible to them, from homework to extracurricular activities to something happening in their home life. As preteens start to identify what seems impossible to them, we pray they’ll also discover how they can trust God, keep going, and finish what they... Read More
April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

Humility is putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. WEEK 1 Key Question: How do you put others first? Learning to put others first is an important skill for preteens. For most preteens, it’s all about them most of the time. We hope that through this discussion, they discover simple ways to prioritize being humble and putting others first. We start off the month in Matthew 26:36-56. Jesus had been with His disciples at a special Passover meal where He demonstrated service... Read More
March Editor’s Notes

March Editor’s Notes

Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. WEEK 1 Key Question: Why does forgiveness matter? As kids grow up, they’re used to adults telling them to say they’re sorry or that they’re forgiven. However, as preteens it’s important to learn why choosing to forgive others is important. We hope that kids start to understand that the way they forgive others can reflect how much God forgives us. We start the month with one of Jesus’ parables recorded in Matthew... Read More
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
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