Parent Cue!

Check out the Parent Cue (below) which offers a short summary of what your kids will be learning this upcoming Sunday, February 2, at Antioch!

Parent Cue for Preschoolers (Click Here for PDF):

Preschool

Parent Cue for Elementary Kids (Click Here for PDF):

Elementary

Each week, there is a new Parent Cue available to you when you pick up your child. We can’t wait to see you on Sunday!

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What is my Elementary Child Learning?

The International Olympic Committee recently released their updated Olympic Charter in preparation for this year’s Winter Olympics. In it’s PDF form, the Charter is 105 pages long and lists the rules and bylaws governing the Olympic organization. It does not list the rules for individual events, but refers readers to their individual documents. So, an athlete participating in the Olympics has a lot of rules to learn as they train to do their best.

Knowledge is discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you doWe believe that God’s Word is the best place to discover something new about our world and ultimately ourselves. And when we put those discoveries into practice it changes us from the inside out and impacts the choices we make and the way we live. God is the source of all truth. We need to dig into His Word and discover that truth for ourselves.

The knowledge we glean from the 66 books of the Bible tells us how to live our lives day in and day out. But that knowledge is not an end in and of itself. We can know all there is to know about God, but if we don’t put any of our knowledge into practice, it is worthless.

The monthly memory verse is: “God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right,” 2 Timothy 3:16, NIrV. God’s Word is powerful and strong. When we discover it and put it into practice, we have its strength on our side every day of our lives.

In Week One’s Bible story, Jesus models the importance of seeking knowledge even as a young boy (Luke 2:41-52). Our Bottom Line is:Since God knows everything, it’s important to discover what God says. The Bible is God’s Word to us. That’s why it’s important to read the Bible and ask questions to someone we trust.

Help your child continue learning with the Week 1 God Time Card here: God Time Card: Week 1

In Week Two’s Bible story, John the Baptist dedicated his life to preparing the way for Jesus (John 1:19-42; supporting – Matthew 3, Mark 1:1-11, Luke 3:1-22). Because he knew God’s Word, he could lay the groundwork for Jesus’ ministry. Our Bottom Line is:Discovering what God says helps me know Jesus. The more we read God’s Word, the more we understand about who Jesus is and what that means for our lives.

Help your child continue learning with the Week 2 God Time Card here: God Time Card: Week 2

In Week Three’s Bible story, Jesus is tempted by Satan in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13;supporting – Matthew 4:1-11). But Jesus was prepared! He knew all of Scripture and was ready for any and all of Satan’s tricks. Our Bottom Line is: Discovering what God says helps me make the wise choice. That’s why it’s important for us to find out what God says and know His words well enough to use them when we are tempted to do something wrong.

Help your child continue learning with the Week 3 God Time Card here: God Time Card: Week 3

In Week Four’s Bible story, Jesus tells His followers a story about two men who learn a valuable lesson about building on a strong foundation (Matthew 7:24-29). It reminds us that when we put God’s words into practice, they will help us stand firm when life’s storms blow our way. Our Bottom Line is:Knowing and doing what God says makes me strong. Knowledge doesn’t change anything unless you do something about it.

Help your child continue learning with the Week 4 God Time Card here: God Time Card: Week 4

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What is my Preschooler Learning?

January brings some of our favorite stories to tell preschoolers. They’re stories filled with awe and wonder. They’re the stories that make us say, “Jesus really can do anything!”

Kids will be learning the following stories:

Week 1: Jesus can do things we can’t like catch lots and lots of fish! • Luke 5:1-11

Week 2: Nothing is too hard for Jesus. He can even feed 5,000 people! • Mark 6:30-44

Week 3: Jesus can do what is impossible like walking on water! • Mark 6:45-51

Week 4: Jesus has power over everything, even storms! • Matthew 8:23-27

Wow! It’s amazing what Jesus did. He walked on the water. He calmed a storm with just a word. God sent His Son to us and He did some truly miraculous things before He did the most amazing thing of all, dying to save us.

We are excited to share these stories with your preschoolers this month.  We will be having lots of fun as we hope to excite wonder in your children as we share these stories. Jesus can do anything, and we are excited to help preschool’s at Antioch discover  that this month.

We are praying that your preschooler will have moments filled with wonder both at church and at home as we spend the month talking about the power of Jesus who loves them, made them, and wants to be their friend forever.

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New! Parent Cue

One of our main goals at Antioch Kids is to equip you, the parents, to continue teaching your kids about who God is and what matters to Him throughout the week! We know this can sound overwhelming,but the “Parent Cue” (below) will help you know what your child is learning and also give you some fun and easy ideas to continue teaching your kids about the God who made us and loves us! There is a Parent Cue for both the preschool program and the elementary program and both can be found below!

The Parent Cue communicates four things to you:

1. The month’s virtue or faith skill

2. The month’s Bible verse

3. The week’s Bible story

4. A specific question for parents to talk to their child about, accompanied by an idea to make it fun.

Preschool Parent Cue (Click here for the PDF)

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Elementary Parent Cue (Click here for the PDF)

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