February 2017: Family Prayer
Hey guys! Our Family Discipleship team has been working hard to help equip you as parents to disciple your children. It is our desire that you as parents would be the primary disciple makers in your homes. In the past we have typically been reactive, only sending you content after we have talked about it. Moving forward, we want to be more proactive in getting you the material we will be covering in kids and students so that you can lead in the conversation at home and we can stamp what you are already talking about! In addition to being more proactive with delivering you content, we will also be including a single spiritual discipline or practical application of faith each month that we can all try to implement together. This month we want to try and pray together as families! Join us by being intentional to find time to pray this month.
The month of candy hearts and oversized stuffed bears has finally arrived. It’s the month we set aside each year to celebrate our love for those we hold near and dear! And what says “I love you” better than a box of chocolates or cards that play music when you open them? As thoughtful as these things are, Jesus shows us His love in much greater ways! Have you ever tried to describe to your kid how much Jesus loves them? It’s hard isn’t it. Jesus’ love is SO BIG – That’s what we want our preschoolers to walk away knowing this month. Jesus loves them with a love that is bigger than they can imagine! Be sure to click here for concrete ways to help your preschooler understand just how BIG God’s love really is for them.
Have you ever heard that statement “God is love”? In RADIUS Kids we believe that God is the truest definition of love. God’s love was demonstrated towards us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. This month we will be looking at multiple stories located in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John that demonstrate the amazing love that Jesus had for everyone around Him. We will focus on the cross where we see the most glaring statement of Jesus’ love for us. “Greater love has no one than this than one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:3. We want you to better equip you as parents so click here to find ways you can lead conversations in your home!
Middle School Parents
You’ve may have heard of “escape rooms”—you know, those places where you get locked in a room with your friends and then try to escape by solving puzzles and secret codes? Just like an escape room, we all handle difficult situations differently, but often we look for some type of relief. Whatever it is, we all have a favorite distraction to escape reality. The trouble is, these distractions sometimes lead to hurting our relationship with God. This month, we’ll look at how to deal with difficult situations in our lives. As we do, we just might find that God’s inviting us to stop avoiding and escaping hard times, and instead, face our troubles head-on. And we’ll see that through our struggles, God builds our character, provides us with comfort, and calls us to share that comfort with others. We want you to better equip you as parents so click here to find ways you can lead conversations in your home!
High School Parents
Do you have a hard time getting your brain around the entirety of God’s Word? I know I do. And it seems to be a common theme with high school students as well. As I talk with various students, they continue to tell me that they have a hard time getting in God’s Word. It’s our goal over the next 6 months to help our students get in their Bibles and get a better grasp on the entirety of God’s Word. Click here to learn how you can lead in the conversation at home.