Nancy’s June Update

As we study about the first earthly kings of Israel, we will learn that Jesus is our true King forever, and He rules over the world.  At lunch after church (or as you drive to the next activity), ask your child questions about what earthly king they talked about, was he a good king or a bad king (and why), and ask who is our TRUE king?  Hope this helps spark some great conversations that will help you plant seeds of faith in hearts of your child.  Thanks for sharing your child with us each Sunday!

Also, it’s not too late to dive in with us and join the fun for Vacation Bible School!  It’s a fun filled week of discipleship that can impact your child’s life forever.  You don’t want to miss it!  Sign up online using the link on the LBC homepage!

Nancy

Jennifer’s June Update

God made everything. That’s the simple truth your preschooler is learning for the next two months.  Those pretty flowers you passed the other day—God made them. That dog curled up at your feet—God made him. That sweet little girl you tuck into bed each night—God made her. God made everything. When is the last time you really thought about that? When is the last time you sat outside, looked around and said, “Wow! God made all this! Thank You, God!” It’s awesome and overwhelming to think about all God made. And, it’s even more incredible to think that He made you. Yes, He made you, and He loves you. Spend some time in Genesis this month. Read about how God made it all and say thank you.

MORNING TIME

This month let your child wake up to, “Rise and shine! It’s a new day to enjoy all that God made!” Remind your child often that your favorite thing that God made is THEM!

CAR TIME

Since God made everything, let’s turn Drive Time into a fun game of, “Look What God Made!” As you drive along, take turns naming things you see by saying, “God made the (name what you see)” and then see if you can name what day it was made.

BATH TIME

Pretend your bathtub is a large sea. Seas need waves, right? Show your child how to make waves by slowly opening and closing his legs under the water. How cool is that? Talk about how big seas can be, but that God is even bigger, because God made the seas! Wow!

CUDDLE TIME

Cuddle up with your child and pray. “Dear God, the Bible says that You decide how many stars there will be and that You give each of them a name (Psalm 147:4). We think that is so amazing! Thank You for making the sun, moon, and stars, but even more than that, thank You for knowing our names and for taking care of (name of child) and me too. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

PLAY TIME

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss is a super fun book about shadows. Check out a copy and read it with your child. Look at all of the fun shadows together. Next, go outside on a sunny day and look for your own shadows. Talk about how light makes shadows, and God made the light!

 

Jennifer Huddleston

Sam’s May Update

Hey All,

Can you believe that May is already here? I am excited about all the things that are going to take place here at Lenexa Baptist Church this Summer, but one of the things that I am most excited about is our Wednesday Night Programming (6:00-7:30pm)! This summer kids will learn to trust God and follow Him more closely as we walk through the story of Exodus!

Also, there are still a very limited number of spots available for children wanting to attend Kanakuk Kampout this summer. It will be an action packed week that you will not want your kids to miss! If you would like to sign up, please visit www.lenexabaptist.com to register.

Blessings,

Sam

Jennifer’s May Update

This month the Early Childhood friends are learning that they are “Better Together.” That is to say that when we have friends with whom we can do life, we are better people. So, whom are you “doing life with?” Do you have people that can not only help you when you’re down, but celebrate victories with you too? Whom do you call when you get a promotion at work or need a ride to the airport? The Bible tells us that we were designed to be in relationships with others. We weren’t designed to do life by ourselves.

Who are you surrounding yourself with to make sure you’re not alone? If you’re not already plugged into a Sunday School class, now is a great time to get started. Or join a Bible study or playgroup in your neighborhood. Another great way to build relationships is by serving together.  If you are not already involved in our kids ministry, we would love to help you find a place to get involved! Great community is created when we work together for others. Because, we are better together.

