Giving the Kids a Boost on our Shoulders

September 5, 2011
Kids don’t come with Instruction Manuals!  And we recognize that of all the jobs we are given in our lifetimes, raising the next generation is our biggest assignment! Our community’s kids will have much bigger and more complicated assignments than we could even imagine.
When and where do you get a breather to talk about your parenting job in a lighthearted way with people who understand?
In the hustle and bustle of life, do you need a spot to stop and share your victories and shortcomings in a safe and supportive setting?
This is a Small Group that will focus on Parenting, but it is open to Grandparents, Foster Parents, Encouragers, Prayers, and really everyone who is committed to raising the next generation to be even stronger than we are in their love for God and for one another.
It is sponsored by the Raytown Vineyard Church, but it is for anyone who wants to give a boost to the next generation by investing in our community’s kids and grandkids.

Still not sure about it?

Check out the “Come and See” event on Friday, September 9 at the Truesdale Home.  We will kick off at 7 with Snacks, and will start the program at 7:30. See if this is something worth spending 2 nights a month doing. No commitments–just check it out.  And by the way, feel free to bring the kids!

Jesus as a Child

December 23, 2010

We get a clear picture of Jesus as a child in Luke 2:39-52.  In this passage, we see Jesus’s parents bringing him to Jerusalem to participate in the annual Passover feast.  Once his parents have started back home, they realize that Jesus is not with the rest of the party.  Three days later, they find Him in the Temple, listening and asking questions of the religous leaders.

Through this account, we learn about not just Jesus, but also about the role of His parents in raising Him.  For example:

  • Jesus’s parents were faithful to do all they were required to do as parents.
  • Although they were aware of Jesus’s identity, they seemed surprised to find Him in the Temple when they returned to Jerusalem.
  • Under their parenting, Jesus grew in all areas:  spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically.

This story raises a number of questions we will seek to answer on Sunday:

  • Why are kids not just the church of tomorrow, but also the church of today?
  • What kind of environment are we developing for kids at our church?
  • What role do parents have in our kids development?
  • What role does the congregation have in our kids development?
  • What role do we expect our kids to have in our church?

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, and share a sermon called the Children of Christmas, Part 2.