God Time :: 03.13.11

On March 13, 2011, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

“When I m afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 This is the memory verse for the month of March in The Cove.  Download the Sunday supplemental materials right here.  Your kids can continue to work on Courage: Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid.  This week’s Bible story, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, is all about David and Goliath.

March 2A Download

March 2B Download

“When I m afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 This is the memory verse for the month of March in The Cove.  Download the Sunday supplemental materials right here.  Your kids can continue to work on Courage: Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid.  This week’s Bible story, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, is all about David and Goliath.

March 2A Download

March 2B Download

Thompson’s Receive Orange Award

On March 8, 2011, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

Ronnie and Shawnell Thompson, top teaching team in Anchor Bay’s 10 a.m. Kinder Class, are the first to receive the Orange Anchor of Excellence award. Presented at the quarterly Anchor Bay Breakfast Bash, the Orange award identifies Anchor Bay team members who exhibit commitment, enthusiasm and compassion in their assigned role. In addition to team teaching in the Kinder class, Shawnell coordinates the Anchor Bay praise team with Denise Rankin.

You can nominate an Anchor Bay team member for the next Orange Award, to be presented in June. Send your nominee’s name (and a brief note on why you think they should receive the award) to rpina@shorelinechurch.org.

Do YOU have a compassionate heart for kids to hear the message of God’s love for them? Can YOU commit to serving your church twice a month, bringing YOUR enthusiasm to Anchor Bay? Contact Norma Huey to learn about our latest opportunities. Wouldn’t the Orange Anchor of Excellence look good sitting on YOUR mantle?

Ronnie and Shawnell Thompson, top teaching team in Anchor Bay’s 10 a.m. Kinder Class, are the first to receive the Orange Anchor of Excellence award. Presented at the quarterly Anchor Bay Breakfast Bash, the Orange award identifies Anchor Bay team members who exhibit commitment, enthusiasm and compassion in their assigned role. In addition to team teaching in the Kinder class, Shawnell coordinates the Anchor Bay praise team with Denise Rankin.

You can nominate an Anchor Bay team member for the next Orange Award, to be presented in June. Send your nominee’s name (and a brief note on why you think they should receive the award) to rpina@shorelinechurch.org.

Do YOU have a compassionate heart for kids to hear the message of God’s love for them? Can YOU commit to serving your church twice a month, bringing YOUR enthusiasm to Anchor Bay? Contact Norma Huey to learn about our latest opportunities. Wouldn’t the Orange Anchor of Excellence look good sitting on YOUR mantle?

Parenting Tip

On March 3, 2011, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

My Child Is Just Going Through The Motions

Sometimes children learn to go through the motions to just get through a discipline experience. They’ll parrot the answers that they know you want to hear. You know that helping them change their hearts is the right thing to do, but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere. What do you do?
“The answer must be bigger consequences.” That tends to be what parents think of first, but the solution is usually more complicated. The key may be adding positive consequences that help children practice a heart change.

One mom said, “My twelve-year-old son was struggling with meanness. I had tried taking away privileges but that didn’t seem to work. I decided to try something different. I told him each day to find three kind things he could do for his brother. He would have to report to me before he was free to go out and play. By focusing on the positive we began seeing some significant change.”

This is a good idea but sometimes change is slow or doesn’t seem to be there at all. In these cases, parents must take a two-pronged approach. First, set up a good routine and enforce it consistently. It’s like a Jello mold. You’re establishing boundaries for children and requiring right responses even though they don’t seem to be able to assimilate change on a deeper level.

Then pray. After all, God is the one who can change a heart. Pray that your children will respond to the discipline and guidelines you set up. Tell your children that you’re praying for them. Don’t give up and just let them go. Continue to set the patterns and routines to be that container that they need to act rightly. Pray that God will breathe life into the container so that children aren’t just acting right, but their hearts are in it too.

Look for small opportunities for dialogue, modeling, and correction that God might use to help them change. Find positive influences for your child. It’s amazing how many times a youth leader at church can say the very same thing that you are saying at home but your kids will receive it better from someone else. Hang in there. The job of parenting requires a lot of faith and work. Both are necessary to help children make changes that will last.

If you would like to receive these tips yourselves go to: www.biblicalparenting.org

My Child Is Just Going Through The Motions

Sometimes children learn to go through the motions to just get through a discipline experience. They’ll parrot the answers that they know you want to hear. You know that helping them change their hearts is the right thing to do, but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere. What do you do?
“The answer must be bigger consequences.” That tends to be what parents think of first, but the solution is usually more complicated. The key may be adding positive consequences that help children practice a heart change.

One mom said, “My twelve-year-old son was struggling with meanness. I had tried taking away privileges but that didn’t seem to work. I decided to try something different. I told him each day to find three kind things he could do for his brother. He would have to report to me before he was free to go out and play. By focusing on the positive we began seeing some significant change.”

This is a good idea but sometimes change is slow or doesn’t seem to be there at all. In these cases, parents must take a two-pronged approach. First, set up a good routine and enforce it consistently. It’s like a Jello mold. You’re establishing boundaries for children and requiring right responses even though they don’t seem to be able to assimilate change on a deeper level.

Then pray. After all, God is the one who can change a heart. Pray that your children will respond to the discipline and guidelines you set up. Tell your children that you’re praying for them. Don’t give up and just let them go. Continue to set the patterns and routines to be that container that they need to act rightly. Pray that God will breathe life into the container so that children aren’t just acting right, but their hearts are in it too.

Look for small opportunities for dialogue, modeling, and correction that God might use to help them change. Find positive influences for your child. It’s amazing how many times a youth leader at church can say the very same thing that you are saying at home but your kids will receive it better from someone else. Hang in there. The job of parenting requires a lot of faith and work. Both are necessary to help children make changes that will last.

If you would like to receive these tips yourselves go to: www.biblicalparenting.org

God Time :: 03.06.11

On March 3, 2011, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

The Cove, a place where K-5th grade go a little deeper into God’s Word!  Each Sunday you can download the current week’s Sunday school supplemental material. We have decided to be a good steward of our resources and not make hundreds of copies each week. So we are making the materials available to download here every week. The new materials for each week are available after noon on Sunday.

The month of March is all about COURAGE; Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid.  It says in Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”

March 1A Download

March 1B Download

The Cove, a place where K-5th grade go a little deeper into God’s Word!  Each Sunday you can download the current week’s Sunday school supplemental material. We have decided to be a good steward of our resources and not make hundreds of copies each week. So we are making the materials available to download here every week. The new materials for each week are available after noon on Sunday.

The month of March is all about COURAGE; Being brave enough to do what you should do even when you’re afraid.  It says in Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”

March 1A Download

March 1B Download

God Time :: 02.27.11

On February 27, 2011, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. Hopefully we have driven the point home this month.  Doing for your enemies what they wouldn’t do for you is a pretty tall order for anyone. With prayer and encouragement we can accomplish this.  This was our final day for the lessons on Kindness. I pray the kids came away being a little more kind to each other.  Download the God Time-Sunday Supplement here!

Feb Week 4A Download

Feb Week 4B Download

Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. Hopefully we have driven the point home this month.  Doing for your enemies what they wouldn’t do for you is a pretty tall order for anyone. With prayer and encouragement we can accomplish this.  This was our final day for the lessons on Kindness. I pray the kids came away being a little more kind to each other.  Download the God Time-Sunday Supplement here!

Feb Week 4A Download

Feb Week 4B Download

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