 

Jennifer

Sandy’s May Update

There is perhaps no other ministry that so perfectly aligns with our Sunday morning programming for our children than Vacation Bible School because the heart of each of these ministries is the Bible!  Well, the lazy days of summer will soon be upon us.  We are praying that you have kept the week of June 6th–10th reserved for you and your children to attend and be a part of VBS @ LBC!  This year’s theme is SUBMERGED (a deep sea adventure): Finding Truth Below the Surface, as we dive deep into the truth of God’s Word.  We have been working since January on the set designs and props for the most colorful VBS ever.  As always, we use the color and imagery and the wow-factor of our awesome decorations to capture the eyes of the children, so that God might then capture their hearts.  That is our prayer.   Registration is now open online.

We are praying that you will begin to pray about whom you might want to invite to attend: a neighbor?  A family member? A friend from school or from down the block?   Music, Crafts, Missions, Bible Stories, and Recreation moments are a great way to begin the summer! And it’s FREE!  Through this year’s VBS we will each have the opportunity to “See what God sees in you and me!!”  Praying that would be so!

 

Sandy

Nancy’s May Update

When was the last time you shared your family’s history of faith with your child?  It’s so simple and can make a big impact.  At dinner or as you drive to practice or rehearsal, talk through the history of believers in your family as far back as you know it.  Tell them “great grandma was a Christian, Grandpa is a believer and he teaches Sunday school, Mommy is a Christian and began to follow Jesus when she was just 12 years old…and so on.”  If you are the “first generation” of believers in your family that is great – share that and tell your child how exciting it is that he/she will get to be the next generation in what can grow to become a legacy of faith.

In Sunday school, your child will be learning about the cycle of sin that the Israelite people fell into as they forgot their legacy of faith and God’s provision.  Periodically telling your child your family’s faith story is one step in helping them “remember” God’s provision and faithfulness for them.  It’s one way to plant seeds of faith that will last a lifetime—or generations!

 

Nancy

Sam’s April Update

Hey Parents!

Spring has sprung, and summer is approaching fast! I wanted to remind you that it is not too late to sign up for Kanakuk Kampout! Kanakuk KampOut is a 1-week, high energy, Christian day camp experience from Kanakuk Kamps.  Kids will have a blast flying down the zip-line, scaling the climbing wall, bouncing on water inflatables and joining in high energy worship. KampOut is coming to LBC July 25-29 from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Cost is $235.00. Space is limited and spots are filling up quickly, so don’t delay in signing up your child. You won’t want them to miss this incredible opportunity!

God is Good,

Sam Sievers

Nancy’s April Update

Our key verse for most of April is Joshua 1:9.  “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  What a great verse for your kidz to learn as we continue our journey through the Old Testament.  Take a few moments at home (or in the car while driving somewhere) to read this verse as a family and talk about how knowing God is with us can help us be courageous and not discouraged.  Perhaps you can share with your child a time when this truth was especially meaningful to you.  Remember to check out your child’s “take home” page each week to see what they studied and for a simple suggestion of how to continue the learning at home.

Joyfully serving Him,

Nancy

Cassity’s April Update

April 22nd is our next Parent’s Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.! Any student who has an active IEP is welcome. The theme is fairytale characters, so come dressed as your favorite character. Contact me for more information. We need lots of volunteers to make this night a super night for these students!!! Please contact me if you are interested.

 

Cassity Griffin

Sandy’s April Update

I have been reminded again of the beauty of the Church at work in our lives.  Oh, I do not mean the beautiful building in which we worship, or the classrooms that we fill with creativity and Bible truths each week.  No, I am not referring to the four walls, but the Church, the people of God ministering to one another with love and devotion.  This is a lesson which we try to communicate to even our youngest LBC children.  The Church is NOT the building, it is the people.  I had a total knee replacement this past month and have been so encouraged by the outpouring of love by the people of God.  Those with the gift of encouragement have written cards and notes; even young children have drawn me pictures.  The prayer warriors have prayed for me and over me, and those with the gift of hospitality have blessed us with delicious meals.  Others, with the gift of teaching and serving, have supported and nurtured my ministry while I have been away.  I have been so very thankful.

I am praying that at this Easter season you continue to communicate to your children this important lesson.  The Church is NOT the building! It is the people, being the hands and feet of Christ to a lost and dying world.  Go, be the Church! Find some small way to do that today.  —Sandy Badgett