Compassion Week 5

On December 30, 2012, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

 


This is our fifth week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we talked about the Wise Men visiting Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12). The bottom line for this week is that God loved you first. How will you love Him?

There are new Parent Cue and God Time Cards to kick off the New Year!

If you haven’t added it already, the Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group. Also you can add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

Yesterday was our last day collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in Uganda. Thank you for your help and support! Be praying for the families that will receive these buckets that their lives truly would be changed by the love of Christ.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas this last week! Have a blessed New Year!


 


This is our fifth week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we talked about the Wise Men visiting Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12). The bottom line for this week is that God loved you first. How will you love Him?

There are new Parent Cue and God Time Cards to kick off the New Year!

If you haven’t added it already, the Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group. Also you can add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

Yesterday was our last day collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in Uganda. Thank you for your help and support! Be praying for the families that will receive these buckets that their lives truly would be changed by the love of Christ.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas this last week! Have a blessed New Year!


Compassion Week 4

On December 23, 2012, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

This is our fourth week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we looked at how God showed his love to us by giving us His Son (1 John 4:9-12). The bottom line for this week is that God showed the world His love. How will you show the world?

While this will be a busy and family-fun week for everyone, there is a new Parent Cue as well as a new God Time Card.

If you haven’t added it already, the Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group. Also you can add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

We have 1 more week of collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in Uganda. Each filter costs $79 and provides 1 million gallons of clean water. To raise enough money for 3 buckets, we need $237. Lets see what God can do!

Christmas is only 2 days away! Have a Merry Christmas!

This is our fourth week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we looked at how God showed his love to us by giving us His Son (1 John 4:9-12). The bottom line for this week is that God showed the world His love. How will you show the world?

While this will be a busy and family-fun week for everyone, there is a new Parent Cue as well as a new God Time Card.

If you haven’t added it already, the Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group. Also you can add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

We have 1 more week of collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in Uganda. Each filter costs $79 and provides 1 million gallons of clean water. To raise enough money for 3 buckets, we need $237. Lets see what God can do!

Christmas is only 2 days away! Have a Merry Christmas!

Compassion Week 3

On December 17, 2012, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry


This is our third week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we looked at the story of the Shepherds and their encounter with Jesus (Luke 2:8-20). The bottom line for this week is that God gave us great news. Who will you tell?

This week there is a new Parent Cue and new God Time card. We want to provide you with extra resources to extend the learning they are doing on Sundays. We would like to jumpstart for the New Year by making sure that we are doing the best we can to equip you with tips and resources to solidify what your kids are learning every week in Anchor Bay. We apologize if this is a little overwhelming to your email inbox, but we want to ensure that we are being proactive in your child’s faith walk. There is nothing more important.


The Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group
and you can have these resources right at your fingertips!

Add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

We have 2 more weeks of collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in El Salvador. Each filter costs $79 and provides 1 million gallons of clean water. Lets see how many buckets we can provide to families in need


This is our third week studying Compassion and the story of Christ’s gift to the world. This Sunday, we looked at the story of the Shepherds and their encounter with Jesus (Luke 2:8-20). The bottom line for this week is that God gave us great news. Who will you tell?

This week there is a new Parent Cue and new God Time card. We want to provide you with extra resources to extend the learning they are doing on Sundays. We would like to jumpstart for the New Year by making sure that we are doing the best we can to equip you with tips and resources to solidify what your kids are learning every week in Anchor Bay. We apologize if this is a little overwhelming to your email inbox, but we want to ensure that we are being proactive in your child’s faith walk. There is nothing more important.


The Parent Cue is available on iPhone and Android devices. Search for Parent Cue App by Rethink Group
and you can have these resources right at your fingertips!

Add Anchor Bay on Facebook (Anchor Bay Kids) and on Twitter (@AnchorBayKids)!

We have 2 more weeks of collecting H2GO funds through Compassion International to help provide clean water filters to families in El Salvador. Each filter costs $79 and provides 1 million gallons of clean water. Lets see how many buckets we can provide to families in need

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Child Dedication 11.18.12

On October 14, 2012, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

Child Dedication’s will be held during the 8:30, 10:00, or 11:30 service Sunday, November 18th.  A parent orientation, held on November 4th at 11:30 in room 1208, is required.  Sign-up at the Connection Center, in the lobby of the Tidepool (Nursery area) or the Anchor Bay lobby upstairs.  For more information, contact Roy Pina 831.655.0100, x320.

