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
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
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