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! If you are wanting 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

Jennifer’s April Update

Do you spend a lot of time talking about neighbors with your preschooler? In their life, every day is another day to meet a new neighbor and we will spend the month of April at church talking about how God wants us to show love to all our neighbors. There are the neighbors next door, the neighbors who work at the grocery store, the neighbors at the playground. They’re everywhere! Each day brings an opportunity to teach our little ones who their neighbors are, how to say hello, smile, and how to say their name. What if while introducing them to their neighbors, we also taught them that God wants us to love our neighbors the way God loves us? What does it look like to love our neighbors?

Well, Jesus teaches us that every time we treat someone with kind words and actions we are showing God we love Him.  When we smile at the grocery clerk, we are showing God we love Him. When we rake our neighbor’s leaves, we are showing God we love Him. When we show kindness to a stranger on the street, we are showing God we love Him. This month, think about how you are loving your neighbors. Remember that your preschoolers will model your behavior. Why not take this opportunity to teach them what loving their neighbor looks like? You could even spend some time together doing something special for one of them. Not only will you warm someone’s heart, but you’ll create a treasured memory too.

 

Jennifer

Cassity’s March Update

We are excited about our upcoming events and hope you will be able to participate in what God is doing through this ministry.

Special needs awareness Sunday
Featuring information on Down Syndrome
Date: Sunday, April 3rd

Special needs Parent’s Night Out 
Participants: Middle school students through young adults with special needs
Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Place: Olathe Lanes East, 303 N. Lindenwood, Olathe, KS 66062
Time: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Details: Bowling is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and dinner will follow. Please pick your child up in the diner area by 6:00 p.m.

Special needs Parent’s Night Out 
Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Place: Lenexa Baptist Church, FLC Lobby
Time: 6 pm-9:30 pm
(The earliest children can be dropped off is 5:45pm)
Details:  Free childcare including siblings! Courtesy of Special Needs ministry adult volunteers and LBC youth group. Snacks and activities (inflatable, crafts, sensory room, etc.) will be provided. PLEASE feed your child/children before coming.