Archives for April 2015

Truth Quest Update: The Widow's Gift

In our Bible story this week, a poor widow gave the two copper coins to worship God (Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4). She made a huge sacrifice to worship Him! Jesus has given us the greatest gift. Jesus gave up everything He had in heaven to come to earth and save us from our sins. Jesus gave up His own life, dying on the cross in our place. When you know and love Jesus, you can serve Him as the Lord of your life and offer everything you have. Ask kids how they might worship God with their lives. What could they give, no matter how much or how little? ...Read More

Alive Update: Our Vision for Ministry to Youth

During the last Alive Parent meeting in April, we asked Angie Mendez to take notes about what we talked about regarding the direction and vision for the Alive Youth Group in the coming year. We are posting her notes here to help parents best understand what we're seeking to accomplish in Alive. ...Read More

Truth Quest Update: Jesus Cleansed the Temple

This week we learned about Jesus cleansing the temple (Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48). Jesus was angry when He found people misusing the temple by selling items unfairly. The temple was the place that people went to meet with God. When Jesus died on the cross as the final payment for sin, He removed the need to go to a temple to meet with God. Now, God’s Spirit lives in all those who love and trust Jesus. Ask kids how their lives would be different if they had to go to the temple to pray or meet with God....Read More

Truth Quest Update: 5 things you need to know for our new Check-In procedures

Parents - this Sunday begins our use of electronic single point of entry check-in for Truth Quest, our children's ministry. We wanted to make sure you had all of the information that you need so we gathered the 5 most important things you need to know for this week....Read More

Rebuilding The Walls!

Attention Men! This past Saturday morning I was at our monthly men's breakfast (please see church w...Read More

Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Anointed

This week, we talked about Mary anointing Jesus with oil from an alabaster jar (Matthew 26:5-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8). Pouring the very expensive oil on Jesus was not a waste; it was worship. Talk with your kids about ways they can worship God this week. Emphasize that they can worship God any time. They might worship Him by working hard at a sports practice, through their good attitudes toward siblings, or by caring for others at school. What have your kids done this week as worship? Are there any great stories you can share?...Read More

Alive Update: 3 Things to know about Sunday’s Parent Meeting

We can't wait for this Sunday's Alive Parent Meeting which will begin immediately following our service in the chapel. We want to make our time together as strategic as possible without making it a burden on you or your family. With that in mind here are 3 quick things you'll need to know. ...Read More

Truth Quest Update: Jesus' Crucifixion & Resurrection

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. The entirety of our faith hinges upon it as the truth. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. He was the blood sacrifice made once and for all for the forgiveness of sin. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. We are forgiven only through Jesus. (Acts 4:12) Help kids understand why the crucifixion was necessary to pay for our sins and why the resurrection gives us the promise of new life....Read More