Child Dedication’s will be held during the 8:30, 10:00, or 11:30 service Sunday, November 18th.  A parent orientation, held on November 4th at 11:30 in room 1208, is required.  Sign-up at the Connection Center, in the lobby of the Tidepool (Nursery area) or the Anchor Bay lobby upstairs.  For more information, contact Roy Pina 831.655.0100, x320.

This week’s parenting tip

On August 20, 2012, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

August 19, 2012

Help Children Change Their Hearts

Too often parents focus only on behavior, getting the right actions down, but they don’t address the heart. Jesus criticized the Pharisees, saying that they looked good on the outside but their hearts were still not changed. He said, “First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”

Focusing on behavior change is not enough. Many parents work hard to help their children look good on the outside. Inadvertently, these parents teach their children “image management” the ability to appear good, clean, and nice. A change of heart is what children really need though.

Unfortunately, you can’t force children to change their hearts. But we can do a lot to motivate them to make the necessary changes. We’ve identified several tools that, when used properly, address the heart. First, use sorrow instead of anger in the discipline process. Parents who misuse this technique often lay a guilt trip on their children. The key is to be genuine. If you, as a parent, look past your anger for a moment you will see that you truly are sad about what your child has done because you know the long-term consequences of such behavior. Reflect it in a gentle way. It’s amazing to see how children will respond.

Another way to influence a child’s heart is to use the scriptures. The Bible has an amazing quality, the ability to pierce through to the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Don’t use the Bible in a harsh way. Instead reveal what the Bible has to say about being kind or respectful or obedient. There’s a lot of wisdom and conviction that comes through the scriptures.

Be sure to talk about the heart during times of correction. “I can see you’re angry because I said no, you need to take a break for a bit and settle your heart down and when you’re ready, come back and we’ll talk about it.” It’ll take work and a child may need some long times to settle down at first, but a change of heart is worth it in the end. Resolve the tension by having a Positive Conclusion together. Talk about what went wrong and why it was wrong. Address heart issues, not just behavior and help children see things from a deeper perspective.

You may think of some other ideas but whatever you do, don’t rely on simple behavior modification techniques. They don’t go deep enough and often don’t address the real issues.

To learn more about how to help children change their hearts, consider the book Home Improvement by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.

August 19, 2012

Help Children Change Their Hearts

Too often parents focus only on behavior, getting the right actions down, but they don’t address the heart. Jesus criticized the Pharisees, saying that they looked good on the outside but their hearts were still not changed. He said, “First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”

Focusing on behavior change is not enough. Many parents work hard to help their children look good on the outside. Inadvertently, these parents teach their children “image management” the ability to appear good, clean, and nice. A change of heart is what children really need though.

Unfortunately, you can’t force children to change their hearts. But we can do a lot to motivate them to make the necessary changes. We’ve identified several tools that, when used properly, address the heart. First, use sorrow instead of anger in the discipline process. Parents who misuse this technique often lay a guilt trip on their children. The key is to be genuine. If you, as a parent, look past your anger for a moment you will see that you truly are sad about what your child has done because you know the long-term consequences of such behavior. Reflect it in a gentle way. It’s amazing to see how children will respond.

Another way to influence a child’s heart is to use the scriptures. The Bible has an amazing quality, the ability to pierce through to the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Don’t use the Bible in a harsh way. Instead reveal what the Bible has to say about being kind or respectful or obedient. There’s a lot of wisdom and conviction that comes through the scriptures.

Be sure to talk about the heart during times of correction. “I can see you’re angry because I said no, you need to take a break for a bit and settle your heart down and when you’re ready, come back and we’ll talk about it.” It’ll take work and a child may need some long times to settle down at first, but a change of heart is worth it in the end. Resolve the tension by having a Positive Conclusion together. Talk about what went wrong and why it was wrong. Address heart issues, not just behavior and help children see things from a deeper perspective.

You may think of some other ideas but whatever you do, don’t rely on simple behavior modification techniques. They don’t go deep enough and often don’t address the real issues.

To learn more about how to help children change their hearts, consider the book Home Improvement by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.

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