We are blessed beyond our wildest dreams to have Kristin on our team. Take a second and click on her profile to learn more about her. Also... if you see her, give her a squeeze and thank her for all her time with our kiddos.
Do you have a song? That one worship song that captures your attention no matter what you are feeling that day? Even if you are late, grumpy, your kids spilled breakfast on you, and you have a list of chores a mile long...this song lifts you up.
"In Christ Alone" is that song for me. Every time I hear it sung it bring chills up and down my body. The lyrics are powerful.
Take a minute and worship. You know you want to (wink, wink)
What's your favorite song? Leave a comment and tell me!
The teachers that are in the classroom with your kids are amazing. Like "holy guacamole" amazing. They commit to teaching your little ones for 13 weeks straight! Its a huge commitment, but we believe it's VERY important!
Being in the classroom that frequently allows for the kiddos to build a relationship and be more prone to seek a relationship with God because of the consistent example their teachers are setting for them.
BUT their 13 weeks are coming to an end and they get a well deserved quarter off. Which means?!?!?!? There are now teaching opportunities available. If it is on your heart to get involved with Kids ministry please leave a comment here or contact Nicole or me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let us help. Kids Ministry is hosting a date night for the families in the church. Saturday, February 11th from 5-7pm. Its for ages 3-9 only and the cost is $5 per kiddo. We have some really fun games, activities, and snacks planned. Your kids will have a GREAT time and you get a night out that is easy on the wallet.
There are limited spaces so make sure to sign up quickly!! Sign ups start on Sunday.
I hope this allows you and your sweetie a night out!
THIS Sunday is Missionary Sunday! The team that went to El Salvador will be sharing about their trip with our 1st - 5th graders. This is ONLY 2nd service so make sure to be there!!
We have an incredible staff here at GVC. I am really blessed by a lot of these people, but nothing is better than our staff meetings. We get the privilege of doing a devotional together at the beginning and I am always challenged.
This month our Jr. High Director, Andrew, did a devotional about how God doesn't change.
Its a simple concept on the surface, God doesn't change. Then you start to think about all the things that do change: the weather, kids, family dynamics, routines, seasons, etc. God stays consistent through all of it.
I have a routine with my girls. We get up at the same time everyday, eat our meals around the same time, take naps, etc. When we are off our "schedule" they are grumpy and it makes things difficult. My girls are comforted by consistency. Don't you think that rings true about our relationship with God? God is consistent, He is our comforter.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
p.s. our staff is also pretty cool too... we played around the world ping pong after the meeting!
** We are taking a quick break from the prayer lists to celebrate the new year!
I hope that you and your families has a spectacular new year! I know I stayed up way too late, but it was SUPER fun! Our family had a super competitive game of Cranium going on, HYSTERICAL!!
Ronnie and I don't typically set resolutions but this year we decided to bite the bullet and do it. We each set individual resolutions. Both of us are going to try to be more disciplined: with devotionals, working out, eating healthy, etc. We also set a family resolution: we decided to do one generous act each month for the entire year. This is going to span from making lunches, doing someones yard, helping someone move, etc. This month we decided to go and visit one of the elderly homes in Rancho Bernardo, we are going to take the kiddos and just go spend some time visiting and chatting. I'm really excited to see how these acts are going to influence our family and our girls.
I also set a couple resolutions for the GVC kids ministry. Here they are:
#1: That this ministry would be family based. Through Sunday School and other events, we (staff) would be able to empower and equip parents to have spiritual conversations at home with their kiddos.
#2: This blog would serve as a tool for families to relate and connect with one another. Please follow and leave comments. I want to hear what is going on with your families and I know everyone else does too!
I can't wait to start this new year, I KNOW God has big things in store!